• Man wanted in break-in at Arlington church

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    ARLINGTON, Wash. - Arlington police are working to find a man who is a person of interest in at least one church break-in.

    Officers said the first burglary happened at Immaculate Conception Church at 1200 East Fifth Street.

    The crime was reported on Sunday after 6 p.m.  Police said the church has been burglarized in the past.

    Surveillance video from the church shows clear images of a man, and after police posted the photos on the department’s Facebook page, officers received possible leads on the man’s identity. 

    Officers said they now believe they know who the man is, but need the public's help to find him.

    The same man could also be responsible for an incident at another Arlington church.

    On Monday morning, officers were called to a possible interrupted burglary at a Methodist church on East Highland Drive.

    Arlington police said workers entered the church, noticed that screens had been removed from some windows and thought they heard someone inside. 

    Arlington police think the burglar was trying to steal petty cash at both churches. He didn't get away with anything in the second incident, but police said he left behind an open can of soda that was still cold. 

    Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call (425) 407-3999, ask to talk to an Arlington officer and reference case #19-19395.


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