While out that evening, they contacted two suspicious persons in the area of Adams Street; it turns out they interrupted a burglary of a nearby shop. The next day when the burglary was discovered, they were able to turn the contact into an arrest for burglary / theft based on the information from the subject stop the night before. A related suspect was identified, interviewed and confessed to the burglary. He was booked at the county jail for the pending felony burglary and theft charges.
Apparently the officers on bike rolled right up on the subjects- they had no idea the officers were even coming.
Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Meyers said "We think this will be an effective program in Hoquiam and we are looking forward to making it available to more officers in the future. At this time, the officers on bike can only go out when patrol staffing allows, or on overtime for special details. We especially want to thank Terry at LaVouge's Bike Shop for giving the department such a great deal on bikes, service and gear! They are one of the best-kept business secrets in the Harbor. We are planning addition night bike patrols to target the rash of recent vehicle prowls and burglaries- especially on the Eastside."