Burglar Arrested After Breaking into Ravenna Home

A 44-year 0ld man is in jail today  after he was arrested  fleeing  a Ravenna neighborhood home last night. 

Last night,  just before 10:00 pm, North Precinct officers responded to a report of a  residential burglaryin the 2100 Block of NE 83rd Street.  The call indicated that the homeowner had just returned home and saw an unknown man standing in her bedroom, holding frozen food boxes in his hands.  The homeowner yelled at the man, and he left out the back door.  The woman was able to call 911.

Officers arrived quickly and set up containment for a K-9 track.  It appeared that the suspect had entered  the house by breaking a window, cutting himself in the process.  Officers discovered drops of blood throughout the residence. 

As officers were searching for the suspect, a couple of officers heard some women screaming in the 2000 Block of NE 85th Street.  The officers responded and were informed by the women that they had seen an unknown man looking into one of their apartment windows.  The officers located the man hiding in the bushes.  He was identified and positively identified as the burglary suspect.  The suspect was arrested.  A search of the suspect was conducted and several items such as credit cards, work identification and pill bottles all belonging to the burglary victim were located on the suspect, as well as several other small items.  These items were photographed and returned to the victim.

The 44-year-old suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.  Detectives will now conduct the follow up investigation.