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.

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