Police arrest 30-year-old suspect in string of break-ins, sexual assaults near UW

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SEATTLE — Detectives arrested a Seattle man Friday night in connection with a string of break-ins and sexual assaults near the University of Washington

Police said that detectives served a search warrant at the 30-year-old’s home in the 800 block of NE 104 Street just after 7 p.m. Friday.

Police said the man was taken into custody without incident and was being interviewed by detectives. They were booking the man into King County Jail for investigation of rape and burglary.

Late Friday night, police said detectives have now linked this suspect to three other cases reaching back to 2014. Detectives will work with prosecutors to determine any new charges the suspect may face.

Police increased patrols around campus this spring as detectives investigated a series of strange break-ins at rooming houses north of campus.

In three cases, women reported waking up to find a man sexually assaulting them, and other residents have seen or heard a man walking through their homes between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., police said earlier.

A police sketch artist worked with victims to put together images of their assailant, described then as a Hispanic male in his late 20s, 5-foot-7, with a medium build, dark hair and a mustache. Police said the sketches may be of the same man.


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