Suspects arrested in area burglaries

January 3, 2012

By Caleb Heeringa

Three people have been arrested in connection with two Sammamish burglaries, including one on Christmas Day.

Residents of the 2900 block of 196th Avenue Southeast arrived home the afternoon of Christmas to find the glass on their front door shattered, and jewelry and cash missing from their home, according to a Sammamish Police Department press release. Police recovered two steel ball bearings that appeared to have been launched from a slingshot in order to break the window.

On Dec. 26, a Sammamish officer was staking out a Klahanie apartment police suspected was being used to hide stolen items and traffic drugs. The officer saw a 30-year-old Carnation man he recognized from previous arrests leave the apartment, and he pulled the man over because records showed his license had been suspended and he had outstanding warrants for possession of stolen property.

During a search of the man’s vehicle, the officer discovered a ball bearing matching the one used in the Christmas Day burglary and several pieces of womens’ jewelry that matched the jewelry stolen from the home.

Police then served a search warrant at the Klahanie apartment and an Issaquah storage unit associated with the apartment. Thousands of dollars of jewelry and several power tools were recovered from both locations and connected to a total of five burglaries in the Trossachs neighborhood and unincorporated King County around Issaquah, Carnation and North Bend.

The Carnation man was arrested and booked into jail along with a 32-year-old Issaquah woman and a 34-year-old Everett man. Police expect to file charges this week.

Caleb Heeringa: 392-6434. ext. 247, or cheeringa@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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