UPDATE: Police arrest burglary suspect after wide-ranging Admiral search

(Added: WSB photos)

5:52 PM: Thanks for the calls and texts about a police response and search in Admiral, primarily toward the east side of the business district. We’ve just arrived to find out more.

5:56 PM UPDATE: This apparently is related to the burglary we reported in our previous story – a suspect being sought in relation to the Ford with OR plates, which is in an Admiral business parking lot. Police believe the suspect is on foot and might be armed.


6:13 PM UPDATE: The search continues, including a K-9 team. The car was found between the Admiral Starbucks and Baskin-Robbins, where there’s still a heavy police presence. You might be seeing police blocks away from here, too, in all directions – the containment and search are spanning a wide area. We don’t have a description of the suspect yet.

6:22 PM UPDATE: We now have a partial description – white man in his 30s/40s, dark jacket, blue jeans, white sneakers. The car – reportedly a rental – was found with some items in it, but police won’t elaborate on whether it’s loot from the burglary. A tow truck will be taking it to SPD’s evidence lot shortly.

6:38 PM UPDATE: And now, a suspect is in custody at Hiawatha Playfield. Police tell us they believe it’s the person they’ve been seeking in relation to the burglary.


7:25 PM UPDATE: Photo added, from the WSHS/Hiawatha driveway south of the playfield, just before police took the suspect to the precinct for booking. A soccer team was at the field when the suspect turned up there, by the way; they quickly moved to the sidelines and everyone was OK, if a little startled.

11:31 PM UPDATE: The suspect, 29 years old, has been booked into jail, held for investigation of burglary and firearms violations. He does not appear to have a felony record, at least not in this state. Since he was booked before midnight, he’s likely to have a bail hearing tomorrow, and we’ll find out more about the case then.

19 Replies to "UPDATE: Police arrest burglary suspect after wide-ranging Admiral search"

  • Belvidere resident November 13, 2016 (6:22 pm)

    SPD blocked the intersection east and west of our house. I always assume if the police are blocking intersections, they are trying to catch a suspect.

    I was surprised at the number of people that stood on the corner watching all of this happen. I was inside my home, wondering if the person they were looking for was armed,which it turns out they were.

    Is SPD obligated to tell residents to go inside if they aren’t able to figure that our on their own? For the resident’s safety,and to make it easier to spot a suspect?

    • Pops November 13, 2016 (6:43 pm)

      Not sure if they are obligated but they often tell people (without common sense) to get back in the house.

  • Al November 13, 2016 (6:23 pm)

    I’m in the the starbucks. We have been told not to leave by SPD. Cops are every where. Police dogs are all over this area.  Al

    • WSB November 13, 2016 (6:37 pm)

      They’ve just taken a suspect into custody in the Hiawatha area. Updating the story. We are steps away. – TR

  • Rebecca November 13, 2016 (6:53 pm)

    Thank you Seattle Police Department!!

  • cjboffoli November 13, 2016 (7:01 pm)

    Nice work SPD!

  • Double Dub Resident November 13, 2016 (7:09 pm)

    Good job SPD! Get these POS off the street 

  • Alki Resident November 13, 2016 (7:32 pm)

    Woohoo SPD

  • Kravitz November 13, 2016 (7:48 pm)

    Nice job, SPD! Hope the POS enjoys his cell tonight.

  • sc November 13, 2016 (7:58 pm)

    Bad boys, bad boys
    Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
    When they come for you”

  • Mark November 13, 2016 (8:02 pm)

    Good job spd, now if the courts and punishment get applied.  Likely more catch and release, very frustrating

    • Andy November 14, 2016 (4:43 am)

      We need new and tougher laws from Olympia so that we can put armed criminals, like this guy, away for a very long time.  However, I won’t hold my breath. Instead, Olympia seems more concerned with passing more feel good laws that will only affect legal gun owners. Criminals don’t care unless they get more than a slap on the wrist.

  • elena November 13, 2016 (9:55 pm)

    Where’s his black jacket?  It’s cold outside.

    • dsa November 13, 2016 (11:20 pm)

      Let’s hope he can’t get outside.

  • Pops November 14, 2016 (1:21 am)

    There needs to be more serious consequences if we really want this to stop. Sentencing guidelines need to be re evaluated. Currently it’s a revolving door as others have stated over the years.  Looking forward to the future. 

  • waikikigirl November 14, 2016 (8:29 am)

    And I thought the suspect was wearing white tennis shoes, this guy has dark shoes on…maybe they got muddy from running and hiding?

    • WSB November 14, 2016 (8:39 am)

      Descriptions are not always perfect. From where Patrick stood, they looked like dark shoes with white reflective stripes.

  • WSJoe November 14, 2016 (1:08 pm)

    New jails need to be built if you want to house the criminals.  Too many people don’t want it in their neighborhood (for good reason).

  • waikikigirl November 14, 2016 (6:02 pm)

    In the heat of the moment you think you’d give a perfect description but it doesn’t always work that way. :>) 

    But way to go SPD!

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