CAPTURED: Tip leads to Seattle Police arrest of felon accused of burglarizing P.O. boxes

Seattle Police responded to a 911 call Friday night from an anonymous tipster who provided information on the location of Matthew Krutenat.  

An officer verified he was a Washington’s Most Wanted fugitive, then spotted him rummaging around in the Escalade he had previously been seen driving.   Krutenat was taken into custody without incident. 

He was booked into the King County jail on his felony warrant for Trafficking in Stolen Property. He also had a bench warrant in Kitsap County for Failure to Appear in court for Burglary 2nd Degree.   He is being held on $60,000 bail. 

Krutenat is WMW Capture #1121. 


U.S. Postal Inspectors are asking for the public's help to find Matthew David Krutenat, 41, who has been accused of breaking into multiple P.O. boxes inside the Kingston post office.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest for burglary.  Inspectors say Krutenat could be in Kitsap County, Snohomish County, Seattle or Bellevue. 

The suspect was caught on a surveillance video from June 21st pulling into the post office parking lot in a silver or light-colored early 2002 to 2006 Cadillac Escalade with no visible license plate, according to inspectors. 

Investigators say the video shows Krutenat entering the building around midnight where he spends more than four minutes breaking into multiple boxes and stealing the mail.

"We're still looking to determine how he got into the P.O. Boxes, what tool he may have used and then he leaves" said U.S. Postal Inspector John Wiegand. "So, he knew what he was doing. He knew where he was going and he planned to do this."

Krutenat has prior felony convictions for Hit-and-Run DV Harassment, Stalking and Trafficking in Stolen Property. 

He also has multiple pending cases in King County from 2020 for Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft 3rd Degree, Identity Theft 2nd Degree, Firearm Possession Unlawful 2nd Degree Previous Conviction, Residential Burglary, another Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Trafficking in Stolen Property 1st Degree 

Krutenat is 5'10", 190 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.

If you can provide any information or a tip on the whereabouts of Matthew David Krutenat, submit an anonymous tip to Puget Sound Crime Stoppers for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text the information through the P3 Tips app on your cellphone.  You can also submit tips at .

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