Ballard Crime Watch: Police arrest bicycle thief after three-mile pursuit
Seattle Police arrested a 37-year-old man after he led officers on a several-mile chase on a stolen bicycle July 18.
Two bicycle patrol officers, Henry Feldmann and Tabitha Sexton, were patrolling the area near 24th Avenue N.W. and N.W. Market Street, and they witnessed the suspect ride past them around 6 p.m. The officers had knowledge that the suspect was wanted in relation to a felony fraud case. They followed him.
They called out for him to stop. The suspect heard them and took off toward the industrial area of Ballard. Officers pursued him for three miles. According to police, a bystander attempted to stop the suspect by throwing his own bicycle in front of the suspect. This action knocked the suspect off his bike. He was momentarily slowed down but remounted and took off.
Officers finally took the man into custody near the intersection of N.W. 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue N.W. The suspect was carrying a small amount of methamphetamine. He was also riding a stolen bicycle. Police booked the suspect in King County Jail.