Police arrest 3 suspects linked to burglaries at Olympia High School

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries at Olympia High School.

The Olympia Police Department reported Thursday that officers had been conducting surveillance this week at the school, 1302 North Street SE. The suspects were caught Wednesday night while attempting to break into classrooms, according to a news release from the police department.

Police were initially dispatched Monday to investigate a burglary at the school, and learned through video surveillance footage that a group of three people had been breaking into the school for the past five to six nights, according to police. The group had been stealing from the school store and vending machines, according to police.

On Wednesday, two suspects surrendered after officers surrounded the building, and one suspect was captured by a K-9 team after trying to flee, according to police. Olympia police received assistance from law enforcement in neighboring jurisdictions.

Olympia police are investigating the case, and all three suspects face first-degree burglary charges. Two adults were booked into Thurston County Jail and one juvenile was booked into Thurston County Juvenile Detention, according to the police department.