UW Police

03-07-2014 Burglary


March 7, 2014 3:51 am

Burglary – 4500 block 22nd NE

Early Friday morning, March 7, 2014, at 3:51 a.m., officers from the Seattle Police Department and the University of Washington Police Department responded to the 4500 block of 22nd Avenue N.E. after residents of a sorority called 911 to report a burglary. Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect apparently cut a screen on a second floor window of an unoccupied room to make entry. Residents came home and interrupted the burglary, finding a male suspect in one of the rooms. The suspect then fled down a back hallway, down back stairs, and out a back door. The residents called 911, and police arrived in the area quickly. Indications are the lone male suspect possibly fled on a bicycle. Police conducted a thorough area search for the suspect with the assistance of an SPD canine unit. The suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as male, 5′-8″ to 6′, wearing a dark jacket and sweatpants. There is no further description at this time. The bicycle was not described.

This case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department under case number 14-70720.

If you have information regarding this crime or the possible suspects’ whereabouts please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

* Call 911 immediately in an emergency

* Make sure all your doors and windows are locked and secured, especially at night.

* Call police immediately if you see anyone suspiciously lurking inside or outside your home.

* Don’t allow strangers into your home.

* Place all personal valuables such as jewelry, cash or other small items into a secure cabinet, safe or drawer when not home

* Record the serial numbers of all identifiable items, such as personal electronics.

* Photograph your valuables for easier recognition later on.

* Register electronic items with UWPD @   http://www.washington.edu/admin/police/

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

* Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

* Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms

* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

* Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

* Distinctive marks, scars or tattoos

* Describe any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at (206) 543-9338 for additional crime prevention information. At night, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.