Brazen Kirkland ‘Longboarder burglar' arrested



KIRKLAND, Wash. - A man who was seen on surveillance video stealing from a Kirkland woman’s home last month was arrested Thursday after images of the suspect were aired on local TV stations and a crime show.


On Nov. 13, the man forced his way into the woman’s home in the 14100 block of 107th Avenue Northeast in Kirkland and stole electronics, jewelry and property valued at more than $4,900.

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The victim, Maegen Powers, had installed video cameras at the home, which recorded much of the burglary.


Powers shared the video with KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, hoping a viewer would recognize the man who carried a skateboard with bright orange wheels.


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The 42-year-old man was identified by tipsters to Crime Stoppers and arrested on Thursday.


He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of first-degree residential burglary and first-degree theft.