Three teenagers — two 14-year-olds and 16-year-old — have been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies in both Ballard and Fremont.
The juveniles led police on a pursuit in south Seattle last weekend before officers arrested them in connection with both the robberies, two drive-by shootings, and a carjacking.
According to Seattle Police, the three teens committed three armed robberies on July 26th in Ballard and Fremont. In all three incidents, the suspects were similarly described and fled in a white Ford sedan. Police were unable to locate the sedan in the areas where the robberies occurred, but discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen in an armed carjacking in Renton on the previous day.
Detectives shared both the vehicle and suspect description with officers throughout the city.
Seattle Police say that on July 27th at 1:30am, there was a drive-by shooting in the 9900 block of 51st Avenue S. A young child had been hit by some shrapnel that had entered the house and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
And then, 30 minutes later, there was another drive-by shooting at an unoccupied house near 25th Avenue and East Pine. The description of the vehicle and occupants matched the description of the teens in the white Ford sedan.
An hour after the second drive-by, officers located the Ford and began a pursuit. Police say the Ford was involved in two minor collisions, with the second crash disabling the vehicle on the northbound exit ramp to the West Seattle Bridge. The suspects tried to flee the scene but were apprehended by SPD officers and Washington State Patrol.
One of the suspects threw a handgun off the freeway ramp, but it was recovered by officers.
The three teens, two boys and a girl, were interviewed by detectives at police headquarters. The boys were booked into the Youth Services Center on a number of charges, and the girl was released pending further investigation.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and are coordinating with other law enforcement agencies to see if the suspects are connected with any similar crimes elsewhere.
Photo: Springfield 9mm handgun recovered from greenbelt after being tossed by suspect | Seattle Police
13 thoughts to “Three teens arrested for Ballard and Fremont armed robberies”
No youth jail
King County Juvenile Court appears to agree. Two of the three have already been released despite multiple charges and objection from the State.
During their spree they stole a car, committed 4 armed robberies, committed two random drive-by shootings one of which almost killed a 7 year old, attacked a cyclist, attacked a random person walking on the street, shot up multiple cars with occupants inside, led a police chase on I-5 that put lives at risk.
If not youth jail what do you do with these kids? Their home environment doesn’t appear to be working so not sure why it helps to throw them back into it. For the 16 year-old this is already his second run-in with the law related to armed car theft.
What do you think youth jail is going to accomplish? You think when kids get released from jail they’re going to be model citizens?
That’s what adult jails are for.
where they in jail these incidents would not have happened. thats what it would have accomplished.
To get these punks used to jail life where they will be living forever if they can’t obey the laws and get off drugs !
yeah, cookies and milk and stern (but heavens to Betsy, not too stern) lectures are better solutions.
No wonder police are leaving Seattle. All this work, risk their lives, and the offenders are simply released.
These are children! There needs to be some sort of intervention that could help them stop doing these criminal act before they kill someone. As adults these crimes would be Federal offences, “armed robbery” ” carjacking” both Federal offences, “drive by shooting” a Class B felony!
And where did these kids get a 9mm handgun?
Their parent must be so proud.
Adult crime adult time ans jail ! These punks should have been kept in jail even if it was a adult jail !