Police arrest woman in stolen car, find weapons, drugs, electronics

A gun, switchblade knife and brass knuckles were found the in the woman's purse, police say.

SEATTLE — Seattle police officers arrested a woman who was driving a stolen car and found a gun, knife and brass knuckles in her purse Thursday afternoon.

At 3:15 p.m., police and Seattle Fire medics were called to Fifth Avenue and Blanchard Street in Belltown for a man who was overdosing.

The caller said she had already tried to revive the man with naloxone nasal spray.

Police and firefighters arrived and found two people in a running car — a victim in the passenger seat and a woman in the driver’s seat.

Firefighters treated the victim while officers asked the woman to turn off the car.

A records check showed the car had been reported stolen, and the woman was arrested for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle.

Officers said a search of the woman’s purse yielded brass knuckles, a spring blade knife, and a handgun that was not registered to her. She did not have a concealed pistol license or a valid driver’s license.

When the car was reported stolen, the owner gave police permission to search the car if it was found. Inside, officers found a bag containing methamphetamine, oxycodone and benzodiazepine. A scale and ledger with narcotic weights and corresponding prices were also found, and the arrested woman’s name was written inside the ledger, officers said.

A dozen laptops, tablets, smartwatches and other electronics were also inside the car.

Meanwhile, the man who overdosed fully regained consciousness and left the scene.

The 24-year-old woman was booked into King County Jail for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle and intent to distribute narcotics. Officers also requested charges for unlawful carrying of a pistol and unlawful possession of dangerous weapons.