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Occupied Burglary


On October 3rd at approximately 1515 hours, the suspect approached the victim’s residence located in the 2500 block of 28th Avenue West. The suspect knocked on the door and threatened to kill the female resident if she didn’t open it. The victim called 911. As patrol officers were responding, the suspect returned and kicked in the front door. The suspect entered the residence and threatened the homeowners inside. The suspect then attempted to steal one of their cars.


Officers arrived and confronted the 36-year-old male suspect, who was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary, Investigation of Attempted Auto Theft, and Felony Warrants.


Incidents like this one emphasize the importance of always keeping doors locked while at home.  In this instance, a locked door bought the victims valuable time allowing them to call 911.