Neighborhood break-ins prompt emergency crime meeting

by: Nick McGurk Updated:

Police have already arrested two suspects in one of the break-ins.
GRANITE FALLS, Wash. —

Break-ins and vehicle prowls in a Granite Falls neighborhood are upsetting residents, and an emergency meeting with police has been scheduled to address the issue.

Two people have already been arrested over the weekend on investigation of identity theft and stolen property.

"I went from feeling safe in my neighborhood to carrying a gun,” said Mike Ashworth, who early last week had $900 in rent money stolen from his Honda overnight.

Also stolen were identification cards and credit cards.

"They stole from my family. That's what gets me more than anything. Personally, I kind of hope they rot in hell at this point,” said Ashworth.

Ashworth is one of many residents who spoke with KIRO 7 Sunday evening about how they’d had their vehicles broken into in the last few weeks.

When we asked police about the crime, we were told they've arrested two people for one particular break-in.

Dean Bolyard was arrested on investigation of identity theft, possession of stolen property, and trafficking in stolen property.

Police confirm 21-year-old Jeremy Brown was also arrested this weekend on the same incident.

Brown was arrested on investigation of possessing stolen property and identity theft.

Police say he used a stolen credit card at a local convenience store.

A clerk told KIRO that Brown forged someone else's signature to buy $50 worth of cigarettes.

Police are urging community members not to leave valuables in their vehicles. They also encourage neighbors who see something suspicious to call police.