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UPDATED: Tacoma police arrest man after burglary at apartment

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 14, 2012 at 6:19 am with 9 Comments »
March 14, 2012 11:09 am

UPDATED at 11:05 a.m.

Tacoma police have arrested one man and were searching for another suspected of breaking into an apartment late Tuesday.

Officers were called just after 10:15 p.m. for a burglary in progress in the 1300 block of Division Avenue, police reported. Officers headed to the scene spotted the suspect’s vehicle in the area of South Eighth and State streets.

When the officers stopped the vehicle, the passenger got out and ran. The driver was arrested.

Officers spotted what appeared to be stolen property from the apartment in the back of the suspect’s vehicle. They also discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen, police reported.

The driver was booked into Pierce County Jail early today on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen vehicle and unlawful drug possession.

Detectives will be looking at whether the man is connected to a series of burglaries in the Sector 1 and 2  in which the thieves use a vehicle to smash into garage doors and then slipping inside to steal valuables.

“It’s a different kind of burglary,” police spokesman Naveed Benjamin said of the apartment burglary from Tuesday night. “It’s too early to say.”

Leave a comment Comments → 9
  1. thewestside says:

    Good work TPD !!!!

  2. surveyor1 says:

    I hope these are the same low life pieces of garbage that ruined my garage last week trying to break in with their car. I really wish they would have resisted giving the cops a reason to KILL them.

  3. rawdibob says:

    Why cannot some people just behave themselves? Why didn’t their mothers teach them to? (I intentionally did not include their fathers, in all likelihood they have no idea who their fathers are.)

  4. fivecardstud says:

    If ever anybody wanted to go to jail it was these guys. The problem is that burglary and auto theft charges is not enough to get them in prison unless they have a lot of prior cries.

  5. surveyor1 says:

    Great. So now the story has been updated to indicate that these aren’t the clowns who have been pushing in garage doors all over the north end. That just means that they will continue to do so until such time as someone catches them in the act. I still hold to my earlier sentiment that I truly hope these guys are shot while in the commission of a crime.

  6. Laws need to change around here. If a robber breaks into your house, you should be allowed to shoot him/her on the spot! Unarmed or not, breaking into my home destroys the thing that makes me feel the most secure. It’s ridiculous to expect a home owner to wait and see if the person is armed or unarmed!

  7. If someone breaks into my home, I won’t wait for the police, they will be shot

  8. BirdyMcKee says:

    It’s about time that the police actually solved a crime.

  9. yesthatdavid says:

    The charge “attempted murder” would be appropriate for Tuesday night’s break-in – they left natural gas escaping into the apt bldg where I live after stealing a dryer from the laundry room for the quarters.

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