East Precinct officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress just after midnight near 26th Avenue and East Pine Street. As officers were enroute, the 911 operator was told by the victim that the man coming through her bathroom window might be her ex-boyfriend. The operator also heard the victim yelling at someone to get off her bed and get off her before the line was disconnected.
Officers quickly arrived at the house and were met by the victim. She indicated that the suspect, her ex, had fled to the basement. Officers went down to the basement where they could see the suspect hiding inside a crawl space, trying to conceal himself with insulation. Officers were able to get the suspect to climb out of the crawl space and arrested him.
The vicitm told officers that the suspect is her ex-boyfriend and that he had climbed through a previously broken window. She also told officers that as she was on the phone with 911, he had grabbed her and forced her out of her bedroom into the living room. He grabbed the phone from her hand and disconnected with 911 before throwing the phone to the floor. It was at that point that officers were at the front door, so he fled to the basement.
The suspect gave officers several different names before finally admitting to his true identity. Officers located several outstanding warrants for his arrest, as well as a Domestic Violence No-Contact Order with the victim listed as the protected person. The 24-year-old man was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary, Investigation of DV Assault, the outstanding warrants, and officers are requesting the additional charge of interferring with the reporting of domestic violence assault. Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.