A burglary suspect was arrested after a neighbor spotted him coming out of a victim’s home in South Aberdeen Tuesday evening. Lieutenant C.J. Chastain with the Aberdeen Police Department said in a press release that the 53-year-old Hoquiam man was booked into the Hoquiam Jail just after 5 PM Tuesday afternoon following a reported burglary in progress in south Aberdeen. Officers from the Aberdeen and Cosmopolis Police responded to the report in the 400 block of South Clark St., when a neighbor saw a man they knew did not live at the home walking out of the residence.

The suspect was seen carrying tools as he walked away. Responding officers began setting up a perimeter and canvassing the area, locating a man who matched the description provided by the neighbor. Police K-9 Ronin checked the house, then tracked directly to the man being detained by officers.

The suspect was arrested on an outstanding DOC felony warrant and transferred to the Hoquiam Jail. Detectives are working with the homeowner, preparing a criminal investigation for residential burglary. Chastain added, “The Aberdeen Police Department appreciates the great working relationships we have with our area partner agencies.”