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SPD catches wanted burglar in the act

April 27th, 2011 by Thea

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) arrested a wanted burglar who was caught in the midst of another crime Tuesday night, according to the SPD Blotter.

At approximately 11:42 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, West Precinct patrol officers responded to a call from a silent burglar alarm at a furniture store in the 3000 block of 1st Avenue. Officers saw movement inside the business, but searched for over and hour before locating the suspect due to the size of the building. The suspect was finally found in a crawlspace between the drywall and insulation of the building where he had been hiding, according to SPD. From the Blotter:

The officers immediately recognized the suspect from a bulletin that had been passed around at roll call earlier that night.  This suspect had a felony warrant for a burglary at a school in the International District.  He is also suspected of committing many more burglaries in the West and South Precincts.  The follow-up unit detectives who issued the bulletin were notified by voicemail of his capture.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked into King County Jail on Investigation of Burglary and the felony warrant.

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