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Suspicious stop/investigation leads to Burglary arrest

On January 28th an East Precinct patrol officer saw a male subject walking on 10th Avenue with a large television.  The officer stopped to investigate further.  The subject told the officer that he found the television.  Upon further inquiry, the subject’s story was found to be very vague.  The officer identified and released the subject, completed a Found Property Report and placed the television into evidence.

Later that day officers were dispatched to a burglary in the same area.  Upon examining video evidence at the scene, investigating officers determined that the subject stopped earlier with the TV was the same person in the video.  Officers and detectives attempted to re-contact the suspect to no avail.  Information about the incident was disseminated within the Department, and officers and detectives were told to be on the lookout for the suspect.

On January 29th at approximately 10:19 a.m. a patrol officer was driving in the 800 block of East Pine Street when he recognized the above listed burglary suspect walking on the sidewalk.  The officer stopped the suspect, verified his identity and took him into custody.  Burglary detectives interviewed the 37-year-old male suspect and he was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.