Bellingham Police discovered a number of stolen pieces, together with a number of American flags awarded to a former U.S. Military soldier and two shotguns, in a stolen automotive that used to be excited about a single-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon.
“There seem to be dozens of sufferers on this case and it’s going to take days to spot they all and affiliate the valuables to the precise automobile prowls and/or burglaries,” Lt. Claudia Murphy advised The Bellingham Bring in in an e mail Friday morning, March 25.
Tyler Roy Jurich, 27, used to be booked into Whatcom County Prison March 24, on suspicion of ownership of a stolen automobile, illegal ownership of a firearm and first-degree ownership of stolen belongings.
Officials had been referred to as at roughly 4:48 p.m. Thursday to the 3600 block of James Boulevard north of Sundown Pond for the record of a single-vehicle collision, Murphy reported.
They arrived to discover a Volvo within the ditch and the motive force, later known as Jurich, operating from the scene, in step with Murphy.
Officials checked the auto and located it have been reported stolen Tuesday, March 23, from an rental advanced storage in Bellingham, Murphy reported. The automobile used to be totaled within the crash.
K9 Rudy and his handler had been referred to as and started a seek for Jurich, which led them via a wooded space sooner than Jurich used to be positioned and arrested with out incident, Murphy reported. Jurich asked scientific consideration because of being concerned within the automotive crash.
A witness on the scene known Jurich as the motive force of the crashed Volvo, in step with Murphy.
A seek of the Volvo published a “super quantity” of stolen belongings, together with the shotguns and the stolen army equipment, Murphy reported. The army equipment belonged to a former U.S. Military soldier, who just lately had his garage unit damaged into, and incorporated flags the soldier have been introduced from in a foreign country excursions, in step with Murphy.
Police had been ready to get well the flags and returned them to the previous soldier Thursday night time.
Bellingham Police crime scene investigators nonetheless are making an attempt to spot and go back different stolen pieces discovered within the Volvo to contemporary housebreaking and automotive break-in sufferers, in step with Murphy, however that may take a number of days.
Jurich additionally has been charged with ownership of a stolen automobile from previous this month, Murphy reported, as he used to be positioned March 5 within the 1000 block of North State Boulevard in a automobile that have been reported stolen 3 days previous. Jurich used to be with reference to to smoke narcotics on the time officials famous the stolen plates at the automotive he used to be in, in step with Murphy, and he admitted to stealing the auto.
Prison data display he used to be booked March 5 and launched two days in a while $10,000 bail. Whatcom County Awesome Court docket data display he’s scheduled to be arraigned Friday, March 25.
Court docket data additionally display Jurich has a prior conviction for first-degree robbery from an incident in 2007.