Man tears off wheel while fleeing Seattle police in stolen moving van

Dec 1, 2022, 11:41 AM | Updated: 1:40 pm
Photo from Seattle Police Blotter...
Photo from Seattle Police Blotter

A man was arrested Wednesday morning after trying to run away from Seattle Police officers in a stolen U-Haul, tearing off the wheel in the process.

Just before 7 a.m., a patrolling officer saw the suspect passed out in a running moving truck parked at 25th Avenue South and South Hill Street.

The officer ran the plates of the van and saw that it was reported stolen in Redmond. They first tried to awaken the man using the patrol car’s PA system but after the man did not wake up, officers reportedly walked up to the vehicle to rouse the man.

When he did wake up, the suspect put the vehicle into gear and sped away, crossing four lanes of traffic on Rainier Avenue and shearing off one of the truck’s wheels on a concrete platform.

With the van now unable to move, the suspect tried to run away but was taken into custody by an officer and a K9 team.

The 36-year-old man was arrested and police found that he was wanted for several warrants.

Methamphetamine paraphernalia was recovered from the truck.

The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center for a medical examination before being booked into King County Jail for possession of stolen property and warrants. He has the possibility to also face charges for eluding arrest, reckless driving, and hit and run

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Man shot on West Seattle Bridge

Seattle Police are investigating the shooting of a man on the West Seattle bridge on Tuesday afternoon.

A woman called 911 at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to report that her passenger had been shot while they were in a car on the bridge.

Officers arriving at the scene found her car and a man inside who was injured with a bullet wound in his shoulder.

Police provided first aid until they could transport the man to Harborview Medical Center.

According to witnesses, a silver or gray vehicle opened fire on the car before driving away.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect’s vehicle, and detectives with the Gun Violence Reduction Unit are investigating.

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When they arrived, they found a suspect was armed with a knife and had barricaded themselves and a victim in the bedroom of the apartment.

Police cleared other residents in the surrounding areas before calling in SWAT.

SWAT was able to negotiate with the suspect, who was later arrested without incident.

No injuries are being reported at this time.

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Man tears off wheel while fleeing Seattle police in stolen moving van