Olympia police arrested a 47-year-old man on Tuesday after he allegedly stole two outboard motors from a local business and Thurston County Animal Services.
Alexander M. Dorian was being held in the Thurston County Jail in lieu of $5,000. A judge found probable cause for three criminal charges at a Wednesday court hearing: second-degree theft, third-degree theft and second-degree burglary.
The Olympia Police Department gave the following account of the events leading to Dorian’s arrest:
Surveillance footage from Thurston County Animal Services shows the suspect, later identified as Dorian, climbing a fence and entering a secured lot. He wandered around the lot, carrying a cooler full of thawed freezer pops.
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The suspect found an outboard motor. He dropped the motor over the fence and transported it from the scene in a red wagon.
Dorian allegedly stole a second outboard motor from US Marine sales.
A tipster contacted the company and said that Dorian had taken the motors, and that they could be found at BMC Trailer Park on Martin Way.
The motors were both found a the trailer park, and both were broken. Olympia police contacted Dorian, who admitted to taking the motors. He said he was upset with himself for breaking the motors because he didn’t believe he would be able to sell them.