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Early morning burglary in Fremont, suspect arrested, stolen car recovered

On March 28th, at approximately 4:15 am, a North Precinct officer was proactively patrolling lower Fremont when she heard an alarm sounding in the area.  As she approached a small convenience store in the 400 Block of North 36th Street, she observed a male with blonde hair climbing out of a broken window.  The suspect, upon seeing the officer, immediately ran from the scene.  The officer followed the suspect while broadcasting the description and direction of travel.  At one point the officer lost sight of the suspect but saw a beige 1998 Dodge Caravan attempting to leave the area.  The license plate was checked, and came back as a stolen vehicle.  Believing that the van was also involved in the burglary, the officer caught up with the van at North 40th Street and Greenwood Avenue North.  As she activated the emergency equipment on her patrol car, the suspect van pulled into a driveway and the driver fled westbound on foot.  By this time multiple officers had responded and quickly set up containment.  A K-9 team responded to the location and began tracking.  At approximately 5:00 am, the suspect was located by the K-9 team hiding under the deck of a house  in the 100 Block of NW Bowdoin Place.   The suspect was taken into custody.  A search for evidence later resulted in locating the suspect’s backpack, stolen cigarettes, a black BB gun, gloves and a blonde wig.  The suspect, a 23 year old male, was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary and Investigation of Auto Theft.