Three arrested in North Renton for Highlands burglary
By DEAN RADFORD
Renton Reporter Editor
April 12, 2012 · 3:24 PM
Three suspects in a residential burglary in the Highlands late Thursday morning were apprehended within an hour in North Renton.
Those arrests bring to eight the number of suspects apprehended quickly in two residential burglaries this week in Renton.
In a third burglary, a Renton man fired his gun twice at a burglar inside his home in the Earlington area. The suspect wasn't apprehended.
Numerous Renton Police officers and detectives descended on the area around Wells Avenue North and Pelly Avenue North just south of The Landing Thursday morning.
The burglary was called in to 911 at 11:39 a.m. by a neighbor who saw suspicious activity at a house in the 5100 block of Northeast Seventh Street, said Terri Vickers, a Renton Police Department spokeswoman.Officers arrived three minutes later.
Stolen were electronics items; items were found by a neighbor in a garbage can, but investigators were determining whether those were dumped there by the burglary suspects, she said.
The getaway car in the burglary was spotted by a Renton Police sergeant going in the opposite direction – westbound on Northeast Third Street near Sunset Boulevard, according to Vickers.
The sergeant turned around, but lost sight of the suspect on North Fourth Street.
Several minutes later, a traffic officer found the suspect vehicle in the alley behind 404 Wells Ave. N. The three suspects were seen running from the area.
Officers kept the three contained between Fourth and Sixth streets and Wells and Burnett avenues. The last of the three men, who are ages 18 and 19, was taken into custody at 12:32 p.m.
The large police response reflects the attention the Police Department is giving residential burglaries, Vickers said, which "have been so prolific lately."
Tuesday, five teenagers were arrested in a daylight residential burglary on Talbot Hill.
Wednesday, the resident in the Earlington area reported to police that he fired two shots from his gun at about 9:30 a.m. at an unknown subject who was in his house in the 200 block of Naches Avenue Southwest. It is unknown whether the man was hit, according to Vickers.
The suspect entered the house by removing a window screen and then prying open the window.
The suspect is described as a black male, medium build and wearing a black hoodie and black pants. A K9 track did not locate the suspect.
Contact Renton Reporter Editor Dean Radford at email@example.com or 1-425-255-3484 (ext 5050).