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Burglary suspect arrested on Capitol Hill

On February 10th, at approximately 5:10 AM, East Precinct officers responded to the 700 Block of 16th Avenue East on a report of a possible burglary.  An alert neighbor saw an unknown male standing on her property and scared him off.  The neighbor then alerted her neighbor to the fact that this suspicious man was in her yard.  That neighbor went to his garage and discovered he had some property missing, including a bicycle.  Approximately an hour later, an officer, who was still writing up the report from the initial burglary call a few blocks away,  observed a male matching the description with a bicycle in his possession.  The officer then contacted the suspect.  The victim responded to the location and positively identified the stolen bike.  The suspect was taken into custody.  Search incident to arrest, officers found in the suspect’s possession burglary tools, a stolen laptop, and drugs.  The 43 year old suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, VUCSA and outstanding warrants.