Seattle police captured two suspects hiding in a cemetery after the suspects jumped from a moving, stolen car late Friday Night.
Officers, while on an Anti-Violence Emphasis patrol, were keeping their eyes open for a stolen SUV believed to be connected with a number of recent incidents throughout North Seattle.
The officers spotted the stolen vehicle, now sporting stolen license plates, at Aurora Ave North and North Northgate Way around 11 PM. Meanwhile the suspects, realizing they had been spotted, drove a short distance before jumping out of the moving SUV and fled on foot.
The officers were able to stop the run-away car before they gave chase to the two suspect who ran into a cemetery. Additional officers streamed into the area and quickly surrounded the cemetery, forcing the suspects to hide.
Overhead the King County Sheriffs Guardian-1 helicopter helped vector officers to the hiding suspects and both were arrested.
A K-9 officer conducted a retroactive track and located a gun amongst the headstones. Officers found the gun to have been stolen and collected it as evidence.
Officers booked both suspects into King County Jail, the 18-year-old driver on investigation of auto theft and eluding, and the 19-year-old passenger was booked on obstruction and a warrant.
More charges may be forthcoming as evidence is fingerprinted and tested.