Helicopter search after driver crashes stolen pickup truck

Thanks for the tips. Our photo above shows a crashed stolen pickup truck that’s related to the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter search that’s been under way over 26th SW south of Roxbury. Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Kennamer told us at the scene that KCSO got word from Seattle Police that the stolen pickup was headed their way. Its driver crashed near 26th/100th and took off running. They’ve been searching with the helicopter and two K-9 teams but haven’t found the driver yet.

7 Replies to "Helicopter search after driver crashes stolen pickup truck"

  • Lex January 19, 2022 (7:40 pm)

    What a waste of money – a helicopter for a stolen car?!

    • StopCuttingDownTrees January 19, 2022 (9:22 pm)

      No, a helicopter for a dangerous felon trying to escape justice.

    • A January 20, 2022 (6:49 am)

      You do know that criminals use stolen cars to commit other crimes right? Burglaries, armed robberies, kidnappings, drive by shootings and other violent crimes are committed using stolen cars. You may think it’s just a stolen car but you have no idea the bad intentions that stolen car may be used for

    • Seasunnyside January 20, 2022 (1:34 pm)

      Spoken like someone who never had their car stolen. Must be nice but when I’ve had my things stolen, I wasn’t looking for some bike cop to be out there pedaling for justice.

  • Leigh January 19, 2022 (8:04 pm)

    Did police ever catch the person who crashed the stolen truck at the end of California near Hamilton Viewpoint?

  • Lola January 20, 2022 (7:54 am)

    Did anybody report the vehicle stolen?  Usually they post on here if it was stolen in WS?

    • WSB January 20, 2022 (11:13 am)

      No idea where it was stolen, and no, we don’t get reader reports of all the local stolen vehicles. Everyone’s welcome to send a Crime Watch report but in watching Tweets by Beat (the automated SPD log of sorts that we aggregate atop the Crime Watch page) there are several auto-theft reports a day most days. While some stolen vehicles turn up near where they were taken, many others turn up miles away (example: the carjacking we wrote about two days ago, and updated yesterday with word that the car taken in WS had been found in Kent) – TR

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