The Valley SWAT Team has located and arrested a third suspect involved in a residential burglary that occurred in the 19000 block of 113th Way SE at 12:20 p.m. this afternoon. Repeated orders to “come out” on a public address system did not convince the suspect to exit the house; when no one came out, a robot and cameras were used to search the house before police made entry. Once inside, officers heard movement in the attic crawl space and continued to order the suspect to come out. When no one exited, CS gas was placed into the area to encourage the suspect to come down; he eventually did so and was arrested. It was initially believed that two suspects were in the attic, but a search by SWAT did not locate a fourth suspect.
The suspects are two men aged 20 and 21 from Seattle and a 32 year old male who lives in Renton. They will be booked at the SCORE Jail on charges of Felony Investigation of Burglary. A white SUV-type vehicle associated with the suspects has been impounded for evidence.
Renton Police officers, the Valley SWAT Team, and a Lynnwood Police K9 Unit assisted with this incident. 192nd Street and the surrounding streets were open as of about 6:45 p.m.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Renton Police Department at 425-430-7500 reference case 13-8521.---
Update: 6:30 p.m.: The Renton Reporter reports two suspects were in custody by about 5 p.m.
Renton Police officers responded to a report by a neighbor that a male suspect was trying to kick in the door of a nearby house. One suspect, a black male adult, was located fleeing from the residence and was taken into custody. Another person of interest, the owner of a white SUV-type vehicle associated with the burglars, is being questioned by police. A third suspect is believed to still be inside the residence, which is surrounded by SWAT personnel who happened to be training in the area and arrived on scene very quickly.
Police have been in contact with the owner of the house, who was not home at the time of the incident, and have confirmed that no one has permission to be in the residence.
SE 192nd between 110th and 116th is closed to traffic at this time. Those who live in the area are asked to delay returning home, or to remain inside their residence unless otherwise notified by police.
Updated information will be released as it becomes available.
Information from the city of Renton press releases