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Update: Two Suspects in Custody After Edmonds Police Search Possibly Tied to Local Burglaries

Edmonds Police located and arrested second suspected car thief with K-9 units Wednesday afternoon after a search resulted in lockdowns of several Edmonds schools.

Update: 4:50 p.m.: Edmonds Police said Wednesday afternoon that they arrested a second suspect seen in a stolen car earlier today, and they suspect the two men may be involved in recent residential burglaries in the area. Several Edmonds schools were locked down as a precaution while the area around Pine Ridge Park was searched with K9 units.

Following is the full press release from Edmonds Police:

Today at about 1:20 PM Edmonds Police Units were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle at Pine Ridge Park located at 203rd St SW and 83rd Ave W in the City of Edmonds.  Two adult males were seen walking away from the vehicle.  Moments later Edmonds PD officers determined the vehicle was stolen out of south Everett. 

Additional Edmonds Police, Mountlake Terrace Police and a Marysville PD K9 unit responded to the area to assist in a search for the two males.  One suspect was taken into custody near the park with officers and the K9 unit continuing the search for the 2nd suspect.  Information gathered at the scene led officers to believe that the suspects were involved in residential burglaries in the area and one suspect may be armed with a pistol.

To be safe, the Edmonds School District was notified and nearby schools were locked down.  This included College Place, Edmonds Woodway HS, Maplewood School and Chase Lake Elementary.  The second suspect was located at about 2:50PM in the same general area and taken into custody by an alert Edmonds PD officer.  The schools were then taken off of lock down and the students released.  Initial investigation uncovered that the suspects had committed several residential burglaries in the Pine Ridge Park area before being apprehended.  The investigation is continuing with the suspects still in custody. 

Update: 2:45 p.m.: The precautionary lockdowns of Edmonds-Woodway High School, Maplewood Parent Coop, College Place Elementary and College Place Middle School were lifted around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, but buses will like deliver students late, district officials said.

Meanwhile, Edmonds Police continue to look for the second suspect seen in a stolen car, though K-9 units were unsuccessful as yet in locating that person.

Another man was apprehended earlier in connection with the case.

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Original story:

 

Edmonds-Woodway High School, Maplewood Parent Coop, College Place Elementary and College Place Middle School are all currently on a precautionary lockdown as Edmonds Police search for a suspect seen in a stolen car.

The School District is in the process of notifying parents, spokeswoman DJ Jakala said, and said all school buses on the west side of the district will likely be late this afternoon due to the ongoing police activity.

Officers apprehended one of two suspects already, who both were seen in a car stolen from Everett, and are attempting to track a second suspect. The man apprehended was located north of Pine Ridge Park, Sgt. Mark Marsh said.

The arrested man indicated that the other suspect may be armed, but police currently aren't sure of the veracity of that claim, Marsh said.

This is a developing story; Patch will update this as more information becomes available.

Lisa Costantino May 08, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Whatever happened with the robbery that took place in South Edmonds last week? Were those suspects apprehended, and if not, are they thought to be the same men?
Jeanne Gustafson May 08, 2013 at 09:40 PM
Are you referring to the home invasion? http://patch.com/A-3WBm
patch adams May 08, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Searching for a suspect in a car requires LOCKING DOWN a school? More martial law exercises, fascist state.
Lisa Costantino May 08, 2013 at 09:51 PM
No, this occurred on May 3: http://edmonds.patch.com/articles/two-edmonds-schools-on-lockdown-as-police-pursue-burglary-suspects
Vivian Murray May 08, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Thank you for the info. I live in the neighborhood and my grandson is a student at College Place.
Tom May 08, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Things sure have changed since I went to Woodway. Weird times we live in in the U.S.
Jeanne Gustafson May 08, 2013 at 09:57 PM
Ok, right. There seem to be a lot of these lately, right? I called Sgt. Marsh with your question--not only about that specific burglary but whether these two were being sought in any other Edmonds cases, and he said that's not clear yet, as the officers are still in the field investigating.
Jeanne Gustafson May 08, 2013 at 09:57 PM
You are very welcome, Vivian.
Kimbah May 08, 2013 at 10:23 PM
I thought the same thing Patch Adams and then I realized (in my opinion) they locked down the school because "the arrested man indictaed the other suspect may be armed" The school was concerned about gun violence? Locking down the school for that reason makes more since.
patch adams May 08, 2013 at 10:40 PM
It seems critically important to question the press and police, because our civil rights are surely being eroded under the constant pretext of "terror," which the NY times and other media admit are mostly engineered by our own govt. Please do not let their fear-mongering cause you to discard civil rights.
Lisa Costantino May 08, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Okay, thanks for the info, Jeanne. Keep us posted!
Jeanne Gustafson May 08, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Lisa, your instincts were spot on, and we've updated the story here with the latest info from Edmonds Police, who apprehended the second suspect as well.
Lisa Trahms May 09, 2013 at 01:14 AM
Yes! I would like to know that too!
Brad H. May 09, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Oval Office meeting: "OK, our first step in implementing martial law is we lock down elementary schools whenever a nearby dangerous criminal is on the loose. The next step.....the sweet smell of facism!" *evil laugh*
patch adams May 09, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Why losing your civil rights is a joke to you is beyond me, Brad H.
Joe M May 09, 2013 at 05:00 PM
patch adams, maybe you can explain to us what civil rights were lost in this case. Is it the right of children to play outside when police have information that an armed criminal is running loose in the neighborhood?
Jeanne Gustafson May 09, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Thanks for commenting, Patch Adams. I'm very willing to answer any specific questions you have about the reporting of this story, which you are welcome to pose either in the comments here or by contacting me at jeanne.gustafson@patch.com.
Rebecca Kimokeo May 10, 2013 at 07:58 PM
I hate that one of the suspects is my sweet little brother. We grew up in a fantastic family. Healthy ,happy and living home. He has been lost to heroin and meth. My sincerest apologies to those who suffered losses of the material kind , but please pray for our family as we fear the loss of a loved one.

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