Saturday morning 20 Jan 17, just after 5 am, the single Orting officer on duty responded to a suspicious person call in the Rivers Edge neighborhood. A home owner reported an unknown person had knocked on his front door. Upon arrival the officer encountered the suspect attempting entry to the home through a backyard window. The suspect resisted apprehension and assaulted the officer. The officer sustained a minor injury from the assault. The officer used his TASER to subdue the suspect. The employment of the TASER was successful and the suspect was brought into custody. A number of burglary tools and a “switch blade” knife & a stolen firearm were recovered from the suspect. Responding units from other agencies arrived after the conclusion of the event and assisted in monitoring the suspect, while the Orting officer processed the scene. The suspect, whose history shows multiple arrest & a resident of Auburn, was booked into the Pierce County jail on charges to include Burglary 1st degree, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction.