Sex offender forced his way into apartment, police say

LYNNWOOD — A convicted sex offender was arrested Friday in the Lynnwood area after running from police and forcing his way into a stranger’s apartment.

A 22-year-old woman was in the apartment at the time, Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Kathi Lang said. The woman was not hurt. She was able to send her husband a text message that told him to call police.

“Her ability to remain calm and have the presence of mind to text her husband to call the police was instrumental in this incident being resolved without injury,” Lang said. “The suspect was in the apartment for about 30 minutes as her husband did not immediately see the text message.”

A deputy originally had talked to the man about 11 a.m. in the 15100 block of Highway 99. While the deputy was checking the man’s name for warrants, the man ran away into a nearby apartment complex, Lang said. The 35-year-old Snohomish County man had warrants for escaping community custody and for failing to register as a sex offender.

He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on the warrants and for investigation of burglary for forcing his way into the apartment.

More in Local News

Man, woman seriously injured in motorcycle crash

It appeared the motorcycle had been going at a high speed, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police seek man after stabbing and robbery south of Everett

A convenience store clerk was slashed by a knife-wielding man at 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

Man jailed a month after police shooting

He has been under investigation for months on accusations of child molestation.

Man sentenced 24 years for trafficking in child porn

He also admitted sharing the images online while also amassing a digital collection.

Suspect identified in break-in and shooting

He fired one round into a television and more shots when an occupant tried to confront him outside.

Treatment center in north Everett could open in 2020

The 32-bed facility on 10th Street would serve people with addiction and mental illness.

Dad accused of assault which left infant with brain damage

Police say his story — that he tripped on the stairs while carrying her — is full of inconsistencies.

Developer denied more time to submit plans for Woodway project

BSRE Point Wells wants to refine its plans for more than 3,000 units in towers of up to 17 stories.

NOPEYEP, YEPNOPE: We love our personalized license plates

Street Smarts asked you to send in vanity plate finds, and readers did not disappoint.

Most Read