Bothell woman interrupts home burglary and officers recover stolen property

A 24-year-old Bothell woman was alone in her house at the 600 block of 219th Place Southwest at about 9 a.m. on March 19 when she awoke to the sound of someone breaking into the home.

Terrified, the woman attempted to hide in the bedroom closet when she saw a white male adult wearing a hoodie enter her bedroom, according to Bothell Police Department Sgt. Elmer Brown in a press release. The intruder fled from the house when he saw the woman, who then called 911. She was not harmed during the incident.

During the subsequent investigation, Bothell police developed probable cause to arrest a 27-year-old Bothell man, who was located and arrested in the city of Edmonds on March 28, Brown said. The suspect provided Bothell officers with information that led them to an Edmonds motel located in the 23900 block of Highway 99, where officers arrested a 28-year-old Mountlake Terrace woman along with two adult individuals for unrelated drug crime violations.

Bothell detectives responded to the motel after officers discovered evidence of stolen property within the motel room. Detectives conducted a search of the motel room under the authority of a search warrant and recovered a large quantity of suspected stolen property. Detectives now believe these items were stolen by a larger group of suspects during several burglaries, car break-ins and mail thefts throughout the region.

Bothell detectives are processing and sorting through the property in order to identify and notify the multiple victims, as well as identify additional suspects.

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