Suspect in Custody After Attempted Break-ins

A suspect is in custody after he attempted to break-in to at least 2 different residences.

On Thursday March 24th at approximately 12:32 pm, Bothell Police responded to a residential burglary attempt that occurred in the 20300 block of 126th Ave NE. The victim’s home security video system captured a man wearing a dark colored stocking cap and dark colored jacket trying to break into the home through a sliding glass door at the back. The victim received a phone call from his wife, who was home alone at the time, which prompted him to check his security system online.  After reviewing the video, he called police. The suspect vehicle was also captured on the video. The video shows the suspect entering the victim’s fenced backyard and then running off after becoming startled by something.

Later in the day, officers responded to a second burglary complaint that occurred in the 12700 block of NE200 PL Bothell. The victim reported that around midnight her and her husband heard what sounded like someone attempting to break into their home through a back window. Their dog also started barking. The victims found that the window screen had been partially removed. A neighbor’s security surveillance system captured a vehicle that matched the vehicle from the first video.

A short time later, a Bothell Officer observed a vehicle in the Holly Hills neighborhood of Bothell, which appeared to match the suspect vehicle observed in both videos. The driver, a 32 year old Bothell man, appeared to match the description of the burglary suspect. When he was stopped by the officers, he confessed to both attempted crimes.  The subject is being booked into the King County Jail for two counts of Residential Burglary.

For more information on this case, contact Sergeant Elmer Brown 425-486-1254 or email at Elmer.Brown@bothellwa.gov.  Case #16-7183