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Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office seeks public assistance in locating wanted man (Photo) - 02/24/24

Date: 2/24/24   Case Number : A24-3378

 

Wanted for Kidnapping 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Theft of a Motor Vehicle

                                                                                                                                                                                           

Cowlitz County:  Deputies are seeking help locating a suspect in a home invasion burglary in Longview which occurred at around 0830hrs on 2/23/24. The pictured suspect was burglarizing the residence and was interrupted by the homeowner. The homeowner was violently assaulted in their own home where the suspect subsequently stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene.

Deputies quickly arrived in the area and located the victim’s stolen vehicle abandoned at the top of Columbia Heights Road. A police canine track ensued through the woods which led deputies to the 4200 blk of Pacific Way.

 

It is believed the suspect then broke into a residence in the 3900 block of Pacific Way. Inside that residence, the suspect stole clothing. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking video from those in the West Beacon Hill neighborhood, 3600 blk of Columbia Heights to Lone Oak Road, the top of Lone Oak to Elk Ridge Drive, and anyone with game cameras in the woods from Elk Ridge Drive to the 4100 blk of Poplar Way. Those with cameras in the Pacific Way area from the 4200 block to the 3000 block are also encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

 

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office has assigned this case to the Detective Division and the Crime Reduction Team(CRT) is assisting. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting citizens be vigilant of their neighborhood surroundings and immediately report suspicious activities. Those with tips are encouraged to call Detective Jason Hammer with Sheriff’s Office at 360-577-3092 regarding case A24-3378

 

Callers are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 360-577-3092.  Callers who wish to remain anonymous can use the Sheriff’s Office Online Tip Report at: www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/sheriff

Riley McNeal, Sergeant

Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office

312 SW 1st Ave Kelso, Wa 98626

 

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