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Clallam SO looking for alleged burglars

March 7th, 2014 - 5:38pm

(Port Angeles) -- The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a pair of alleged burglars.

Authorities say 31-year-old Andrew Donald Luquette and 37-year-old Ronnie Lee Bayley are wanted for residential burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, and theft in the first degree.

Both are believed to be transient in the area of Sequim.

On Wednesday, deputies responded to two suspicious vehicles on Many Feathers Way, north of the City of Sequim.

The vehicles were described as a gray truck and a red Jeep Cherokee.

A short time later, deputies attempted to contact the gray truck which resulted in a pursuit and the arrest of the driver, Drew Balch.

Officials say a short time later the Sheriff’s Office received information that the red Jeep and its contents were stolen from an unreported burglary that was committed by Andrew Luquette, Ryan Luquette, and Ronnie Bayley.

A few hours later deputies discovered where the burglary had occurred. It had not been reported yet since the owners were out of town at the time.

On Thursday, after performing several interviews, deputies learned that Andrew Luquette was seen in a red Jeep at another residence and unloaded its contents into a storage shed.

Deputies applied for a search warrant and recovered several items that were reported stolen and identified by the victims.

On Friday, the stolen Jeep was discovered, stripped, on a logging road off Blue Mountain Road.

Shortly after the Jeep was recovered a previously interviewed citizen turned in a backpack that 34-year-old Ryan Joseph Luquette had left in their possession.

The backpack and its contents were also discovered to have been taken during the burglary.

Ryan Luquette was arrested about an hour later at a residence on Many Feathers Way on an outstanding warrant, possession of stolen property and residential burglary.

He was booked into the Clallam County Jail.

Authorities say all three suspects are known users of controlled substances, which is believed to be a motivating factor of the crime.

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