Police chase burglar on foot
The owners of a home located on the 5300 block of S.W. Shore Place had only stepped out for about 20 minutes, when an unwanted guest entered their residence. They reported the burglary of multiple pieces of jewelry around 3:30 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 13. Their son arrived and said that two guns were stolen as well. Officers contacted a neighbor who witnessed the incident. She said a silver Ford SUV backed into the drive way and a 6’ tall man threw items into the back of the car, before driving off. She wrote down the license plate number, which police traced to Avis rental car services. At 5 p.m., the neighbor called to say the suspect’s vehicle was back in the driveway. Officers spotted the vehicle at S.W. Admiral Way and California Avenue S.W. The suspect had gone on foot, running south on 41st Avenue S.W. Police got a K-9 unit to track him. Police found the man walking east on S.W. Lander Street, chased him and eventually detained the man for investigation. The witness positively identified him, and the suspect was transported to King County jail.