Officers Arrest Suspects in Two Burglaries Over Weekend

Officers from the West Precinct made two separate arrests in burglaries to closed businesses over the weekend.

The first occurred on Saturday, April 25th. At approximately 9:00 am, in the 500 block of 3rd Avenue, a passerby reported a broken window at a business. Officers investigated and located video from a nearby establishment.

Key portions of a burglary were viewed by the primary officer and a suspect was located a short distance away. The suspect identified himself as the person seen on video crawling out of the business through the broken front door, with stolen items in hand. The 43-year-old male suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary.

The following morning, at approximately 4:50 am, officers were dispatched to a noise complaint of loud banging in the alley in the 600 block of South Jackson Street. Officers arrived and found signs of forced entry to the back door of a business. As the officers were at the scene, the suspect broke the front glass of the business from inside with an empty beer keg in an attempt to flee. He was quickly apprehended by the officers.

The 44-year-old suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary. West Precinct detectives will handle the follow up investigation on both these cases.