East Precinct officers swooped in on a 13th Ave E apartment building Tuesday night following a report that wanted fugitive Joshua Laning had been spotted by somebody who recognized the convicted serial burglar from the Washington’s Most Wanted television program.
Laning, 36, is easily identifiable thanks to a rather unique set of devil’s horn tattoos on his head. He is currently wanted on a Department of Corrections felony escape warrant, according to the Most Wanted site.
SPD took the suspect into custody just before 9 PM after a tip that a man matching Laning’s appearance was inside the apartment building on 13th Ave E not far from Cal Anderson Park.
Meanwhile, in other tales of Capitol Hill burglary woes, a resident recently victimized by a burglary near the park called police to Cal Anderson Tuesday night where he said he spotted a woman selling some of his recently stolen property. There are no details yet on any arrests related to this incident.