Tumwater police arrest two Shelton women after neighbor reports burglary

Staff writerMay 8, 2014 

Tumwater police arrested two women in connection with an interrupted residential burglary in the 2400 block of Sapp Road Thursday morning.

A neighbor of a home that was being burglarized on Sapp Road about 8 a.m. Thursday morning saw two women walking in and out of the residence repeatedly, Tumwater Police Detective Jen Kolb said.

The neighbor called the homeowner, who was not there, and the homeowner confirmed that the two women did not have permission to be there, Kolb added.

The homeowner called police. The two suspects, both from Shelton, fled on foot when police arrived, Kolb added.

Lacey police and the Olympia Police Department's K9 unit helped locate both suspects. One suspect was hiding on the Sapp Road property, the other was located on Chapparel Drive SW, Kolb said.

Police recovered stolen items that the suspects had loaded into the homeowner's Dodge Caravan, which they presumably also were going to steal, Kolb said. Stolen items that had been removed from the home included ammunition, photos, a mini-refrigerator , tools and other household items, Kolb said.

Tumwater police booked the two women into the Thurston County Jail Thursday morning on suspicion of residential burglary and attempted auto theft.

Tumwater police are still investigating whether a third, male suspect also may have been involved in the residential burglary.


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

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