On Wednesday morning, citizen tips led to arrest of four suspects connected to Richmond Beach area burglaries and thefts.
Four suspects were taken into custody by the Shoreline Police Department late Wednesday morning after alert Shoreline residents noticed suspicious activity in their neighborhood and called 911. The suspects were caught in the act of committing a burglary in the area of NW 196th St and 15th Ave NW in Shoreline’s Richmond Beach neighborhood.
Shoreline Police Chief Shawn Ledford was quick to give credit to Shoreline citizens for the arrests. “This is just another example of how important it is for our citizens to be vigilant to what is taking place in their own neighborhoods and to call us immediately when they observe behavior that just doesn’t look right.” Ledford went on, “In this instance, it was the 911 call that gave our detectives exactly what they needed to file charges against a group of burglars that we have been focused on for the past several weeks.”
Detectives are investigating possible links to at least two other area burglaries and numerous thefts in and around the Richmond Beach neighborhood. Suspects were booked at King County Jail and the SCORE facility in Des Moines for various charges and warrants. Shoreline detectives expect to begin forwarding charges soon.
Chief Ledford said, “I couldn’t be more pleased with how well our community and our police department worked together to bring about these arrests.”