Walla Walla police nab burglary suspect 'undercover'


WALLA WALLA -- City police took to the streets to go undercover, in a manner of speaking.

Officers responded to the 800 block of North Ninth Avenue Monday at 7:30 p.m. for a residential alarm activation, according to Tim Bennett, spokesman for the Police Department.

The first officer arrived less than three minutes after the alarm notice, to find the back door of the home open and a male in a black, hooded sweatshirt still inside.

The man, later identified as Marcos M. DeJesus, 21, allegedly fled out the front door. He zigzagged through yards and alleys with officers in pursuit.

DeJesus eventually made his way to his home at 825 N. Eighth Ave., where he hid from police under his bed, Bennett said.

DeJesus refused to obey commands from officers and a Taser had to be used in order to arrest him, Bennett said.

DeJesus was lodged in Walla Walla County Jail for investigation of one count of residential burglary and resisting arrest and a College Place arrest warrant for resisting arrest from an earlier encounter with law enforcement, Bennett said.


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