OCEAN SHORES, Wash. - The Ocean Shores Police have determined that three teens visiting Ocean Shores were responsible for the recent burglary of the Martin Bruni Liquor Store on August 5th.
Deputy Chief Russ Fitts tells us at 3:17AM that day, officers were advised of a burglar alarm sounding at the Martin Bruni Liquor Store located at 172 West Chance ala Mer NW. Responding officers found that a large window had been broken out by a rock and it appeared that items were taken from the store. The storeowners responded and determined that vodka and other liquor was missing. The owners and Sgt. McManus viewed the store’s video surveillance footage and observed three male subjects, possibly juveniles, taking bottles of liquor and exiting the store.
At 6:45PM Ocean Shores officers received a telephone call from the Quinault Nation Police Department. The officers were advised that QNPD officers had stopped a vehicle on the reservation that they believed was involved with juveniles furnishing alcohol in the area.
Their initial investigation led them to believe that these subjects may have stolen the alcohol from Ocean Shores.
Sgt. McManus went to Taholah to interview the juveniles. McManus recognized one of the subjects as being on the surveillance video that he had viewed earlier. The three suspects from the burglary were identified through interviews. One suspect confessed to the burglary. Some of the stolen alcohol was recovered from the suspects.
Due to the age of the suspects, 14 to 17, the report will be sent to the Grays Harbor County Juvenile Prosecutor for possible charges. The juveniles were released to their relatives.