ID theft victims of alleged burglar sought


Hoquiam Police are attempting to contact at least 14 victims of a woman who was arrested last week for a Cherry Street burglary and allegedly found to be using a number of false identities believed to be stolen along with a series of items.

The 43-year-old woman, whose true name was only discovered by matching her fingerprints, was arrested last Wednesday morning for residential burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle and identity theft, a police report said.

The woman had allegedly driven the stolen vehicle to a residence in the 2400 block of Cherry Street and then forced open and entered the door, taking yard tools from the enclosed yard after also forcing open a rear door, the report said.

When contacted by police, the woman gave a false name, and upon searching the vehicle, police allegedly found numerous identifications, bank account records, stolen mail and Washington EBT cards.

She also was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and malicious mischief after a search of her purse produced two methamphetamine smoking pipes, the police report said.

After she was taken to the Hoquiam jail, police said she then entered the jail restroom, climbed onto the sink and ripped a light fixture from the ceiling. She was then booked into the Grays Harbor County jail.