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DV Burglary,Narcotics & Weapons Arrest

On 12-25-09 at 11:19 p.m., officers responded to the 5900 block of 36 Ave S. to a report of a domestic violence disturbance. As the officers arrived in the area, the suspect fled in a vehicle.

An officer then observed the suspect driving westbound on S. Brandon.  The victim advised officers that the suspect had broken into her apartment and stolen her $3000 Gucci purse and that he could possibly be fleeing to the area of the 2200 block of S. Lucile where his friend lives.

Officers located the vehicle at that location within one minute of that information being broadcast. Once the house was surrounded, the officers could see an individual inside matching the suspect description.

Officers attempted to call the suspect inside, but it went straight to voice mail.  A short time later, the resident’s cousin and his two children exited the residence and they stated that the suspect was inside.

The suspect still refused to answer his cell phone or to respond to hailing. At that point, the door of the residence was still open from the cousin exiting, so the officers formed a contact team and made entry to take the suspect into custody.

As the officers entered the residence to take the suspect into custody, they located a large quantity of narcotics(1/4 kilo of cocaine) and several weapons(Mak90 and Tec9) in plain view.

The suspect had retreated into the attic so the residence was locked down and SWAT was called out. SWAT responded to the scene and used a flash bang device thrown into the attic to get the suspect to respond and ultimately surrender.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary and Eluding. In addition, the home owner/resident was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Violation of Uniform Control Substance Act and Violation of Firearms Control Act.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and the suspect’s vehicle. The results of that warrant are still pending at the time of this report.