Tumwater police warn residents: Don’t leave unsecured guns in vehicles

Tumwater police arrested three people this week after they were found to have stolen items, including firearms, after early-morning vehicle prowls near Munn Lake.

Police are urging residents not to leave unsecured guns in their vehicles.

“This is a great reminder that it’s important to lock your cars, don’t leave valuable items in your unlocked vehicles, and most importantly, don’t leave unsecured guns in any vehicle,” the department said this week on social media.

About 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 7100 block of Desperado Drive Southeast, a neighborhood resident noticed three people checking door handles on cars and called police.

One or more of those vehicles was unlocked because when police arrived and located the suspects, they found three firearms, bank information and electronics.

Two men in their 20s and a 19-year-old woman were taken into custody, according to Thurston County Jail information.

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