Police believe that an Ocean Shores couple caught breaking into a home Thursday morning may be responsible for at least three other recent burglaries in the beach community.
According to the report:
Around 8:45 a.m., an off-duty police officer noticed that the rear door of his neighbor’s house on Duck Lake Dr. was opened though he knew they were away on vacation.
The officer entered the residence and scared off a woman. He provided a description of her fleeing vehicle and it was later spotted downtown on Point Brown Ave. and stopped. The 25-year-old driver admitted to the crime and was taken into custody. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of her 27-year-old husband.
Information gathered during questioning linked the couple to at least three additional residential burglaries that were committed in Ocean Shores during the past two weeks. Police served search warrants on the suspect’s vehicle and residence and recovered a large amount of stolen electronic equipment and other property.
Police also recovered stolen jewelry that had been worn by the couple's children who apparently had accompanied their parents on several of the burglaries, police said.
Both suspects were booked in to Grays Harbor County Jail.