About that big police response on Puget Ridge: Two, described as evicted tenants, arrested

A big police response on Puget Ridge late last night had a lot of people wondering what was going on; we’ve just obtained the police report with details. A man and woman were arrested for investigation of burglary at a house in the 5200 block of 18th SW (map) where, the report says, they used to live. The landlord’s son told police the former tenants were evicted two weeks ago and did not have permission to be in the house.

Police were called around 11 pm when the landlord found out the in-house security system had detected intruders. Its live video feed was obstructed (later, police discovered the camera on the floor), but two voices were heard. Both alleged intruders were inside when police arrived and came out when ordered to. They told police they had gone back into the house – which they claimed was unlocked – looking for mail they were expecting, though, when asked by an officer where the mail should have been, they said it would have been in the mailbox across the street from the house. Meantime, police discovered one of the suspects was the subject of two arrest warrants, for theft and assault, and they found drug paraphernalia in the house and in possession of one suspect, so the man and woman were arrested and booked into the King County Jail.

7 Replies to "About that big police response on Puget Ridge: Two, described as evicted tenants, arrested"

  • Pat Mallahan September 17, 2014 (12:25 pm)

    Those ex tenants have been a problem on this block for years…..this is not the first time they have been arrested….drug activity, violence….etc. I did not see the police activity….but the police have known about it for a long time and have tried to slow it….but I suspect the perpetrators will be around soon to help us all become more right wing leaning soon. They probably had a unhappy life as children.

  • Eric September 17, 2014 (12:27 pm)

    POS is as POS does

  • D. I. D. September 17, 2014 (4:18 pm)

    Totally on the same page as the two commenters above. Really disgusted with the property owner for allowing the crap to go on as long as it did with such nasty tenants.

  • PugetPride September 18, 2014 (2:37 pm)

    They also use to chain their white shepard up to the big tree in their front yard all day and sometimes all night. I reported it to the city but nothing was ever done. I think it must have died a couple months ago. Good riddance to them.

  • JS September 18, 2014 (7:51 pm)

    Bad tenants are usually the fault of bad landlords. If you got POS rental neighbors, contact the property owners.

  • shfy1 September 21, 2014 (10:49 am)

    as a landlord, i must protest that bad tenants are just that, bad tenants. blaming the landlord is unfair, and naive. bad tenants will lie, and commit fraud and do whatever they can to get into a house, then the poor landlord is f**ed because the tenant laws protect these lying POS’s. once you start the eviction process the property is their retaliation toy. landlords have all the costs and repairs and cleanup, the criminal tenants walk without consequence so often that they are emboldened to f**k over the next landlord. and why not the law protects them. even IF you slog thru the time and money of the court process the judgement does not ensure actual payment…landlords are left high and dry by our court system.

  • Lou September 22, 2014 (5:39 pm)

    The tenants were terrible. Dog tied up. Vehicles in yard. Trash everywhere. Broken windows and door. And to the person who says don’t blame the landlord: it is very much the ultimate fault of the landlord. While I agree that the system can fail at times, a simple background check (and common sense) in this case would have told a responsible person that these were irresponsible tenants at best. The problem is that there are many landlords who don’t care about the neighborhood and just want to make a buck. To others suffering with careless renters: please notify the city with any violations often and consistently. It’s up to all of us to care for our neighborhoods. Don’t be afraid to stand up for the neighborhood as a whole and not kowtow to a few miscreants.

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