Just before 6 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, Tukwila Police officers were dispatched to a residence on 57th Ave S. regarding a vehicle that had been stolen the previous night on Interurban Ave S. that was now pinging to that location.
Officers located the vehicle in the driveway of the residence ,with a 33-year old male Tukwila resident with multiple warrants passed out in the driver seat.
Police say that when contacted, the suspect kept repeatedly attempting to reach for something under his leg and ignored multiple commands from officers to stop. He was immediately removed from the vehicle without incident and detained. A firearm was located on the seat where the suspect had been reaching. The suspect is a convicted felon not eligible to possess a firearm and was taken into custody and booked.
In addition to the vehicle the suspect was in, officers noticed multiple other vehicles, boats, tools and items scattered all around the property. One of the trucks on the property which was also stolen had fled from Tukwila officers yesterday morning after an attempted traffic stop on the vehicle.
Thus far the recovered stolen property list consists of 3 stolen trucks, 2 boats on 2 stolen trailers, a stolen firearm inside one of the trailers, a trailer with a backhoe, a pressure washer, multiple generators, license plates, power tools, compressors, tires, rims and more. The majority of the items recovered thus far were stolen in Tukwila over the past several months.
The Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force was notified and responded to take over the recovery of the stolen property and investigation.
Photos courtesy Tukwila Police Department