Suspects arrested after repeated burglaries at Lacey businesses

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LACEY, Wash. — Several burglary suspects have been arrested after six reported burglaries in the area of Pacific Avenue Southeast and Lacey Boulevard Southeast since Feb.15, Lacey police said.

On Feb. 22, officers were called to the 4600 block of Pacific Avenue Southeast for a report of broken windows at a restaurant, police said.

Law enforcement said they viewed surveillance video and recognized the suspect they had contacted earlier in the evening. The person was seen and heard on video trying to open doors and breaking glass.

Charges of malicious mischief were referred to the prosecutor’s office.

The next day, police said they were called to the 1600 block of College Street Southeast.

A person reported seeing a man break a window at a convenience store and provided officers with a description of the man.

The suspect was found nearby and arrested for vandalism.

Police said they arrested a 26-year-old man after an officer recognized the man on surveillance video from two previous business burglaries.

After the man was questioned, he admitted to committing the burglaries, police said.

The suspect was booked into the Thurston County Jail.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call the Lacey Police Department at 360-459-4333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).