Alert neighbor assists with North Seattle burglary arrests

On June 2nd, just before noon, North Precinct officers were dispatched to a call of a burglary in the 12500 Block of 25th Avenue NE.  A neighbor called 911 to report that he had just witnessed a burglary to his neighbor’s house.  The witness stated that he observed two men walking out the front door of his neighbor’s house with a pillowcase full of unknown items.  The caller yelled at the men to stop, but they took off running and got into a car, which left eastbound on NE 127th Street.  Fortunately, the neighbor was able to remember the description of the car and the license plate number.

Officers arrived and confirmed that there was evidence of a forced-entry burglary at the house.  The homeowner was contacted and returned home to speak with officers.  The suspect vehicle description was broadcast for other officers in the area.

A North Precinct officer spotted the suspect car travelling south on Interstate 5.  After a sufficient number of patrol cars were present, the suspect car was stopped at NE 45th Street and 5th Avenue NE.  There were two adult males inside the car.  While waiting for the witness to come by to identify the suspects, officers observed a stuffed pillowcase in the backseat of the car and a pair of leather gloves in the front passenger seat.  The neighbor witness was brought to the scene where he positively identified the two men as the ones he saw earlier coming out of his neighbor’s house.  The two suspects were arrested and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.