Sequim homeowners detain burglary suspect at gunpoint

A 38-year-old Port Angeles man was in custody after homeowners detained the suspect who was allegedly trying to steal items from the owners’ Sequim property.

Shane Lowe was arrested for burglary second degree and attempted theft second degree and was booked into the Clallam County Corrections Facility on Jan. 29 following the incident.

At about 5 p.m. that day, Clallam County deputies responded to a property on US Highway 101 near Sherburne Road in Sequim for an alarm. While responding to the alarm, dispatch told deputies homeowners had arrived at the property and had a suspect, later identified as Lowe, at gunpoint.

Homeowners told deputies there was an alarm on Jan. 28, when they found a window to one of their shops broken. The following day, they responded to a second alarm and found Lowe on the property next to one of the shops standing next to a pull cart.

Lowe saw the homeowners and ran toward his vehicle that was parked down the highway a short distance away, according to a Clallam County Sheriff’s Office report. One of the homeowners, armed with a pistol, fired his weapon into the ground and told Lowe to stop. The homeowners were able to detain him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

The deputies found in the cart Lowe was standing next to items that were stolen from two different shops on the homeowners’ property. The cart had been pulled down a trail through the grass from the shops towards where Lowe’s vehicle was parked, the sheriff’s office said.

Value of items stolen was estimated at about $3,500.

More in News

Fundraiser to help bring monument to Forks VFW

Village Concepts of Port Angeles/Park View Villas, hosts a pancake breakfast fundraiser… Continue reading

Public comment extended for Olympic Hot Springs Road environmental assessment

The public comment period for the preliminary alternatives for the upcoming Olympic… Continue reading

A chimney fire started late Tuesday afternoon on the 1800 block of West Washington Street in a log home. Fire officials with Clallam County Fire District 3 say the fire started on accident near the roof and chimney. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3
Fire District 3 stops chimney fire Tuesday night

Firefighters helped prevent a chimney fire from spreading in a Sequim log… Continue reading

Senate passes bill to remove the death penalty

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Senate passed a bill… Continue reading

CORRECTED: Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

Bill would establish a 7-knot speed limit for vessels a half-mile from southern resident orcas.

Sequim Public Works begins limited work on clearing sidewalks

The City of Sequim Public Works crew will begin to clear sidewalks… Continue reading

House members propose task force on missing and murdered indigenous women

A recent study reports Seattle is the city with most cases of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Lawmakers seek to improve sexual health education in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would require… Continue reading

Most Read