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Arrests made following burglary on Monte Brady Rd

April 9, 2014

Arrests were made this week following a burglary/robbery on the Monte Brady Road after detectives with the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Task Force followed up on leads and information from informants since the crime occurred.

Yesterday at approximately 3:30 pm, investigators went to a home in the Hidden Valley Mobil Home Park and arrested a 30 year old man and his 23 year old pregnant girlfriend.

Investigators learned that the 30 year old had borrowed a pickup from a friend on Thursday, April 3rd. He drove around the East County with his girlfriend, and a 23 year old Montesano man (first described as a woman), looking for homes to burglarize. The suspects went to the home thinking that nobody was home. The 30 year old was then confronted by the home owner, who was armed with a .40 caliber pistol. The suspect pleaded with the home owner not to shoot him and then convinced him to come outside and see that he had a pregnant girlfriend.

The home owner then attempted to call 911 on his cell phone and the 30 year old attacked the man and wrestled the gun from him. During the altercation, the gun was fired twice, however nobody was injured. The suspect then took the firearm from the home owner and fled the scene.

The suspects immediately drove to the logging roads off of Camp Creek Road and dumped the pickup. They called the owner and had him pick them up. The owner decided to report his vehicle stolen in an effort to throw off the investigation.

At approximately 5:30 pm, investigators arrested the owner of the 1989 Mazda pickup that had allegedly been stolen and used in the crime after finding out that he was aiding the crime.

Last night, Investigators recovered the firearm that had been taken from the homeowner buried in the back yard in Hidden Valley Mobil Home park.

While the victim of the Burglary/Robbery thought the 3rd passenger may have been a female, this person was actually the 23 year old Montesano man. This same person was also involved with the numerous East Montesano and Brady burglaries from a month ago.

At approximately 7:00 pm, the 23 year old was also arrested for being involved.

At this point, the 30 and 23 year old Montesano men have been charged with 1st degree burglary and 1st degree robbery. The owner of the Mazda pickup was booked for rendering criminal assistance for those two crimes. The pregnant female was released pending further investigation.

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