PASCO, Wash. — The Pasco Police Department posted to their Facebook page today, alerting the community to a burglary that was stopped shortly after midnight on Tuesday.
According to the post, Pasco police officers responded to a glass-break alarm at ColorTyme Rent-To-Own, a furniture/appliance store at 2403 W Court St, around 12:21 a.m. on Tuesday.
On his way to respond, Officer Jason Nuñez spotted an individual walking about two blocks away from ColorTyme. The man carried what was described as “an unboxed electronic deck of some kind.” This was one of the earliest hints that something was awry for the local authorities.
The post states that Officer Nuñez proceeded to ColorTyme. He allegedly noticed that the glass door at the main entrance was damaged, confirming his suspicion that the store had been robbed.
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At this point, Officer Nuñez and Officer Matt Decker proceeded back to the area where the suspect was first noticed. They made contact with 26-year-old William Scott Bagley and confirmed that he had been carrying a Dell laptop.
Simultaneously, other Pasco police officers arrived on the scene and scanned ColorTyme for additional information regarding the case. While searching for people — No one was inside the store at this point — officers realized that a Dell laptop was missing from a display case with an unplugged charging cord dangling.
It was then that Officer Aaron Crawford observed the make, model and serial number of the stolen laptop, which matched the laptop that Bagley roamed the sidewalks with.
Bagley was subsequently arrested and booked into Franklin County Jail on an investigative hold. It’s there that he’d await a charge of Burglary to the second degree.
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