3 stolen cars recovered, 4 arrested in possible theft ring



BURIEN, Wash. -  

 King County sheriff's deputies busted what they said may be car theft ring, recovered three stolen vehicles and arrested four people.


It started early Wednesday in Burien near the intersection of Southwest 115th Street and 29th Avenue Southwest when deputies received a report of a two-car crash.


Officers said when they arrived, they found an unoccupied black Nissan that was still running, angled across the street.


Police said the car was stolen from in front of a Renton home a few weeks ago.


As deputies were checking out the stolen black Nissan, a white Mustang came cruising by the scene, spun around and took off, investigators said.


Deputies later found and arrested the two people who were inside the Mustang.


When a stolen SUV pulled up and then quickly left the scene where the Nissan was abandoned, police began a pursuit.


Deputies used a PIT maneuver to stop the stolen SUV on the South 128th on-ramp to Highway 509.


No one was hurt and there was minimal damage to the squad car.


Two people in the SUV were taken into custody.  Police said they both have long criminal histories that primarily involve auto theft.


Police said there may be a fourth car that was stolen overnight and evidence found with the people who were arrested will likely uncover other crimes.


"There were multiple identification cards and credit cards, and we don't even know yet what else is going to come out of this,” said King County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Patrick McCurdy.


Deputies said they believe all three stolen vehicles are related and the four people who were arrested may have been working together.