RCW 10.31.040

Officer may break and enter.

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To make an arrest in criminal actions, the officer may break open any outer or inner door, or windows of a dwelling house or other building, or any other inclosure [enclosure], if, after notice of his or her office and purpose, he or she be refused admittance.
[ 2010 c 8 § 1030; Code 1881 § 1170; 1854 p 129 § 179; RRS § 2082.]