Grayland Man Arrested for Throwing Rocks at Neighbors House, Breaking in

On November 27th at about 3:26 am, the Pacific County Communications Center received a report of residential burglary with property damage located in the 3700 block of Tamarack Street. The home owner advised that she had heard something striking the side of her residence, repeatedly. The owner of the residence went to look out the glass door and noticed a man whom she recognized as her neighbor, throwing rocks against her residence.

The owner advised the man to stop what he was doing. The man was apparently throwing rocks at the residence because his girlfriend was inside. The owner explained that if the man wanted to speak with his girlfriend, he needed to stop throwing rocks.

As deputies responded to the residence, the man threw a large piece of asphalt through the sliding glass door. The man then pulled the frame of the door out and entered the residence, obviously without permission and confronted the occupants. While inside of the residence, the man broke a large television. The man also broke out two more windows as the occupants fled the residence while calling 911.

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The occupants of the residence identified the suspect as Thomas W. Burchard, age 48 of Grayland. Deputies responded to the scene and the suspect had fled. Deputies contacted Burchard at his last known address. Burchard was placed under arrest for Residential Burglary and Malicious Mischief in the second degree and transported to the Pacific County Jail. He is being held on $50,000.00 bail.