Officers were called to Costco, at 1470 Marvin Road, at 4:34 a.m. for reports of a truck doing donuts, according to Thurston County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Slease. Reports were received of the same truck doing donuts in the Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacoom Road.
A Lacey police officer spotted the truck parked in front of Nisqually Middle School, down the road from the athletic complex.
“The two young men bailed out and ran away,” Slease said.
Officers contacted the owners of the truck, who had no idea it had been stolen.
Their employee Lisa Hudak, who had just moved to a home in Tanglewilde area, was borrowing the truck. Hudak said her roommate was leaving for work at 4:30 a.m. when he noticed the dome light on in Hudak’s car and her stereo missing.
The keys to her boss’ truck were in the glove box, the contents of which were strewn around the car.
About five minutes later, Hudak said, her boss called about the truck.
Deputies set up a perimeter and called in a Sheriff’s Office search dog.
“One of the young men came stumbling out of the brush and was caught by perimeter officers,” Slease said. “The other was apprehended by a K9 unit.”
The teenagers “are already known to police,” Slease said.
Hudak said that before moving, she’d lived in the area for about a year.
The window to her car had been broken out in the past, but she’s never had anything stolen.
“The ironic thing is that we’ve only lived there for two days,” Hudak said. “My car’s window stays down about an inch, so they pushed the window down and were able to get in.”