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Bellevue Police: Two Arrested During Sammamish High School Burglary

Police say that two adults broke into the high school on the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday and were carrying electronics that belonged to the school.

Two people were arrested at Sammamish High School early Monday after Bellevue Police say they were caught during a break-in.

Bellevue Police Department spokeswoman Officer Carla Iafrate said that patrol officers responded to an alarm at Sammamish High School at 4:40 a.m. Monday, which was the Martin Luther King, Jr., school holiday.

Patrol officers set up a perimeter at the high school, and found a man and a woman who were hiding under a desk in the AV room, Iafrate said.

According to police, the man and the woman, who said that she had attended Sammamish High School over a decade ago, were carrying electronics that belonged to the high school, including a camera and a laptop.

They both confessed to breaking into the building, Iafrate said. The man also had a warrant out of Bellevue, and the woman had a warrant out of Everett, she said.

Information was not immediately available as to whether the man and the woman have been charged in the case, but they face charges of second-degree burglary. 

"It was a good job by patrol," Iafrate said.

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Venice Buhain January 24, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I have additional information on this story, in case anyone was wondering about the ages of the people arrested (and whether they were students or close to being students). The woman is 31 and the man is 30.
John Sheridan January 25, 2013 at 01:48 AM
I am glad the two adult criminals got caught, especially since they are obviously repeat offenders of stealing from others ( current warrants). And I think they should have to do at least 500 hours of community service, such as cleaning up litter at schools and along highways. In addition, they deserve to receive a criminal record. However, for crime-free behavior and being on probation for 7 years, I am okay with this selfish act being forgiven and esponged, but not until they walk the honest road, instead of taking from society.

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