An Edmonds man arrested April 28 on burglary charges provided information that led police to two other suspects in a series of downtown Edmonds residential burglaries, and both men were arrested last week, Edmonds police said Thursday.
The suspect police arrested April 28 had been trying to break into homes in the 1300 block of 6th Avenue South. As he attempted to kick in the front door of a home, he was confronted by the 35-year old homeowner, and a struggle ensued before the suspect fled on foot. Because the would-be burglar left his backpack and hat behind, Edmonds officers obtained a detailed description of him and were able to locate him in the 9700 block of Edmonds Way, where he was taken into custody.
The suspect, a 25-year-old Edmonds man, was subsequently booked at the Snohomish County Jail on a charge of attempted residential burglary, and police were able to uncover additional leads that led them to the two other suspects in Edmonds burglaries. On May 11, Edmonds Police Department Street Crimes officers arrested a second suspect, a 25-year-old Bothell man who was an associate of the original suspect. The Bothell man was subsequently booked into the Snohomish County Jail on the charges of residential burglary, second-degree possession of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property.
The next day, May 12, Edmonds officers arrested a third suspect — a 23-year-old Brier man who happens to be the brother of the Bothell suspect. The Brier man was arrested for possession of stolen property after officers served a search warrant on his storage unit and discovered stolen property and stolen mail. A search warrant was also served on the man’s vehicle and police discovered, along with additional stolen property, a quantity of methamphetamine as well as over 150 grams of heroin. This subject was booked at the Snohomish County Jail on second degree possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.
According to police, the investigation continues and additional charges may be filed with the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office as the case evolves. Names are being withheld pending the official filing of charges.