Two suspected burglars apprehended after Bigelow neighborhood search

Staff reporterMay 17, 2013 

Two men suspected of committing a burglary in rural Thurston County were arrested Friday afternoon in Olympia after a manhunt in the Bigelow neighborhood.

Olympia police and Thurston County sheriff’s cruisers lined the streets between East Bay Drive and Puget Street on Friday afternoon, canvassing the area with a K-9 search dog.

Olympia police spokeswoman Laura Wohl said the men were allegedly interrupted in the middle of a residential burglary off Jenni Street in the Boston Harbor area. They then fled in a car that was found on Quince Street by Olympia police officers.

The officers attempted to pull the car over, but the two men ran away, into the neighborhood.

An officer was able to restrain one man while the other jumped a fence and ran toward some apartments. He was later found during the K-9 search.

Quince Street resident Teri Granger was surprised to find four police cars outside her home. She’s lived in the area for 20 years, and was a burglary victim herself 17 years ago.

“We get burglaries now and again, but not a high chase like this,” Granger said. “I’ve been here 20 years, and it’s getting a little more interesting around here.”

Wohl did not have further information on the suspects or the nature of the initial burglary.

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