An eagle-eyed security guard helped SPD catch a burglar last night when he saw movement inside the auto shop at the corner of Dearborn & Rainier Avenue South. Dogs were brought in and they located and arrested the 25 year old suspect that was inside:
On August 5th, at approximately 2:40 AM, East Precinct officers responded to a call of a commercial burglary in progress in the 800 Block of Rainier Avenue South. A security guard reported that he had observed a man moving around inside the closed business. When officers arrived, they too saw the individual inside the business through the windows. Officers set up containment around the building and waited for K9 to arrive.
The business was locked, so an employee with a key to the building was called to the scene. Once the door was unlocked, officers entered the business with the K9 and his handler. The suspect was located inside, attempting to hide. It appears that the suspect had entered the business through an open window using a ladder. It did not appear that he had taken anything. The 25-year old male was arrested and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.