Thanks to a recent broadcast by local television station KCPQ (Q-13 Fox) of the “Washington’s Most Wanted” series, a burglary suspect is behind bars. On September 9, 2012 a male suspect entered the Madison House Retirement and Assisted Living Center in Kirkland, WA and gained entry into a number of occupied residents’ rooms and stole property. Surveillance footage obtained by Kirkland Police Department depicted an unidentified white male entering and exiting the premises that was believed to be the burglary suspect. During the investigation of the case by Kirkland Detectives, it was learned that a credit card stolen from one of the tenants was fraudulently used at several locations in the South Hill area of Puyallup. Detectives obtained video surveillance images from one or more of these transactions showing what was believed to be the same male suspect captured on video entering/exiting Madison House at the time of the burglary.
Detectives contacted Q13’s “Washington’s Most Wanted” TV program who assisted by airing the information in this case on two subsequent broadcasts including posting the case to their website. As a result of the broadcast and posting of the case information and suspect photos, numerous tips were received from the public via Crime Stoppers. Each tip suggesting the same male suspect.
On October 17, 2012 Kirkland Detectives arrested a 31 year old male suggested by the anonymous tipsters via Crime Stoppers. He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of Residential Burglary, Theft 2nd, four (4) counts of Attempted Residential Burglary and Malicious Mischief 2nd.
“Kirkland Police Detectives would like to thank Q13’s Washington’s Most Wanted, Crime Stoppers and most importantly the citizens that called in the anonymous tips that led to the arrest of the suspect in this case,” notes Lt. John Haslip, Kirkland Police Department. “This is a great example of law enforcement, media and the public coming together to solve a crime.”