Man armed with meat cleaver arrested in antique store burglary

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A man armed with a meat cleaver is in custody after police say he broke into a downtown Port Angeles shop and stole jewelry.

Port Angeles police said they received reports about 2:40 a.m. Sunday that a man was inside an antique shop and glass was broken in the doorway.

As police made their way to the scene, the man reportedly was fleeing to the alley.

An officer and his K-9 found the man, later identified as Timothy Rohn, 53, in the alley, and he pulled out a meat cleaver and held it above his head in a “threatening manner,” police said.

Officials said the Rohn ignored police commands to drop the weapon, so an officer used a stun gun in an attempt to subdue him; however, it was not effective.

Rohn eventually dropped the cleaver and was arrested, police said.

Police said officers found multiple items of jewelry on Rohn and shattered glass from the shop’s door.

Surveillance video shows Rohn using the meat cleaver to shatter the glass on the door, officials said.

Police said Rohn had a Department of Corrections warrant for his arrest for escape from community custody with a violent offender caution.

Rohn was booked into the Clallam County Jail for first-degree burglary, Second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and first-degree theft.