EDMONDS, Wash. – A garbage man has been arrested for a string of burglaries on the man’s trash collecting route.
On April 6, 2012, a burglary was reported at a residence in the 22200 block of 96th Ave West. Through the course of an investigation, police developed information that led them to believe the suspect intended to return to the home a second time so they set up an alarm.
On Monday morning at 5:27 a.m., police were alerted that the home was being broken into again. The resident was not home at the time.
Officers responded immediately and found the burglar leaving the home carrying bags loaded with stolen property. Although the suspect was armed, he was taken into custody without resistance.
The 44-year-old Monroe man was arrested for suspicion of residential burglary. Detectives found stolen property in the suspect’s car and in his Monroe home. The recovered property included jewelry, silver and china serving sets, televisions, collectable antiques, and tools. Some of the property was easily identified by owner inscribed unique numbers.
Detectives believe the man is responsible for six Edmonds burglaries.