Olympia homeowner confronts burglary suspect Monday

Staff writerMay 13, 2014 

Olympia police arrested a 36-year-old Lacey man on suspicion of residential burglary Monday after a homeowner on Fairview Street returned to her residence to find a stranger inside.

The burglary suspect took a kitchen knife and ate cake from the woman's kitchen counter during the burglary, court papers state.

Ryan Jensen, 36, was being held Tuesday at the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary. He also was being held on Thurston County warrants for heroin possession and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

A judge ordered that Jensen be held without bail Tuesday.

Olympia police responded to the burglary in the 1800 block of Fairview Street about 11:10 a.m. Monday.

The homeowner reported that the burglary suspect fled the home immediately, and appeared to have gained entry through a window. She also gave police a detailed description of the intruder.

Police combed the neighborhood, and located a suspect after a neighbor reported a suspicious person hiding in the bushes behind a home.

Olympia police located the man, later identified as Jensen, and placed him under arrest.

 

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

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