CAPTURED: Burglary suspect Nicholas Thompson crashes through ceiling during escape from K-9 Dan.
CAPTURED — Accused home burglary suspect Nicholas Thompson made his first appearance in court today sporting a busted eye after Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him on Wednesday.
“We got multiple tips from many sources through Washington’s Most Wanted on where the suspect was. We went there with our K9 unit, K9 Dan and some other deputies. Sure enough, we had to put the dog up in the attic and we found him hiding in the insulation. As our K9 Dan was chasing him through the attic, he fell through the ceiling, crashed down the living room floor and fled out the front door where deputies were waiting. He tried to run, but he went head-on with our patrol cars and knocked himself down, It’s a good capture for our guys and we wouldn’t have been able to do it as quickly without the help from the viewers of Washington’s Most Wanted.” said Det. Ed Troyer.
Bail was set at $25,000. Nicholson is WMW Capture #1065.
WANTED IN PIERCE COUNTY —
Accused prolific crook, Nicholas Thompson, is charged with stealing a bunch of stuff from a home in October, including a kayak detectives say he put up for sale on the Internet.
Deputies working undercover setup a meeting to buy it from Thompson — who showed up in a stolen vehicle — and was arrested. Detectives say he also had heroin on him. During the investigation, Thompson told deputies a second suspect drove him to the area of Lake Tapps because it was a ‘rich neighborhood. He admitted to committing the burglary including stealing a Kayak, generator, tools and lawn mower. He claimed he had sold one of the items already.
“Our special operations-type teams do these type of things and we catch a lot of people, because they’re not very smart, especially this guy, he posted pictures of himself online, on stolen merchandise, on stolen motorcycles and then he goes and does a burglary and tries to sell the stuff online too,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer.
Thompson got out of jail and now he has a bench warrant for his arrest after not showing up to court for:
- Residential Burglary
- Trafficking in Stolen Property in the 1st degree
- Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Taking a Motor Vehicle Without Permission in the 2nd degree
“He knows we’re looking for him and we caught him dead to rights, so we’re putting his picture out there, because we need help getting him caught, because people like this will continue to do this and continue to steal from people and there will be many other victims until we get him off the street,” said Det. Troyer.
He’s 27 years old, 6’1” and weighs 175 pounds.
If you know where he’s hiding, use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). It’s anonymous and you’ll get a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip helps lead to his arrest.