Early morning crash into Ravenna business sends police on a manhunt through the neighborhood (UPDATE)

UPDATE (5:32PM): Katie on twitter (@9livesimages) alerted me to this posting about last night’s police activity on the Seattle Police Department Blotter:

Reckless driving, hit and run, stolen gun in Lake City

On March 7th, at approximately 2:30 AM, a North Precinct officer was on routine patrol when she observed a white 2000 Cadillac driving at a high rate of speed westbound on NE 75th Street.  The officer broadcast the information about the vehicle, and approximately one minute later officers located that vehicle crashed into the side of a house in the 6500 Block of 16th Avenue NE.  Officers quickly contained the area and a K-9 responded to the scene.  The K-9 was able to track and locate three of the five suspects from the vehicle.  They were taken into custody.  A fourth suspect was located walking away from the scene on NE 65th and was also taken into custody.  A fifth suspect is still at large. Officers recovered a stolen handgun inside the vehicle.  One of the suspects, a 23 year old male, was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of VUFA and Hit and Run.  The other two suspects, both 21 year old females, were interviewed and released from the precinct.  The fourth suspect, a 19 year old female, was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained during the K-9 track.


Lucille Mroczek had finally gotten to sleep…when a car hit her building.

KIRO 7's story on last night's Ravenna car crash and ensuing manhunt (image links to the story on kirotv.com - CLICK TO READ)

Early Monday morning, around 3AM, a white Cadillac struck the side of Silhouette Antiques & Gifts (1516 NE 65th Street) before coming to a stop in the parking strip. Five people in the car then ran from the scene into the surrounding neighborhood. At least two people are in custody at this time, according to the KIRO 7 article above.

The car managed to take out the stop sign at the corner completely, and left a dent in a wooden wall at the base of the building. A down spout was also destroyed, but has since been replaced.

Silhouette's Lucille Mroczek (in red) talks with neighbors about last night's crash and police activity.

MyNorthwest.com has a similar story about the crash and manhunt, but incorrectly identifies the neighborhood as “Lake City” and gives an address of “5600 block of 16th Avenue.”

Ravenna Blog will be watching for the official police report and will update this post with any new information.


Neighbors in the area: Did you hear any of the ruckus this morning? Tell us about it in the comments.