Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Safety Message from Councilmember David Carson

Dear Redmond neighbors and neighborhood watches,
Just wanted to let you all know that today a burglary-in-progress was stopped and both suspects were apprehended. This follows another arrest of another burglar last Tuesday who broke into a Bellevue house and then fled to Redmond where he apparently lives. There were a spate of 24 home burglaries in August which are currently unsolved, but with the three arrests in the last 8 days it’s my hope that these will be solved and the stolen property will be returned.
In both burglary cases, a member of our community (in the first case, a resident of Bellevue) get the credit for the tip that allowed the Redmond Police Department (with cooperation from neighboring jurisdictions) to nab these people. Please see attached the media release from the Redmond PD about the incident.

Note that "Vader" (our K-9 German Sheppard officer) also had a nice collar in June, so maybe we need to start a Facebook Fan Page for him. ;)    Read More about "Vaders" police work. 

David Carson
Redmond City Council

SENT: September 14, 2010 (425) 556-2545  By Jim Bove, Redmond Police

Burglary foiled by watchful neighbor and Police Dog

Redmond, WA – Redmond Police Dog Vader captured a fleeing male from an in-progress residential burglary this afternoon approximately 12:45 p.m.

Redmond dispatchers received a 911 call at 11:07 a.m. from a witness who spotted a male trying to break into a neighbor’s home in the 6500 block of 141 Place NE. As police responded, the man got into the passenger seat of a car being driven by a second suspect; he later bailed out of the car leaving the driver and a toddler in the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody without incident and the child was turned over to Child Protective Services.

Redmond, Bellevue, and Kirkland police officers set up a perimeter in the area while Redmond Police Dog Vader tracked the man for over an hour through several miles of trails, neighborhoods, and parks. The suspect was finally captured near the intersection of NE 63rd Street and 136th Ave NE.

The fleeing suspect was arrested and will be transported to King County Jail for assault of a police officer 3, residential burglary, and eluding police. Both men had multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants. The fleeing suspect and K-9 handler both sustained minor injuries. Police will be interviewing the suspects about residential burglaries that occurred in the area over the last month.

The arrest was made possible by the citizen who noticed suspicious activity and the teamwork by Redmond, Bellevue, and Kirkland police. In the last two weeks, the collaboration of eastside agencies has resulted in several felony arrests.

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