Police: Man in jail after harassment, burglary, threats to kill

SEATTLE - A man suspected of harassing one homeowner, burglarizing a second home and threatening to kill the occupant at a third residence late Wednesday has been arrested and booked into jail, police said.

The series of incidents began at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when officers responded to a report of a man pounding on the front door of a home, possibly attempting to break in, and yelling threats in the 2200 block of NE 50th Street.

As officers were arriving, another call came in from the 5200 block of 22nd Avenue NE reporting that an unknown male had smashed out a window to the apartment complex and then threatened to kill the occupant. Officers got a description of the suspect and conducted a search, but did not immediately locate him. Officers took a report from the victim.

At about 11:10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 6200 block of 27th Avenue NE. The caller said a man had forced his way through the front door of the house and was inside the living room.

Officers rushed to the location and found the suspect hiding in the bathroom. He was taken into custody without incident.

Officers contacted the first victim and informed him that a man had been arrested for burglary about 15 blocks away and that it might possibly be the same suspect, since the physical description was very similar.

The first victim agreed to be driven to the crime scene at 27th Avenue NE, where he positively identified the suspect as the one who had threatened him.

The 22-year-old suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of felony harassment and burglary.