Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes ofwebsite accessibilitySeattle dog walker becomes crime fighter, helps nab 2 suspected burglars | KOMO
Close Alert

Seattle dog walker becomes crime fighter, helps nab 2 suspected burglars

Facebook Share IconTwitter Share IconEmail Share Icon
Comment bubble

SEATTLE -- Police have arrested two of three suspected burglars in South Seattle, thanks in part to a dog walker who couldn't give up.

The teen burglars were spotted around noon on Wednesday in the 2100 block of 30th Avenue South. A woman heard a crash in her living room, then saw three teenage boys running away. They smashed a window, but couldn't get into the house. They left in a red Honda.

Police say the car was stolen.

An hour later, the dog walker called police. He had seen three teens coming out of a home in the 4500 block of South Alaska Street. The dog walker knows the owners of the home, so he confronted the teens.

The teens again left in the red Honda. The dog walker called 911 and followed the Honda in his own car. The Honda crashed into an embankment near 44th Avenue South and South Angeline Street.

The teens ran, though police arrested two of them.

One of the teens tried to put a jacket under a car. Police said officers found a pistol in one of the jacket's pockets.

Officers went back to the house on South Alaska Street and discovered that burglars had fired several shots at a wall safe in the house. The shots failed to open the safe.

Comment bubble

The two arrested teens, both 15, were booked into youth detention.

Loading ...