Press burglar suspect caught

August 13, 2013

By Peter Clark

Detectives have located a suspect in the springtime burglary of the new Issaquah Press office; coincidentally, other authorities found him first.

“We really didn’t have a whole lot of leads,” Issaquah Police Detective Brian Horn said about the March 27 burglary.

At least 12 computers and miscellaneous equipment were stolen.

However, evidence was found at The Press office, which led to a positive identification.

“An officer was able to take in a couple of gloves that were said to not belong in the office,” Horn said. The items were given to the Washington State Patrol to test for a match in their DNA database. “The glove was a positive hit for a known subject.”

It turns out the subject had already been apprehended by police on charges for other burglaries. Horn said the man currently faced three charges of second-degree commercial burglary.

“He’s already in custody,” Horn said. “We had video surveillance of him and ended up having someone positively identify him.”

The Issaquah Police Department filed the case with the King County Prosecutor’s Office and Horn said it’s “in their lap” to decide whether to charge him with the crime.

“That’s a whole lot of steps and processes if it goes on from here,” Horn added.



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One Response to “Press burglar suspect caught”

  1. Smoley on August 13th, 2013 8:20 pm

    Great to see that the Issaquah PD went the extra mile and used DNA evidence to determine the identity of the burglar. I’m actually surprised they would go to that trouble for a burglary. Hopefully the King Co. prosecutor’s office will use this additional evidence to put this person away a bit longer.

    BTW, where’s the name and other info about this suspect? Was he from this area? Where were this man’s other burglaries committed?

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