Four Seattle men were arrested in connection with multiple burglaries throughout the region.
According to documents filed by the King County Prosecutor’s Office, four convicted felons, each with long criminal histories, have been rounded up in recent days.
The four men are 26-year-old Michael Anthony Wade, his brother 18-year-old Cody Wade, 28-year-old Filmon Berhe and 19-year-old Christopher Patterson.
The documents stated that the four men were casing for victims in Bellevue, broke in and burgled two homes in Kirkland and one in Kenmore. In their possession, there was a stolen car from Tukwila and brought their stolen property to their grandmother’s home in West Seattle.
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Amy Clancy spoke with Carlo Anderson, two of the suspects’ grandmother, about her grandsons.
“They’ll have to deal with whatever. I don’t want to say anything, I don’t want to involve myself anymore,” said Anderson.
The Bellevue Police Department told KIRO 7 due to the suspects’ violent histories and allegations that they stole multiple firearms, the public is now safer because of the arrests.
“It’s huge. It’s not only huge to us as police officers that these folks are known to us, but it’s really huge to the public because we want them to know that we’re working on this. We’re trying to get these recidivists off the streets in, and in jail, where they should stay,” said Carla Iafrate of the Bellevue Police Department.
Police said the stolen weapon are still missing.
Multiple police departments are involved with the investigation.