January 16, 2009
A nearby neighborhood home burglary resulted in the lockdown of Kentwood High School on Tuesday, January 13.
According to Sgt. John Urquhart of King County Sheriff's Office, a burglary was in progress on the 25900 block of 158th Ave. SE. A 16 year-old girl, alone in the house, saw a car pull up, and people exited the car. She then heard at least one of the suspects breaking down the door, but the house alarm went off, which apparently stopped the burglary. Her 9-1-1 call was received just after 1:00 pm.
King County Sheriff officers saw the car leaving the scene and intercepted it.
"The car took off but quickly and a short chase ensued, but it was involved in a traffic accident with a parked car at about SE 260 and 162 Ave SE. One person was arrested at the scene and three more took off on foot. A second suspect arrested shortly thereafter. The third and the fourth suspects got away," said Urquhart.
No one was injured in the accident.
The ages of the suspects are 18 and 19 years old. The 18 year-old is from Renton and the 19 year-old from Seattle. Both were booked on burglary charges.
Guardian One, a K-9 dog, and deputies from King County Sheriff's Office and officers from Maple Valley and Covington were all involved in the successful arrest.
Because of all the activity in the neighborhood, Kentwood went into lockdown, but there was no indication that any of the suspects made it to the school. The school was locked down from 1:20-3:30 pm.
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