On March 17 the Bellevue Police Department arrested 32-year-old Daniel Alvarez at the Snoqualmie Casino right before closing.
Alvarez was arrested for residential burglary, theft of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, and a felony warrant.
On Feb. 11, the subject broke into a Mountlake Terrace home and stole an AR-15 assault rifle, as well as ammunition. Alvarez was apprehended in Snohomish County on Feb. 19 but was able to avoid police until his arrest.
“He is well known to law enforcement around the region,” BPD’s Meeghan Black said.
BPD was able to gather information regarding Alvarez’s whereabouts, and tracked him down over the course of weeks. The investigation was in conjunction with the Mountlake Terrace Police Department and the Auburn Police Department.
“Daniel Alvarez is a career criminal and a danger to our community. He puts everyone, including officers, at risk because of his propensity to flee a scene when approached by law enforcement,” BPD Capt. David Sanabria said.
In addition to Alvarez’s arrest, a 32-year-old female who was with him also was arrested on drug charges.
“Even in the midst of this pandemic, we’re still investigating crimes to the best of our ability,” Black said.