Washington homeowner was shocked to discover that a 24-year-old man lived in his attic after he smelled cigarettes and saw that some of the items were missing.
The unidentified homeowner called the police Monday after following the smell of smoke and finding signs that a person was living in the loft area of his building.
Police stated in their report that they found a makeshift bed and clothes that weren’t theirs, food half-eaten, drug paraphernalia, and a heater upstairs.
He reported that he had lost $3,000 and his passport, as well as a wallet with a bank card and his license.
The police removed the items from the attic and informed the homeowner that anyone who was still living in it would most likely return.
They were correct.
Police were called to the home of a homeowner who claimed that someone had locked him out. Police responded and found Daniel Tomoiaga, a suspect in the burglary of the homeowner’s home, inside the property.
After spending about half an hour trying to get Tomoiaga out of his home, police were able to arrest him and found meth and fentanyl on him.
He was taken to Snohomish County Jail, and charged with second-degree theft and residential burglary. A judge gave him $25,000 bail.
According to police, Tomoiaga was well-known and had a long criminal history that included nine felonies as well as misdemeanors. Two weeks before the latest incident, he was charged with trespassing. As a ten-year-old, he was originally charged with theft.
Here’s a local report on the incident