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Algona Police Recover Stolen Vehicle; Find Firearms and Drug Paraphernalia

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What began as a dispatch to a single-vehicle accident took an interesting turn when responding officers determined the vehicle was stolen.

Algona Police were dispatched to 5th Ave S and Algona Blvd S at 2:45am Saturday, March 20, for reports of a vehicle leaving the roadway. The first officer on scene found, however, an abandoned vehicle “that had left the roadway and appeared to have gotten stuck in the soft ground of a nearby residence,” states a report shared by Algona PD.

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The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen out of Seattle.

According to a witness the vehicle’s occupants, two or three males and a dog, exit the vehicle and ran southbound. “With the assistance of [an] Auburn Police Department K-9, Officer Coyne searched the area for the suspects,” states the Algona PD report. “Although [the] track was unsuccessful Officer Coyne was able to recover a guitar case located on the suspected escape route that contained two firearms.”

Firearms, a large knife, and ammunition lay on a table.
Weapons and ammunition recovered by Algona PD | Algona PD

The recovered stolen vehicle was searched and processed for evidence after receiving authorization. Officers located ammunition corresponding with the recovered firearms and a number of drug paraphernalia during their search of the vehicle.

This is an on-going investigation. If you have any information related to this incident, please contact the Algona Police Department at 253-833-2743 or [email protected]

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One Comment

  1. Robert B Robert B March 26, 2021

    They steal the car, perhaps because they couldn’t afford their own car…but abandon weapons probably worth about $2,000. The assault-type rifle shown in the picture has to cost well over a thousand dollars alone in today’s gun market.

    Unless they stole the weapons as well. Who can figure out the mind of a criminal? This was a solid recovery by the Algona PD. You would have to believe that an arrest in the case is forthcoming. It’s doubtful those three people were squeaky-clean with the law, and they probably left their fingerprints all over the car.

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