Patient, sustained police work helps Shoreline Police get their man

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Shoreline Police report

During the month of September, Shoreline Police actively conducted an investigating for a suspect identified in numerous burglaries, vehicle prowls, and identity thefts.

This suspect also had several active felony arrest warrants issued by adjoining agencies for similar crimes. Patrol officers encountered the suspect on at least two separate occasions driving stolen vehicles and he eluded capture when police felt it was dangerous to the public to continue the pursuit.

His reckless behavior continued to escalate and he seemed to have no regard for the safety of bystanders around him during these criminal acts. Additionally, a profile was aired on Washington’s Most Wanted to include a Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to his arrest.

By the end of the month, Detectives had tracked the suspect to a residence in Shoreline he was said to be frequenting. Surveillance was established and intelligence indicated he was primarily using two stolen vehicles. Knowing the suspect would likely flee in a vehicle, eluding law enforcement at all cost, Detectives developed a plan to take him into custody outside of a vehicle to minimize the risk to the public.

The plan involved Shoreline Detectives, Shoreline Uniform Patrol, King County K-9, Department of Corrections, and undercover detectives from King County Metro Transit Police. A stolen vehicle was located and recovered but the subject was not located at that time.

Detectives contacted and questioned all known associates and leads which resulted in several unrelated warrant arrests and the recovery of an additional stolen vehicle. On September 28, these efforts began to produce information the subject was hiding at a location in Shoreline. Detectives focused all of the resources into the identified area.

The subject was observed in the stolen vehicle. Detectives held surveillance until he exited the vehicle and was confronted by officers. The subject attempted to flee on foot but he was taken into custody.

He was booked into the King County Jail for his warrants and additional charges. The vehicle he was driving appeared to contain several pieces of suspected stolen property and it was secured for processing.

The Shoreline Police want you to know we are doing our best to keep the City of Shoreline a safe place to visit, work, and live.



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