Burglar gives up after police dog convinces him

EVERETT – A barking police dog persuaded a burglar to surrender to officers after the man broke into a store Saturday morning.

The suspect broke in through the front door of the store in the 11200 block of Evergreen Way. He holed up inside the bathroom and was trying to hold the door closed against officers, said Sgt. Mike Franckowiak.

Officers brought in a dog, and the man surrendered. He was booked into jail. No one was injured in the incident.

Edmonds: Fire causes $200,000 damage

A fire did about $200,000 in damage to a home Saturday in the 8500 block of 220th Street SW, officials reported.

The single-family home, near Edmonds in unincorporated Snohomish County, was aflame when firefighters arrived about 5:10 p.m. The fire started in the back of the home and spread to the roof. Flammable liquids stored in the back of the house contributed to the rapid spread of the blaze, Battalion Chief Greg Lucas said.

Firefighters from Edmonds Fire Department, Snohomish Fire District No. 1 and Lynnwood Fire Department responded.

No one was home, and there were no injuries. The homeowner was insured, Lucas said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

From Herald staff reports

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