Stolen vehicle suspect eludes Des Moines Police early Monday morning

A Waterland Blog Reader first alerted us to this – early Monday morning (Dec. 28) around 2:28 a.m., a Des Moines Police Officer observed a stolen vehicle traveling northbound on 1st Ave South at about S. 212th Street.

DMPD Sgt. Doug Jenkins told The Waterland Blog that the officer tried to stop the vehicle, but it fled, continuing northbound on 1st Ave South. The officer pursued the vehicle. After being involved in a minor collision, the driver of the stolen vehicle fled on foot in the area of S. 158th Street and 4th Ave South.

Two passengers in the vehicle were detained.

A K-9 perimeter was set up with the assistance of deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office, Port of Seattle Police and Normandy Park Police. A K-9 track was done but the suspect was not located.

The suspect has been described as a white or mixed raced male, wearing a white hat, black shirt and blue jeans. He was about 5’10” tall and had a heavy build.

The stolen vehicle was towed to a secure location pending a search warrant.

Our Reader said he was awakened by his cat at around 2:40 a.m.:

“Finding that quite surprising, I went out into the living room and witnessed a stranger standing outside my patio door in my private backyard,” he said. “I flipped on the outside light and he bolted. I called 911 and reported it, looked out the front window and there were Cops and a dog team 100+ feet away.”

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