Repeat burglary suspect worries Lynnwood police
Their fears that someone will get hurt were made clear in the police reports in which they took the unusual step of urging a judge to consider high bail.
Within the last week, Rogers, 27, of Lynnwood, has been arrested multiple times for investigation of felonies, including a string of night-time burglaries that occurred within a few blocks of his home, detectives wrote. Nearly all of the homes were occupied by people who were sleeping. Most were elderly.
In the most recent case early Tuesday, Rogers had only been free for a few hours.
Rogers was arrested Monday after allegedly trying to break into a home around 3:30 a.m. Someone inside heard glass shatter and called police. A police dog tracked the man to his apartment complex.
At 11 p.m. Monday he was released from the Snohomish County Jail after posting bail.
Hours later, Rogers was back behind bars accused of yet another break-in.
Some time after 12 a.m. Tuesday, a home south of Everett was hit by a burglar. A woman had fallen asleep in her easy chair. The woman remembered thinking she heard a noise, but dismissed it as a cat or possum.
When she woke up at 7 a.m., she realized someone had broken into her home and the front door screen had been cut.
Her purse containing her credit cards, social security card, driver's license and a $100 bill was missing. So was some jewelry.
When detectives confronted Rogers at his apartment in the 19000 block of Highway 99. he was found in possession of the woman's credit cards, license and other belongings, according to court papers.
One detective included in his report that Rogers "has shown total disregard to the court's authority to deter him from his criminal path. As soon as (he) got out of jail, he did it again."
The detective noted that most of the burglaries occurred when victims were at home.
"He is creating HUGE RISK THAT SOMEONE WILL GET SHOT -- maybe it will be him, maybe it will be the homeowner, maybe it will be a responding police officer," the detective wrote.
Another detective wrote: "I implore the court to PLEASE consider setting a substantial bail amount."
Everett District Court Judge Tam Bui on Wednesday set bail at $100,0000 Wednesday.
Prosecutors were reviewing the police reports on Wednesday. No charges have been filed.
Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, firstname.lastname@example.org
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