Police Find Stolen Car, Arrest One Man In the Central District

Early this morning in the Central District, police arrested one person and recovered a BMW taken in a carjacking in the Brighton neighborhood last week.

Police on patrol near 24th and Marion spotted the gray 2001 BMW just before midnight, and recognized the car because of its distinctive National Guard license plate. The car, which was taken in a robbery in South Seattle on August 6th, was also used in a robbery at a convenience store in the 2800 block of Graham St on August 9th.

When officers tried to stop the BMW last night, the driver pulled around a corner and bailed out of the car.

Police arrested a 33-year-old man who was found sitting in the passenger seat, and called out a K9 unit and King County’s Guardian One helicopter to help find the driver.

Officers weren’t able to track down the driver, and the 33-year-old passenger told police he only knew the driver by his first name.

The 33-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of possession of stolen property. Jail records say he’s been booked about a half-dozen times in the last year for causing problems on Metro buses, driving with a suspended license, and domestic violence-related malicious mischief.