3 arrested at derelict Boulevard Road site

jpawloski@theolympian.comJune 18, 2013 

Olympia police arrested three men at a “hazardous and unsafe” Boulevard Road residence Friday night where neighbors have complained of suspicious activity and landlord neglect.

The men were arrested at 1527 Boulevard Road while police served a search warrant in connection with a stolen vehicle and stolen property investigation, Olympia Police Department spokeswoman Laura Wohl said.

Shawn Eads, 39, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon on Monday ordered him held at the Thurston County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. Dixon said in court that Eads has at least 34 prior convictions, nine of them theft-related.

Also arrested were Troy Porter, 24, on suspicion of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and Nicholas Porter, 31, who lives at the 1527 Boulevard Road address, according to jail records. Dixon found probable cause to support the possession of a stolen motor vehicle allegation against Troy Porter and set his bail at $2,500. Nicholas Porter was arrested on a warrant issued by the state Department of Corrections for an alleged violation of his conditions of release, according to jail records.

According to court papers:

Olympia police officer Sean Lindros learned Thursday during an investigation that Troy Porter might be involved in some recent burglaries. Lindros also learned that Troy Porter had recently told someone that he had used stolen credit cards at the Lacey Walmart. Lindros recovered keys to a stolen Honda that had been seized from Troy Porter’s possessions and collected into evidence at the Nisqually Jail during a recent arrest there.

The stolen Honda also was located at the Red Wind Casino. A Red Wind Casino security camera captured images of Troy Porter pulling into the lot in the stolen Honda and going inside the casino.

Troy Porter also has a lengthy arrest record, including three arrests for theft in 2009 and a 2010 arrest for possession with intent to deliver a synthetic narcotic.

Troy Porter and the two other men were located at the 1527 Boulevard Road address when Olympia police served a search warrant there about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Eads was arrested when officers checked the license plate numbers of the vehicles parked at the address and discovered a blue Ford Expedition being driven by Eads had been reported stolen out of Pierce County.

Wohl said Monday that Olympia police also seized suspected stolen property from residential burglaries.

A couple who live on Brown Street behind the Boulevard Road property said this month that they were concerned because the landlord has failed to maintain the residence and a group of adjacent properties there. The couple and another neighbor also complained about suspicious foot traffic.

Suzy Yi, the landlord of the properties at 1519, 1521, 1523 and 1527 Boulevard Road, has been notified by the city of Olympia that those properties are “hazardous and unsafe.”

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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