Contact: Lieutenant Mike Murray
At 6:00 am this morning Kirkland Police Detectives, North Sound Metro SWAT and Bellevue SWAT teams served several search warrants simultaneously. The warrants were served in the 2800 block of 130th
AVE SE, at an apartment complex in Bellevue. Several subjects were detained while the apartments were searched and secured by the SWAT teams. Three suspects were arrested pursuant to the warrants and transported to the City of Kirkland Justice Center Jail. No citizens, officers, pets or suspects were injured during this incident.
The search warrants stemmed from numerous commercial burglaries of storage facilities here in the City of Kirkland. Personal and financial information was included in the items that were taken from these storage units. The suspects were then able to use the stolen information to create stolen identities and illegal credit cards. These suspects have made numerous purchases with this stolen information in cities on the Eastside. Kirkland Police Detectives are still gathering evidence at this time.
The Kirkland Police Department would also like to remind citizens to shred personal and financial documents that contain information about your identity and finances once these documents are no longer necessary. We would also like to thank Bellevue PD Command and SWAT Team and the North Sound Metro SWAT Team for their assistance and professionalism today. The North Sound Metro SWAT Team includes Kirkland, Bothell, Monroe, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Mill Creek and Lake Forest Park Police Departments.
For any additional local information please contact Lieutenant Mike Murray, Kirkland Police Department at 425-587-3402 or email@example.com
Authorized by: Lt. M. Murray #288