MIPD tracks down mail thieves

Two suspects who allegedly stole a car and mail were arrested with the help of Bellevue K9 units.

Early this morning, Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) officers arrested two suspects from Seattle who allegedly stole a car, license plates and mail.

At 1:19 a.m. on Jan. 29, an officer observed two subjects and a vehicle next to a bank of mailboxes in the 7800 block of East Mercer Way.

He went to contact the subjects and they drove away, traveling north.

The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 5300 block of East Mercer Way, but the vehicle failed to yield and turned onto a dead end road.

Officers located the vehicle unoccupied in the driveway of a residence at the end of the street. The vehicle had rolled into the garage door at the residence, causing slight damage to the door. Officers observed stolen mail in the vehicle.

A perimeter was established and multiple K9 teams from the Bellevue Police Department responded. A K9 track led to two suspects, a 32 year old male and a 37 year old female from Seattle. Both were taken into custody.


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