By Doug Petrowski
Two men were arrested and charged with burglary after they were found trespassing in the Arbor Village construction project on the corner of 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West early last week.
Shane Robert Blum, 32, of Everett, and Mark Steven O’Donnell, 22, of Seattle, were booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, on the burglary charges; each man faces additional charges for various warrants.
According to police reports, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds police units were called to the construction site by a commercial burglary alarm at approximately 3:10 a.m. O’Donnell was found by an Edmonds police officer hiding under a vehicle in the 56th Avenue Market, across the street from the Arbor Village construction site. Blum was later located by an Edmonds K9 unit in a corner of the building under construction.
Blum has been charged with second-degree burglary and a Department of Corrections parole violation; he remains in jail with bail set at $5,000. O’Donnell has been charged with second-degree burglary, two charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license, failure to transfer a title and a Department of Corrections parole violation; he remains in jail with bail set at $20,000.
Construction of the Arbor Village development was not affected by the incident. The building has reached its full height; crews have now begun work on its interior. Construction of the 129-unit commercial/apartment complex is slated to be completed late this summer.