• Everett burglary suspect says he's a ‘modern Robin Hood'


    A man suspected of breaking into eight units at an Everett storage facility told police he was a “(expletive) modern Robin Hood.”

    Police were called to the Neighborhood Storage facility at 10121 Ninth Avenue Northwest for a report of a burglary at 12:49 a.m. Wednesday.

    One of the managers told officers that she had seen a man that had broken into several storage units and pointed to a man walking through a nearby apartment complex.

    The officer drove toward the man, who climbed over a fence into another apartment complex.  A Snohomish Sheriff’s Office K-9 eventually flushed the man, identified as Matthew Doherty, out of a wooded area.

    According to police documents, Doherty admitted breaking into several storage units and made a statement about being a “(expletive) modern Robin Hood.”

    Police said he also admitted to using a pair of bolt cutters to cut the locks off storage units. 

    Officers later found a black backpack in the area where Doherty was seen running.  Inside was a pair of bolt cutters.

    Doherty was booked on eight counts of second-degree burglary and one count of second-degree attempted burglary.

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