Bail was set at $50,000 for the 29-year-old man accused of committing two Olympia burglaries over the weekend.
Kyle M. Wilde appeared before Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Monday afternoon. The judge found probable cause for two counts of second-degree burglary.
Wilde allegedly committed the first burglary sometime in the late hours of Friday, Jan 29 or the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 30, according to court documents. An attorney with offices on the 600 block of Capitol Way noticed at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday that someone had broken into the business by forcing open a second-story window.
The office had been ransacked. A laptop, computer monitor and television had been taken, according to court documents. A safe had been moved, but the contents were still inside.
An Olympia police officer located surveillance footage, which showed a man removing the items from the business. The man was wearing a striped shirt, a jacket, a hat with ear flaps and a bandanna over his face, according to court documents.
The next morning, Jan. 31, officers responded to a burglar alarm at Cherry Street Plaza, located at 626 Eighth Ave. SE.
Video surveillance showed a masked man entering a secured parking garage at about 4:40 a.m., said Olympia police Lt. Paul Lower.
Lacey police, Tumwater police and the Washington State Patrol set up a perimeter around the building and began a search. Olympia police K-9 Melnic also assisted with the search.
The suspect, identified as Wilde, was found on the roof of the building, hiding in a room used to control the building’s air conditioning, Lower said.
According to court documents, there was an outstanding state Department of Corrections warrant for Wilde’s arrest. Wilde was listed as a transient in court documents.