Police arrested a man on Queen Anne early Thursday after he crashed a stolen van into two parked cars and was later caught with heroin and a scale.
Around 5 AM, several witnesses awoke to a crash outside their homes in the 400 block of Halladay Street and saw a white van speeding away. One witness noticed the van was leaking fluid and hopped in his own car to follow the suspect.
The witness followed the suspect’s trail until he saw the white van parked near Dexter Avenue and Aurora. He noticed a man walking away from the van and snapped a picture of him before returning home.
When the witness arrived back at his house he found officers surveying and documenting the damage to the two vehicles on Halladay Street. He showed police the picture of the van and the suspect, and officers began searching for the man.
Police found the suspect near Aurora and arrested him in the 1400 block of Dexter Avenue North after a brief chase. Officers found he was carrying 6 grams of heroin and a scale and discovered the van he’d been driving was reported stolen. He was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of possession of stolen property and investigation of possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.