West Seattle Crime Watch: Truck taken, followed, found

Thanks to everybody who tipped us about a big police response earlier this evening near Delridge/Thistle. It was about the pickup truck in the foreground. Police confirm it was reported stolen, and that they have a suspect in custody. Scanner traffic indicated that its owner had called police while following her stolen pickup southbound on Delridge.

11 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Truck taken, followed, found"

  • Jeff March 10, 2014 (7:39 pm)

    Slap those wrists and cut em loose!

  • JanS March 10, 2014 (8:08 pm)

    following is not always the best thing to do, but…a high five to her…one more crook caught..

  • Jim P. March 10, 2014 (8:32 pm)

    I would pay a reasonable sum to have a video of the guy’s arrest. His look must be priceless when the woman he stole from stands there with the documents showing it is indeed her car.

    His explanations will be priceless in terms of low comedy.

  • ScubaFrog March 10, 2014 (8:47 pm)

    Sadly I’ll wager the suspect’s out in no time, victimizing more people.

    • WSB March 10, 2014 (8:55 pm)

      Well, I hope to get the report tomorrow and maybe even a partial name so I can find out. Otherwise … all we have is this smidge of info, but enough people reported the Delridge closure, it was worth noting. – TR

  • sharktank March 10, 2014 (9:49 pm)

    I tracked down my stolen car once. Be very careful, the crook that stole my car had a .38 special with hollow point bullets. The gun was never recovered (maybe he didnt have one) but there were bullets found on the driver seat once he abandonded the car and ran into the woods.

    I chased- him in my car, me on my motorcycle coulda wrecked, coulda gotten shot.

    His look was ‘exhausted’ he had just been chased a couple miles on foot by snohomish county sheriff + dogs + helicopter. His stupid commentary were the 80$ worth of groeries he had just bought at QFC.

    The worst part, was that I tracked the car down 2 days after it had been stolen, he told the police someone let him borrow it but he knew it had been stolen. He was charged with possession of stolen property. instead of GTA.

  • Eric1 March 10, 2014 (10:24 pm)

    Hey ScubaFrog ease up, it was just using a car without the real owner’s permission. He didn’t know the car was stolen. His friend Jack said he could just use the car for the day since it was raining and he thought that it was Jack’s car. He promises to not do it again since that wrist slap really hurt and the stern talking to has made him realize the error of his ways.

  • sophista-tiki March 11, 2014 (3:42 am)

    I drove past just as they were pulling up behind the police car. I was wondering why someone would get out and walk up behind a cop car who had another vehicle pulled over. YEA! If I saw my stolen car driving around I’d follow. Can’t go through life being afraind of what some low life may or may not do. Maybe if more people were proactive with all the theives around here the’d get the message that WS isn’t such an easy target after all. Like I’ve said a million times not ALL of the people that live in this hood are mild mannered normal citizens who follow rules of living in fear some of us just go for it.

  • Tammy March 11, 2014 (10:16 am)

    I was headed north on Delridge when this happened and got a front row seat for the whole thing. The police had guns drawn when they finally got the truck to pull over. I have never seen so many guns at one time. There were 3 people inside the cab, a middle age woman(driving)and 2 that may have been high school age. From what I could see the driver may have been impaired in some way, she didn’t seem to follow the instructions given by the police at all.

    • WSB March 11, 2014 (10:17 am)

      Just a note – guns are always drawn when police pull over someone for a possible felony, which includes auto theft.

  • kelly March 15, 2014 (9:55 pm)

    wow thats crazy im the new owner of this truck

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