Burglary probe leads to stolen goods

  • Tue Apr 3rd, 2012 7:30pm

<b>SAFETY WATCH | </b>Herald staff

An interrupted burglary in Bothell recently led police to several arrests and a motel room filled with stolen goods.

About 9 a.m. March 19, a 24-year-old woman was alone at a house along 219th Place SW when she heard someone breaking in, Bothell police Capt. Denise Langford said.

The woman tried to hide in a closet, but the intruder saw her and ran out of the house, Langford said. The woman was not injured.

The investigation led police to Edmonds, where they arrested a Bothell man, 27, on Wednesday. They also went to an Edmonds-area motel along Highway 99, where they arrested a Mountlake Terrace woman, 28, and two other people.

Detectives believe items found in the motel room were stolen during burglaries, car prowls and mail thefts throughout the region, Langford said.

Edmonds police arrest two burglary suspects

An alert neighbor helped Edmonds police capture two suspected burglars on March 28.

The neighbor called 911 about 11 a.m. after seeing suspicious activity at a home in the 23900 block of 104th Avenue W., Edmonds police Sgt. Mike Blackburn said.

The neighbor told police they saw two people in dark clothing knock on the front door of a home while the residents were away, Blackburn said. The people then disappeared, and the neighbor heard loud banging noises before seeing the people carrying items into a nearby car.

The witness was able to give police part of the car’s license plate.

Edmonds police soon spotted the vehicle, pulled it over and arrested a Seattle man and Renton woman inside, Blackburn said.

The two were arrested for investigation of burglary.


March 31: Malicious Mischief. 18500 block Hwy. 99. Business victim. Someone shot something through an outer window, shattering it.

March 30: Residential Burglary. 22300 block Brier Road. A man, 51 reported someone entered his residence by throwing a rock through a sliding door and removed laptop computers, camera and miscellaneous items.

March 27: Robbery. 6500 block 208th St. SW. A woman, 46, reported an unknown man asked her for a cigarette. When she stated she did not have one, he struck her in the face and forcibly grabbed her purse.

March 27: Adult Neglect. 23300 block 38th Place W. A report was made about a 75-year-old man from Brier possibly being neglected by family member.


March 31: Suspicious Person. 21500 block 98th Ave. W. A suspicious man was knocking on doors of homes and appearing to be recording information about them.

March 30: Suspicious circumstances. 21200 block 84th Ave. W. An adult magazine torn apart and the pages placed over a car.

March 30: Burglary. 19300 block Olympic View Drive. An unlocked home was entered and jewelry stolen.

March 23: Animal. 400 block Admiral Way. A dog was hurt at the dog park.

March 28: Trespass. 100 block Main St. A man and woman left a bar without paying their bill. Both were found and permanently trespassed from the establishment.

Mountlake Terrace

March 31: Malicious mischief. 4400 block 222nd St. SW. A homeowner heard a loud “bang” in his driveway. When he went outside, he saw someone walking away with a golf club. The person ran off after the homeowner called out to him. There were dirt marks and a dent on the homeowner’s car.

March 31: Vehicle prowl. 23400 block Hedlund Drive. A woman’s $130 Coach sunglasses and $10 in loose change were stolen from her unlocked car.

Fire District 1

March 27: Chimney fire. 10600 block 235th Place SW. A chimney fire was reported at a home in Edmonds. The residents evacuated and firefighters extinguished the fire, which was contained to the chimney area. There were no injuries.

March 26: Collision. 8000 block Olympic View Drive. A car went off the road and struck a tree in Edmonds. The driver and a passenger were trapped in the car and were rescued by firefighters. Firefighters transported one patient to Harborview Medical Center and one patient to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.

March 26: Collision. 148th Street SW and Highway 99. A motorcyclist and a car collided north of Lynnwood. The motorcyclist received minor injuries and was transported by firefighters to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.

March 24: Dumpster fire. 21500 block 48th Ave. W. Firefighters extinguished a Dumpster fire in Mountlake Terrace.