A suspect who broke into the home of an Edmonds couple late Thursday was arrested by police after he broke windows and otherwise damaged the home and a nearby vehicle with an ax.
According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, the suspect broke into the home in the 600 block of Fir Avenue at about midnight, then ran upstairs to where the victims were located. “The suspect, who was armed with an axe, threatened the male and female over a debt owed to him by a third party,” Marsh said. “When the male victim picked up a guitar in the darkened room and said it was a shotgun, the suspect ran downstairs and started breaking windows and damaging the inside of the house.”
The victims called 9-1-1 but the suspect had fled; however officers were able to quickly identify him and locate where he lived. He was taken into custody at his residence without incident and booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
The homeowner stated that there was approximately $10,000.00 damage to the house with additional damage done to a vehicle.