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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Storage unit burglars caught in the act

Bellevue police arrested three men early Saturday after they were caught in the act of breaking into a storage facility.

Shortly after 3 a.m., officers responded to an alarm at the Public Storage facility at 12465 Northup Way. That business had been targeted numerous times by thieves over the past several months. Officers arrived quickly and located a suspicious pickup truck parked near the fence of the facility.

Ronald Hebert, a 52-year-old Renton resident, ran away when confronted by an officer. A Bellevue K-9 unit located Hebert hiding in nearby bushes. Shortly afterwards, a second suspect, identified as 47-year-old Kent resident Chris Brundage, surrendered to officers as he was leaving the storage facility. Brundage was in possession of an airsoft pistol at the time of his arrest.

K-9 officers searched the facility and located a third suspect, 35-year-old Redmond resident Matthew Ulmer, hiding in a vacant storage unit.

Property that had been removed from several storage units by the suspects was located by officers, and the owners were notified. The three suspects were due to appear in King County Superior court Wednesday on charges of second-degree burglary. Additional charges are possible, and additional suspects are being sought by investigators.

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450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Officer Seth Tyler
Phone: 425-452-4129
E-mail: bellevuepd@bellevuewa.gov

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