Marysville Police catch home burglary suspects in the act

MARYSVILLE — Marysville Police officers arrested two suspects for breaking into a house located in the 11000 block of 51st Avenue in the early morning of Aug. 3.

The home is currently going through a foreclosure process and had not been occupied for a couple of years. However, it remained furnished and had other personal property in it after the owner, a 45-year-old Marysville woman who had lost her husband due to illness, vacated the residence.

Marysville Police had received a report Aug. 2 that the house had been broken into and items were stolen at that time. Marysville Police detectives installed a silent portable alarm system after the report that afternoon, believing the thieves would return.

At around 2 a.m. Aug. 3, the portable alarm activated and responding officers located and arrested a 32-year-old Bothell man on the front porch and a 35-year-old Marysville man who was hiding in an upstairs bedroom closet under some clothing.

Neither man could explain why they were in the residence.

Both men were booked into Snohomish County Jail for investigation of second-degree burglary.

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