Arlington police arrest two suspects in daytime residential burglary spree

ARLINGTON — On July 21, Arlington police officers arrested two individuals believed to be responsible for a residential burglary spree centered in the neighborhoods near downtown Arlington. A husband and wife team was arrested after Arlington police received detailed information from a victim that led them to the suspects.

Arlington police received a 911 call just before 10 a.m. on July 21, from a local homeowner residing in the 300 block of E. Fifth Street, indicating that someone was attempting to break into their home. The homeowner confronted the male suspect who was attempting to pry open a door to the home. The suspect fled on foot and was picked up by a woman driving a light blue Ford hatchback. The homeowner was able to provide officers with a detailed description of the vehicle and its license plate number.

Arlington police were able to locate the vehicle and the vehicle's owner later that same day. After speaking with officers, the vehicle's owner, a 22-year old Arlington woman, and her spouse, a 26-year old Arlington man, were arrested for attempted residential burglary.

Based on further interviews, the suspects are connected to at least three other daytime residential burglaries reported on July 13 in the 500 block of N. French Avenue, the 100 block of S. Dunham Avenue and the 300 block of E. Third Street. The man is being held in the Snohomish County Jail on one count of attempted residential burglary. Charges will be referred to the Snohomish County prosecutor for the woman's involvement in the crimes. Officers are still investigating and additional charges may be filed against the two.

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