UPDATE: 35th/Thistle crash, followed by search and arrest

(Added: Photo sent by Jason)

2:04 PM: Southbound 35th SW is blocked right now at SW Thistle after a crash reported to involve two cars, and police are looking for two people reported to have run/walked away from one of them. They were last seen westbound on Thistle, “possibly bleeding.”

2:07 PM: Now police are saying one person – all we’ve heard are that both were believed to be male – might have left NB on 35th, and the other might have been subsequently seen near 37th/Cloverdale.

2:15 PM: A K-9 officer is in the area and might be joining the search.

2:25 PM: Police have one person in custody a few blocks south of the crash scene. He was reported to have been hiding in a Honey Bucket.

2:57 PM: Crash scene is clear. Here’s where police found the man:

SFD was called to check on him for possible crash injuries.

10:53 PM: The suspect, 30, is in King County Jail, booked for investigation of hit-and-run. The jail register shows it’s his fourth booking in just under a year.

14 Replies to "UPDATE: 35th/Thistle crash, followed by search and arrest"

  • Honeybucket June 5, 2018 (2:46 pm)

    Hey, when nature calls… He must have really had to go.

  • Wendell June 5, 2018 (3:18 pm)

    You will always find a POS in a Honey Bucket.

    • KM June 5, 2018 (6:07 pm)

      Take a bow, Wendell.

  • they June 5, 2018 (3:23 pm)

    Always hated that intersection west bound on my motorcycle when the light was green, totally blind no time to react… 

  • Cam June 5, 2018 (3:52 pm)

    Does anyone know if they caught the second suspect? He was seen hiding out in my neighbor’s yard and then ran away

  • The King June 5, 2018 (5:20 pm)

    The police officers would have made my day if they “accidentally” tipped over the Honey Bucket trying to get the coward out. 

    • JC June 6, 2018 (12:07 pm)

      Oh me too!!!!

  • waikikigirl June 5, 2018 (5:59 pm)


  • Accountability June 5, 2018 (9:43 pm)

    Does it really matter if they catch them these days? They just release them hours later no matter how heinous the offence. 

    • Jimbo June 7, 2018 (11:48 am)

      I’m not sure that’s quite true, but the things that happen in the system are based on the Constitution.  For better or worse, the Constitution rules.  As a retired parole officer, I saw plenty of these guys who wound up in prison.

  • Qubert M. June 6, 2018 (12:16 am)

    That doesn’t sound correct. 

  • Frank June 6, 2018 (7:27 am)

    Notice this accident occurred on the “channelized” portion of 35th that is continuously pitched as being much safer for all of us…

    • Um June 6, 2018 (10:03 am)

      uh… not relevant.  Just because one person [criminal driving like a loon] has a crash on a roadway doesn’t mean it isn’t overall safer for the average user.

  • kravitz June 6, 2018 (8:24 am)

    Fourth booking in under a year? What a great member of society.  Also, nice work @Wendell. 

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