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South Seattle Burglary suspect captured after K-9 track

On February 16th shortly after 12:00 Noon a resident in the 4800 block of Columbia Drive South called 911 to report seeing two black male suspects kick in the door of a neighbor’s house and enter.  The victim residence was determined to be in the 2000 block of South Edmunds Street.  As officers were responding to the scene the complainant reported that the suspects had exited the house and got into a green vehicle fleeing northbound.

Numerous officers responded and began canvassing the area for the suspects.  A few minutes later another complainant called 911 and reported that a green Dodge stopped in the 5300 block of Beacon Avenue South and two black males exited the vehicle and walked away.  That complainant reported that the males returned to the vehicle within a few moments and fled eastbound on South Brandon Street.  A short time later officers located the vehicle traveling eastbound on Dawson from MLK Way South.  The suspects quickly accelerated and made several turns, eluding the officers. 

Another officer then located the suspect vehicle parked in the 3900 block of South Juneau Street with one suspect walking away.  Upon seeing the officer, the suspect fled on foot and the officer lost sight of him.   

Items stolen from the victim’s residence were observed inside the suspect’s vehicle.  The vehicle was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for processing.

A canine unit responded to the scene.  The canine successfully tracked and located the suspect hiding under a house in the 3900 block of South Juneau Street. 

The suspect was taken into custody and subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary. 

This remains an active and on-going investigation.