Local police made a number of arrests this week, and a 15-year-old Mountlake Terrace juvenile entered a plea to a burglary charge, as home burglaries continued to plague the area.
Brier police arrested a 29-year-old Bothell man suspected of burglarizing a home on the 22900 block of 32nd Ave. W. in Brier on Monday morning. The armed homeowner confronted the suspect, who then jumped through a large window and ran down a maintained trail. After a 20-minute pursuit by officers from Brier, Mountlake Terrace and a K-9 unit from Lynnwood, the suspected was apprehended and brought into custody. A second suspect escaped through a wooded area.
Pursuit of the arrested suspect occurred along 228th Street Southwest and 228th Place Southwest in Brier and spilling into Mountlake Terrace on 39th Avenue West.
The incident caused Brier Terrace Middle School, 22200 Brier Road, and Brier Elementary School, 3625-232nd St. S.W., to go into precautionary lockdown from approximately 9:30-10:50 a.m.
A Mountlake Terrace officer twisted a knee in the foot pursuit and will miss a week or two of work, according to Mountlake Terrace Police Commander Doug Hansen. The suspect suffered a dog bite from the Lynnwood K-9 unit during his apprehension.
The suspect also has an outstanding warrant for burglary, said Commander Hansen.
In a separate incident, KOMO 4 News reported that two men were arrested Wednesday night in Lake Forest Park after fleeing an alleged armed home invasion in the 4500 block of 244th Street Southwest in Mountlake Terrace. Residents of the home called 911 after the two suspects robbed them, then ran off through neighboring properties.
Police were blocking a portion 244th Street Southwest between 44th Avenue West and 48th Avenue West, detouring traffic to side streets, just before 7 p.m.
KOMO reported that eight separate law enforcement agencies, including police from Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Lynnwood, Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and sheriff deputies from Snohomish and King Counties, assisted during the incident.
Elsewhere, a 15-year-old Mountlake Terrace youth was charged with felony residential burglary on Monday in Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett. The juvenile male pleaded not guilty and was released on personal recognizance. His next court hearing is scheduled for June 28.
The charges resulted after his arrest on May 3 near a home burglary in the 4400 block of 237th Pl. S.W. in Mountlake Terrace.
The suspect is also facing a third-degree theft charge from an alleged shoplifting at the Macy’s Alderwood Mall in September, 2011. His next hearing for the theft charge is also scheduled for June 28 in Everett.