According the the SPD Blotter, after responding to two early morning Queen Anne burglaries today, SPD arrested a 28 year-old male suspect… his third arrest in the past 6 days. In addition to his Queen Anne burglaries, he was also arrested and booked into King Count Jail for criminal trespassing on March 6th and on March 7th – two days in a row. Obviously, he was out and about this morning, and targeting our neighborhood.
From the Blotter:
At approximately 4:46 a.m. officers responded to an apartment complex in the 1300 block of 2nd Avenue West for the report of an occupied burglary. Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect gained entry into the female victim’s apartment through an unlocked door. The victim woke up due to some noise coming from her living room. When she came out of her bedroom to investigate she found an unknown adult male suspect standing in her living room talking. The victim pushed the suspect out the front door and called 911. The suspect was gone upon the officers’ arrival on scene.
However, the officers were determined to catch the suspect and stayed in the area. They were within seconds of the location of a subsequent 911 call of a suspicious prowler.
At approximately 6:23 a.m. a homeowner called 911 to report a suspicious male suspect trespassing in peoples’ yards and looking into windows in the area of the 1400 block of 1st Avenue North. Responding officers conducted an area search for the suspect and located him on a third floor balcony in the 1400 block of 1st Avenue North. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The victims responded to the arrest location and positively identified the suspect.
Note the second call was for suspicious activity – thanks to a resident reporting someone trespassing and looking into windows, SPD was able to respond and get a positive identification. A good reminders to call 911 if you see or hear suspicious activity or a suspicious person or persons. SDP also reminds residents to lock doors and windows, especially at night and when you leave your home, and to keep doors and windows well-lit.