Edmonds police catch burglary suspect in yard waste bin

It took an hour and a half of searching, but Edmonds police responding to a report of a burglary in downtown Edmonds Wednesday morning were able to locate the suspect  in an unusual hiding spot: a yard waste recycle bin three blocks from the scene.

According to Edmonds police Sgt. Don Anderson, police responded at 10:16 a.m. to a report of a residential burglary that had just occurred in the 900 block of Pine Street.  “The calling party was the homeowner who had confronted the suspect inside his house and became involved in a physical altercation with the suspect before he fled on foot,” Anderson said.

Edmonds police officers and a police K-9 unit began a search that lasted approximately an hour and a half, finally locating the alleged burglar in the yard waste bin.  The suspect, identified as a 26-year-old convicted felon from Mountlake Terrace, was positively identified by the homeowner and will be booked at the Snohomish County Jail on burglary charges, Anderson added.

  1. Edmonds Police are terrific, and the story of the “recycled burglar” is so in keeping with being green! Now off to the Courts and likely the compost heap for the suspect!

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