The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting about a “great example of teamwork leading to a peaceful resolution in a high-stress situation” involving Burien officers with a K-9 responding to an incident at a storage facility:

Last week, Precinct 4 deputies and Burien Police Department officers responded to a reported burglary in-progress, after a witness saw a person jump a fence at a storage facility.

Units surrounded the property, and deputies started searching the area for the suspect or signs of a burglary. A woman exited the facility and said she was there with her boyfriend, and when deputies checked with the Communications Center they determined that the woman’s boyfriend was subject to a protection order.

Deputy Nelson and K-9 partner Teno started giving verbal instructions for the boyfriend to exit the building, but the suspect didn’t comply and ran out the opposite side of the building. Deputy Nelson continued to give verbal instructions, but it wasn’t until he warned the suspect that he would release Teno that the suspect surrendered.

An investigation into the burglary continues, and the suspect faces a felony charge for repeated violations of the protection order.

Great job by Deputies Zepeda, Nelson, K-9 Teno, 911 dispatchers, and the Burien officers that helped resolve this incident.

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