Man arrested in connection with Terrace Heights burglary

YAKIMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE -- On 07-18-2014 at about 0850 hours YSO Deputy Scot Swallow responded to a general alarm call at a residence in the 5000 block of N Sky Vista in Terrace Heights. The homeowner was reportedly out of town. Upon arrival the deputy noted there were no vehicles in the driveway but was checking the exterior of the residence when he walked to the back of the house and saw a male walking away from a sliding glass door that led into the residence. The male was notably wearing blue latex gloves and so was detained by Deputy Swallow.

Investigation revealed that the homeowner did not know the male and stated no one was authorized to be at or in the home. The suspect was also found to be in possession of prescription medication containers bearing the name of the absent resident.

The suspects vehicle was located a few blocks away along with his shoe prints indicating he had entered the property via a vacant field that led into the back yard of the residence.

The residence was checked and no other suspects were found. The 42 year old male suspect gave a Moxee address and was provided with lodging at the Yakima County jail pending a burglary charge.