Edmonds police collar suspect in Lake Ballinger-area burglary Thursday

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Edmonds police arrested a 46-year-old Seattle man early Thursday afternoon in connection with a residential burglary that had occurred a short time earlier in Edmonds’ Lake Ballinger neighborhood.

According to Sgt. Don Anderson, patrol officers responded to a report of a possible home burglary in progress in the 7800 block of 240th Street Southwest at 12:55 p.m.  A neighbor phoned 911 after seeing a man in the backyard of one of their neighbors’ homes and then hearing the sounds of glass breaking.

When officers arrived, they determined that the house had indeed been broken into and within minutes an Edmonds officer spotted a man walking in the area that matched the suspect’s description. When questioned by police, the man admitted to burglarizing the home and also directed officers to a location in the woods where he had concealed the stolen property.

The man will be booked at the Snohomish County Jail on residential burglary charges, Anderson said.

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