A tip from a concerned Hoquiam citizen led to the arrest of a vehicle prowl suspect early Wednesday morning.
Hoquiam police went to a reported vehicle prowl at the 2600 block of Cherry Street Tuesday evening and found a 17-year old Aberdeen High School student who said his school backpack containing several items, including a school issued Microsoft tablet had been stolen from his brother’s unlocked car.
The student had received a call from a citizen who found his notebook near a bus stop in the 2500 block of Sumner Avenue. Officers met with the citizen and recovered the notebook, then found more of the student’s items at the bus stop. When they were returned to the 17-year old, he showed them his brother’s backpack which was a match to his missing one.
Shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday an officer spotted a subject carrying a backpack that matched the description in the 1700 block of Sumner Avenue. The subject allowed the officer to look in the backpack where the tablet computer marked “Aberdeen High School” was found. Upon being advised of his rights, the suspect admitted to taking the backpack from an unlocked vehicle. The 25-year old Raymond transient was arrested for Vehicle Prowl Second Degree and booked into the Hoquiam City Jail.