Suspected burglary apprehended at park office near Sequim

A burglary was interrupted and suspect arrested in the early morning hours of May 5 at the Washington State Parks building at the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and Louella Road, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office officials said.

A male suspect, who initially gave a false name but was identified by his tattoos as 30-year-old Robert D. Bain, was booked into custody for Burglary 2nd Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Burglary Tools, Vehicle Prowl, Malicious Mischief, Theft 3rd Degree and Making False Statements to Law Enforcement.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to an anonymous report of an alarm sounding at a building, and the first deputy on scene saw a vehicle leave the are and a man running from the building. After he was detained, Bain denied entering the State Parks building but identified others involved with the burglary, the sheriff’s office said.

Bain was arrested and found to be in possession of illegal drugs. He was transported to Clallam County Jail, where he was booked into custody.

Investigation revealed the state parks building was entered by force, that power tools were stolen and a vehicle inside the structure had been unlawfully entered.

Items stolen from the building have an estimated value of less than $750.

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