An Example of the Benefit of Reporting Suspicious Activity

An item on the Seattle Police Department blotter yesterday shows the benefit of promptly reporting suspicious activity to 911.  Below is the entry from the blotter.  You can access the SPD Blotter for this kind of post.

Would-be burglar arrested after alert neighbor called in suspicious activity.

An alert neighbor called 9-1-1 after she saw an unknown male “lurking” in the  area and disappear into her friend’s yard. This morning  just shortly  after 9:00 a.m., a woman saw an unknown male roaming around in her neighbor’s yard in the 3700 block of SW Donovan St, she then heard the sound of glass breaking.  The woman immediately called 911 and gave an excellent description and direction of travel as the  suspect was leaving her neighbor’s yard.

Officers were close by and quickly responded.  They located the suspect in the immediate vicinity.  The suspect was identified and detained for an outstanding warrant. He was subsequently  identified by the caller as the subject in her friend’s yard.  Officers determined that the suspect attempted to gain entry by breaking the window on the north side door.  The victim was contacted and responded home.  The 30-year-old suspect was booked into King County Jail  for Investigation of Burglary.

Written by Detective Renee Witt on January 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm.

1 Comments on “An Example of the Benefit of Reporting Suspicious Activity”

  1. Thanks for this, I’ve reposted it on NextdoorHallerLake, our way of getting info to neighbors.
    Maybe you’d be interested enough in this to contact to see if you’d like to have it in Broadview, We like it a lot!

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