Clallam deputies seek suspect in Lost Mountain burglary attempts

Clallam County deputies seek a suspect involved with two recently reported burglaries on Lost Mountain Road in Sequim.

According to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, between 4:50 p.m. and 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, an individual tried to burglarize two different homes in the Lost Mountain area — though both burglaries were interrupted by the homeowners and the suspect was not able to get away with any possessions.

The same person is suspected to have been involved in both burglaries and remains at large. The suspect has been described as a white male, about 5-10 to 6 feet tall, with brown hair, scruffy facial hair and was wearing a long-sleeved shirt, dark-colored pants and high top sneakers.

Both burglaries are under investigation and leads are being followed, sheriff’s office officials said.

At about 4:50 p.m. on Nov. 28, owners of a residence about four miles up Lost Mountain Road returned to their residence found an unknown male inside their locked residence. One of the homeowners confronted the suspect and attempted to apprehend him, but the suspect was able to get away, fleeing into a wooded area.

Clallam deputies and Sequim Police officers set up a perimeter in the area and a Sequim Police K-9 team was deployed, but the suspect was able to clear the area before being apprehended.

A few hours later, at just after 8 p.m., deputies responded to another home in the Lost Mountain area for a report of a prowler; the residence was within a mile of the previous burglary.

In the second incident, the homeowner was at home during the attempted burglary and confronted the suspect, telling him to leave the property. Deputies scoured the area using a thermal imager to check multiple neighboring properties and wooded areas. Deputies remained in the Lost Mountain area for most of the night patrolling, the sheriff’s office said.

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is reminding area residents to lock their homes, vehicles and outbuildings, and to report any suspicious activity.

Contact Sgt. Shaun Minks with information about either of these cases (2018-27359 and 2018-27377) at 360-417-2208 or 360-775-5543.

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