King County Prosecutors today charged an 18-year-old man and two juvenile boys in last week’s Maple Leaf burglary, in which six suspects were arrested.
Prosecutors did not yet charge the 18-year-old Ingraham High School student who lives just six blocks from the burglarized home, although he is named in accompanying legal documents that say all six “were part of a common scheme.”
“We filed on the driver of the car … and the two juveniles who were caught in the house,” said Ian Goodhew of the prosecutor’s office. The student and two other juveniles were outside in a car “and did not actively participate in the burglary,” Goodhew said, but are still being investigated.
Also still open is how many other local burglaries the bunch could have committed. “Detectives are still working to determine if these individuals have any connection to other burglaries in the area.”
A community meeting to discuss the rash of recent burglaries in Maple Leaf, Ravenna and Roosevelt is set for 7:30 tonight at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. To sign up, click here.
Mohamed Ali Moallim, 18, is charged with residential burlgary, as are a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old. All are apparently students at Ingraham, the court papers state, who were on lunch break, needed money and decided to do a “hit” on a house.
According to court papers, a neighbor saw the burglary begin about 12:30 p.m. last Wednesday, Nov. 10. The group of males were parked outside a house in the 8900 block of 12th Avenue Northeast, and put the hood up on their car. She saw one of them crawl into the house through a window, and called police.
The swarm of officers who arrived found four males, including Moallim, the driver, inside the car, and two juveniles sticking their heads outside through the broken window. One of them “cut his head on the broken window glass and bled profusely leaving blood throughout the house,” the charges state.
When the injured juvenile was found hiding beneath the basement stairs, he said that “someone beat him up and threw him there,” according to the court documents. He was treated and read his rights at Northwest Hospital and Medical Center.
The two juveniles have a court date Wednesday, Nov. 17. Moallim is due in King County Superior Court on Nov. 30.