Burglary suspect arrested
July 5, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
A man suspected of multiple residential burglaries, including two Snoqualmie incidents, was captured June 8 in a Federal Way hotel.
Mark Caoile, 35, of Federal Way, was charged June 13 in King County Superior Court with six counts of residential burglary and one count of trafficking stolen property.
According to court documents, Caoile was wanted for residential break-ins in Bellevue, Bothell, Sammamish and Snoqualmie.
According to two certifications of probable cause issued by the Snoqualmie Police Department, Caoile was suspected of breaking into a home on Leitz Avenue on May 2, and pawning stolen tools taken from the back of a pickup parked on Douglas Avenue on May 21.
Court documents indicate that a neighbor on Leitz Avenue saw a man she didn’t know standing on her neighbor’s porch.
She later saw the same man coming from her neighbor’s backyard with a canvas bag. The neighbor called police and reported that she saw the man get into the passenger side of a full-sized, blue pickup with big tires and tinted windows.
Police responded to the home and found an open window at the back of the house, and the window screen leaned up against the house. They also noticed pry marks on the window.
According to court documents, the neighbor gave a good description of the man she saw, and a partial plate number for the vehicle that helped police identify the truck owner, and his suspected accomplice — Caoile.
The homeowner, after being called by her neighbor, came home and tried to identify what had been stolen.
She said jewelry and a brand new Apple laptop computer were missing, according to court documents.
In the second Snoqualmie incident, police located the $3,000 of stolen tools at a Renton pawnshop, which showed in its records that Caoile had pawned the items on May 21, according to court documents.
Bail has been set at $175,000. Caoile remains in jail and his arraignment is set for July 5, according to Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecutor’s Office.