Boot print assists in Tokeland arrest

The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office told KXRO that, on November 9th, they received a report of a possible burglary at a home in Tokeland. The call said that the home appeared to have been “trashed”.

When a deputy arrived, he saw what appeared to be powder on the floor from a fire extinguisher and a “very distinct boot pattern in the powder”.

Several prints were taken from the home and multiple items were taken out of the home and left outside. The deputy said that it looked as if the suspect planned to return for them later.

On November 12th, the deputy received a tip from a neighbor that they saw a man they knew pushing a garbage can full of items down the street near the home a day before the burglary was reported.

On November 25th, the deputy contacted the 46 year old Tokeland man, who admitted taking items from the home and spraying the fire extinguisher on the floor.

The suspect was arrested for Residential Burglary and Malicious Mischief in the second degree.

When he was arrested, the Tokeland man was wearing boots that matched the impressions at the scene.

The suspect is being held in the Pacific County Jail for booking on $100,000.00 bail.

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