SPD Blotter reports that a 23 year-old suspect was taken into custody yesterday after a witness found him trying to break into a car on Stone Way, near N. 45th St.
It was around 7:15 a.m. (on Tuesday, December 18) when the witness noticed a person trying to break into a car, according to the Blotter. When the suspect couldn’t get the door open, “he pulled a handgun out of his pocket and used it to try and smash the car’s window. The witness flashed his headlights at the suspect, and the suspect took off running down N. 43rd Street.”
The witness called 911 and began to follow the suspect. Police arrested the suspect near Woodland Park Avenue N. and N. 45th Street when they spotted him “trying to break into another car.” They found the handgun nearby and later discovered it was reported stolen. What’s more, the suspect is a convicted felon “who’s not supposed to have access to firearms–also wanted for a felony domestic violence warrant,” according to the Blotter, which also notes that “Officers booked the suspect into the King County Jail for unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of stolen property, and the felony warrant.”