Cop finds suspected First Hill church burglars sleeping at scene of the crime

A police officer investigating a break-in and ransacking of offices at Harvard Ave’s Seattle First Baptist Church last Wednesday made a startling discovery as he found two people had set up camp and were sleeping in the building’s machinery room amid piles of the items stolen in the burglary.


According to the SPD report on the incident, SPD was called to 1111 Harvard Ave to a report that somebody had entered the building and broken into offices and facilities inside the church including a daycare. Video cameras, digital cameras, speakers, first aid supplies and a backpack were among the items reported missing.

As the officer and an employee checked the church on Wednesday afternoon, they found the man and the woman sacked out in a basement room:

A search revealed a set of combined stun device/brass knuckles and keys taken from one of the church offices in the male suspect’s hoodie. The floor of the room was reportedly strewn with most of the items missing from the building. 

Both suspects were booked into jail for investigation of burglary.

5 thoughts on “Cop finds suspected First Hill church burglars sleeping at scene of the crime

  1. Camping out at the scene of their crime? Wow!….that takes the cake for stupidity, but then criminals are not usually the swiftest people in the room.

  2. They used to have 2 bowling lanes in the basement, wonder if they got any games in? Anyone know if the lanes are still there?

    About as low as you can get busting into a church and wreaking havoc, scumbags.

  3. “A search revealed a set of combined stun device/brass knuckles and keys taken from one of the church offices in the male suspect’s hoodie.” The church office had stun devices and brass knuckles?