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Occupied burglary near Lincoln Park, suspect in custody

On November 8th at approximately 11:00 P.M., a resident was awakened by noise and glass breaking. He came downstairs to investigate and saw an adult male climbing in through a broken window. The resident saw that the intruder had already thrown a coat and other clothing inside through the window.  (This coat was later found to contain a fixed blade knife)  The resident confronted the man who fled on foot. Patrol officers established containment of Lincoln Park while a K-9 officer attempted a track. Officers on containment located a suspicious vehicle parked at the north end of the park. This vehicle was later discovered to have belonged to the suspect.

At this time containment officers observed a possible suspect attempt to break containment by running eastbound across Fauntleroy SW from the park. Containment was expanded. The K-9 officer was initially unable to continue the track and containment was released.

Several minutes later the resident of a house in the 4300 Block of Southwest Cloverdale called 911 reporting an unknown male had just broken into her house and was possibly still inside. Officers responded and re-established the containment as this was within the same general area. Guardian 1, the King County Sheriff’s helicopter,  was called and K-9 re-established his track. Officers searched the victim residence and located footprints leading away. K-9, patrol officers, an off-duty Seattle Police sergeant, all converged on the suspect who was arrested several blocks from the second victim’s residence. The suspect was positively identified by the first victim. At the time he was arrested the suspect was in possession of numerous items taken from the  victim’s residence. The suspect, a 41-year-old male, was arrested and booked into the King County Jail on two counts of  Investigation of Burglary and a parole violation.