Burglary-ring suspect arrested after car crash, foot chase

Seattle Police arrested a suspect believed to be involved in a burglary ring after he crashed a stolen car and led officers on a foot chase through Magnolia yesterday.

According to Det. Patrick Michaud in the “SPD Blotter,” witnesses saw the suspect reach into a car, take a purse and then speed off in what was later determined to be a stolen car from the 2600 block of West Marina Place, at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

Police found the suspect’s vehicle while checking nearby parking lots, and the suspect sped off again. Despite getting away from the officer, the suspect crashed into another vehicle a short distance away, causing his own car to land on its roof. The suspect then crawled out of the “now-burning car” and ran away as police arrived.

A K-9 unit later found him in the 3200 block of 44th Avenue West.

Medics treated the suspect for non-life-threatening injuries at the scene and then took him for further treatment at Harborview Medical Center.

The Seattle Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the suspect’s possible involvement in a string of burglaries throughout the city.