A West Seattle break-in last night has two young suspects in custody today. Here’s the report just published on SPD Blotter:
Two 13-year-old boys are in the Youth Services Center this morning following a burglary last night to a South Delridge apartment.
Last night, at about 11:30 pm, a man called 911 stating that he had just confronted two teenage burglars inside his residence in the 7900 Block of Delridge Way Southwest. After the confrontation, the suspects fled south out of the apartment.
A few minutes later, a Southwest Precinct officer arrived in the area and saw two teenage suspects matching the description provided by the victim get on a bus in front of the apartment complex. The officer detained the two while other officers contacted the victim.
The victim told officers that he and his wife were asleep but awoke when they heard voices and saw flashlights inside the apartment. The man confronted the suspects inside a guest bedroom. The suspects told the man they thought they were in their friend’s house. The victim told the boys to get out and then called 911.
Officers discovered that the back window screen had been removed and the window opened. The victim did a quick search of the apartment and discovered that an iPhone and iPod had been taken.
Officers brought the victim to the bus stop where he positively identified the two detained suspects. The two were arrested and transported to the precinct. During a search of the suspects, the victim’s stolen items were recovered. The items were photographed and returned to the victims. Officers also recovered suspected marijuana and several knives and a hatchet from the suspects.
The suspects were later booked into the Youth Services Center for Investigation of Burglary. Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.
We heard some of this scanner traffic last night, and the SPD Blotter item beat us to the followup call. One thing we heard clearly: One of the officers noted the drive to the precinct from the arrest scene was “just a couple blocks away.”