Between October 18thand November 20th a series of more than a dozen burglaries and attempted burglaries occurred to businesses throughout Clallam County. The Sequim Police Department, Port Angeles Police Department and Clallam County Sheriff’s Office all investigated incidents.
Information about the burglaries was shared between agencies and investigators noticed several similarities in types of businesses, evidence collected from the scenes, and images of the suspects clothing from different businesses security cameras. Chiropractic and other medical offices were overwhelmingly targeted.
Paul A. Spoon (age 41) was identified as a suspect in the burglaries occurring in Clallam County.
Sequim Police Detectives shared this information with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office after similar burglaries occurred in both Jefferson and Kitsap Counties.
On December 2nd officers and deputies from law enforcement agencies in Kitsap County were actively patrolling for the burglary suspect. That evening Kitsap County Sheriff Deputies located an associated vehicle and found Spoon in the process of burglarizing a chiropractic office nearby, he was arrested at that time.
Spoon was booked into the Kitsap County Correctional Facility for several counts of Burglary 2nd Degree. Detectives from the Sequim Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office conducted an interview with Spoon while in custody. The interview with Spoon developed probable cause that he committed the burglaries in Clallam and Jefferson Counties.
Spoon was released on his own recognizance from Kitsap County superior court on December 3rd and was promptly booked back into Kitsap County jail for new charges related to additional crimes occurring in Kitsap County.
On December 4th, Sequim Police Detectives served a search warrant at Spoon’s Port Angeles residence and recovered property believed to have been stolen during the burglaries in Clallam County.
Spoon was again released on his own recognizance by Kitsap County Superior Court the afternoon of December 4th. Sequim Police Officers met Spoon at the Kitsap County jail and took him into custody for the burglaries he is suspected of committing in Sequim, Port Angeles, and Clallam County.
Spoon was transported to the Clallam County Correctional Facility where he was booked for:
- 10 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree
- 3 counts of Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree
- 2 counts of Theft 1st Degree
- 2 counts of Theft 2nd Degree
- 5 counts of Theft 3rd Degree
- 8 counts of Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree
There is still an extensive amount of additional investigation to be conducted and the likelihood that coconspirators will be arrested.