Police, Fire Department corner burglar suspect on roof of old King Buffet

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Burien Police, along with Guardian One and the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department – which deployed a ladder truck – descended onto the old King Buffet at 149 SW 160th Street Thursday night (July 11) for a possible burglar hiding out on the roof, according to Deputy BJ Myers of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Swarms of people watched as police and fire personnel climbed up on the roof to apprehend the suspect around 9 p.m.

“The suspect was first noticed by neighbors climbing on the roof of the closed business,” Myers told The B-Town Blog. “He was surrounded by Burien Police and Guardian One while still on the roof. The suspect ignored commands to come down. Eventually, deputies used Burien/Normandy Park Fire equipment to climb onto the roof and detain the suspect without problem. The suspect, a 34-year old male, was arrested for outstanding warrants and Criminal Trespass.”

The man attempted to hide as the helicopter crew watched.

“We needed to use the ladder truck with the assistance of the fire department and approximately 11 officers to get the guy down safely,” added Sgt. Cindi West. “His lack of cooperation coming down caused many resources to be needed to get him down safely.”

The suspect was arrested for Criminal Trespass, Obstructing and Officer and he had 2 warrants – one for DOC escape and another for Trespass.

BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer happened upon the scene, where he took these pics:




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