OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The Ocean Shores Police Department recently completed an investigation into a series of burglaries that resulted in the identification of 10 juvenile and 1 adult suspect.
On November 23, 2012 at approximately 11PM, Ocean Shores Police received a call of a possible vehicle prowl occurring in the 200 block of South Razor Clam Dr. SW. A resident saw two subjects by his car in the driveway and confronted them nearby. Sgts. Brouillard and McManus responded. The two juveniles, both males aged 15 and 16 admitted to breaking into 3 unlocked cars and taking some jewelry. Both juveniles were arrested for vehicle prowl and one was arrested for being a minor under the influence of alcohol. During interviews the 16-year-old admitted to breaking into a house to take the alcohol. He was not exactly sure were the house was located.
On November 24, officers located a house that had been broken into located in the 300 block of Dorado Ave. SW. It appeared that alcohol had been consumed and taken from the residence. Officer Beebe re-contacted the 16-year-old suspect to see if he would show him which house he had taken the alcohol from. The suspect did not identify the Dorado house but did point out another house in the 100 block of South Razor Clam. It was determined that this house had been entered and that a party had been held with numerous beer cans and wine bottles scattered about ,along with food products.
Subsequent follow-up investigation by Officer Beebe and Sgt. Grossi led to the identification of 10 juvenile males and females aged 15-17 from Ocean Shores, Hoquiam and Neilton and an 18 year old Ocean Shores female as being involved. Several suspects admitted to breaking into three homes, two on Dorado and one on S. Razor Clam. They admitted to taking alcohol and food from one residence and partying in another. Police observed more than two dozen beer cans and 7 bottles of wine that had been consumed. Stolen property from one residence was found in another house and a cell phone taken from one house was recovered from a suspect. A television is still missing. The majority of the suspects have no criminal history and the reports have been submitted to the Grays Harbor Juvenile Prosecutor for charging. Ocean Shores Police are looking into some of these suspects as being involved in several other burglaries that have occurred in the general area over the past two months.