Determined patrol officers captured a Queen Anne burglar early this morning after two incidents called in to 911.
At approximately 4:46 a.m. officers responded to an apartment complex in the 1300 block of 2nd Avenue West for the report of an occupied burglary. Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect gained entry into the female victim’s apartment through an unlocked door. The victim woke up due to some noise coming from her living room. When she came out of her bedroom to investigate she found an unknown adult male suspect standing in her living room talking. The victim pushed the suspect out the front door and called 911. The suspect was gone upon the officers’ arrival on scene.
However, the officers were determined to catch the suspect and stayed in the area. They were within seconds of the location of a subsequent 911 call of a suspicious prowler.
At approximately 6:23 a.m. a homeowner called 911 to report a suspicious male suspect trespassing in peoples’ yards and looking into windows in the area of the 1400 block of 1st Avenue North. Responding officers conducted an area search for the suspect and located him on a third floor balcony in the 1400 block of 1st Avenue North. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The victims responded to the arrest location and positively identified the suspect.
The 28-year-old male suspect was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.
This is the third time this suspect has been booked into the King County Jail in six days (on March 6th and again on March 7th the suspect was arrested and booked for criminal trespassing).
The Seattle Police Department encourages all residents to think safety and make their homes as burglar-proof as possible: lock your doors and windows, especially at night and when leaving home; keep the area near your doors and windows illuminated and call 911 if you see or hear any suspicious activity.