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Officers investigate burglary, track down suspects

A man and a woman are in jail today because of the dogged determination of several East Precinct officers investigating a burglary.

At around 1:20 am Saturday, two officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1400 Block of 35th Avenue for a burglary call.  The burglary occurred sometime between Friday night and 1:00 am Saturday morning.  Over four thousand dollars worth of items were stolen.  One of the stolen items was an Apple Mac Book computer with a tracking application.  With the victim’s assistance, the officers were able to track the stolen computer to a Best Western hotel downtown.

Officers responded to that location and attempted to contact the occupants.  Officers knocked on the door but received no response.  The officers could hear noises inside the room and the light was on.  The officers then contained the room while one officer obtained a search warrant. 

Two suspects came out of the room peacefully and were taken into custody.  Officers located the stolen computer inside, along with an electronic read book and a stolen jacket with the security tag still attached.  One of the suspects was also in possession of close to $2,000.  All of the items were recovered and placed into evidence.

One of the officers was able to locate the owner of the e-book.  The owner did not realize that it had been taken from his apartment, so that theft was documented on a separate police report.

The two suspects, a 21-year-old man and a 33-year-old female were arrested and booked into the King County Jail.