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Bainbridge police chief announces arrest of alleged serial burglar

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner said the man believed to be the serial burglar responsible for a string of residential burglaries on the island has been arrested.

Hamner made the announcement during Monday's city council meeting.

Jason Michael Lucas, 34, was taken into custody in Roanoke, Virginia.

"He was taken to a local jail and will be extradited in the near future," Hamner told the Review.

Bainbridge police said earlier that they think Lucas was responsible for 25 burglaries in Kitsap County, with 24 of those break-ins occurring on Bainbridge Island.

The string of burglaries on Bainbridge ran from March into April, and roughly two dozen homes were broken into during daytime hours.

Hamner said Monday he'd been told by the police department's detective that it was the largest burglary crime wave in the history of Bainbridge Island.

Earlier this month, Hamner said the U.S. Marshals Service in Seattle had been tapped to help with the search for the alleged burglar, and a nationwide extradition warrant was issued for his arrest.

 

 

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