Mercer Island Police found a stolen Auburn Police Department SUV near the 8200 block of W. Mercer Way Monday morning.
Commander Leslie Burns said the black and white 2012 Chevy Tahoe was found around 8:15 a.m. at an abandoned construction site. The vehicle had been missing since 6:30 p.m. Sunday night, when someone jumped a fence at a police parking lot on East Main Street in Auburn and stole the SUV, smashing through a metal fence and driving off. A loaded police rifle was in the vehicle when it was stolen.
Commander Jamie Sidell with the Auburn Police Department said everything that was inside the vehicle when it was stolen was recovered intact. Auburn Police continue to investigate for a suspect.