Seattle police say they arrested a burglar yesterday who was high on crack and tried to evade arrest. They eventually booked him on multiple felonies.
On 2/16/14, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 1100 block of 26 Av S. The resident and his girlfriend heard someone breaking a window at the rear of the house. They called 911 and hid in the bathroom as the suspect kicked in the door.
The suspect was last seen by the victims walking north on 26 Av S, carrying 3 purses. Officers responded and spotted the suspect walking away from the house. Officers attempted to stop the man who ran through a nearby parking lot until he was cornered near a blackberry patch.
The suspect attempted to flee through the blackberries but only made it about ten feet. The man refused to comply with verbal commands and became resistive. At one point, he reached back and grabbed hold of an officer’s duty weapon.
Officers gained control of the suspect and a stolen revolver fell from his waistband. The handgun was recovered and will be placed into evidence.
Seattle Fire responded and evaluated the suspect. While being evaluated and still handcuffed, the suspect took off running on foot. As the suspect was running away from the officers he slipped and fell into a parked car. He was once again taken into custody.
The 20-year-old suspect was transported to the East Precinct for processing. He was later booked into King County Jail on multiple felonies. The two officers were treated at HMC for minor injuries and released.