Tips lead to arrest of Newcastle burglary suspect, accused partner in crime Drewe Rynning still wanted

March 4, 2018 — Newcastle Police are asking for the public’s help to find Drewe Rynning who is accused of burglarizing numerous storage units.  Oak Harbor Police arrested the second suspect Sunday night.   Danielle Phelps was located due to a Washington’s Most Wanted viewer tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.  Thanks to the hard work of Det. Christopher Leyba and patrol deputies, she is being held without bail in the King County jail for Burglary.

Both suspects are accused of using Rynning’s mom’s entry code to get into Newcastle Heated Storage on 132nd Place SE on Feb. 19th. “While they were in there, they spent several hours going through about nine or 10 different storage units and stole several items from each unit. At least a few thousand dollars’ worth of tools were stolen from one unit. Some heavy painting equipment and pressure washers, that sort of thing,” said Newcastle PD Chief Jason Houck.

Please call 911 if you spot him. If you know where to find him, submit an anonymous tip for the reward of up to $1,000 at www.P3Tips.com or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477.) You can also download the P3 Tips App to your phone for free and submit the information and any photos through the App.

 

UPDATE March 1, 2019 —
Thanks to multiple tips, police say they have now identified the burglary suspects accused of breaking into multiple storage units last week at Newcastle Heated Storage on 132nd Place SE as Danielle K Phelps and Drewe Rynning.

Turns out, Drewe’s mom has a storage unit there and she was not originally cooperative, but after police identified the suspects, she fessed-up and admitted it was her son and his girlfriend. Nobody knows where to find them though. They have taken down their FB pages.

Police say they are driving a light gray, or pewter-colored Hyundai with Washington state license plates BLY1528.

Please call 911 if you spot them.

If you know where to find them, submit an anonymous tip for the reward of up to $1,000 at www.P3Tips.com or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477.)

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FUGITIVES WANTED IN NEWCASTLE February 21, 2019 --
Newcastle Police are asking for the public's help to identify a couple who broke into Newcastle Heated Storage on 132nd Place SE on Tuesday.

"While they were in there, they spent several hours going through about nine or 10 different storage units and stole several items from each unit. At least a few thousand dollars' worth of tools were stolen from one unit. Some heavy painting equipment and pressure washers, that sort of thing," said Chief Jason Houck.

The suspects were driving a light gray or pewter colored Hyundai.

"We're not sure what year  but on the passenger side rear of the vehicle, there appears to be some pretty heavy damage on the back quarter panel that extends into the door," said Chief Houck.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 if you can identify either of the suspects.  Download the P3Tips App to your cell phone or submit the info online at www.P3Tips.com. You can also call 1-800-222-TIPS.

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