Report: Truck, four stolen flags found after tip

A stolen truck belonging to a Lake City Lions member —and four of the more than 30 missing flags that were to be placed on Lake City Way on September 11th— were recovered after a tip Thursday night.

In this 2013 photo, Lions Club members place flags  in north Seattle and Shoreline on Flag Day, Friday, June 14, 2013.  (Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com, used with permission)

In this 2013 photo, Lions Club members place flags in north Seattle and Shoreline on Flag Day, Friday, June 14, 2013. (Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com, used with permission)

KIRO/7, 97.3 KIRO FM and Lake City Live all reported about the theft of the flags that fly on Lake City Way for each federal holiday. It was a tip from someone that saw the story that led to the discovery of the truck in Mount Lake Terrace.

Only four of the more than 30 flags were in the truck at the time of the discovery. The Lions would like to recover all of the remaining flags.

While Lions members were removing the flags on the evening of Memorial Day, a man jumped into a truck they were loading with flags, and drove off. You can read our previous coverage here.

The community organization does not plan to place flags on Lake City Way on September 11th because of the theft of the flags. In 2013 seattlepi.com documented the Lions placing the flags. You can see that coverage here.

You can see the KIRO/7 report below.