On May 18, the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department was notified of a male subject allegedly entering cars parked at the Big River Diner in Bingen. A caller inside the restaurant was reporting that the male subject was breaking out windows and entering several parked vehicles.
A police officer was immediately dispatched to the scene to investigate, and was backed up by a patrol deputy with the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office.
Upon arrival, officers located and detained the suspect, who was identified as Jeremy C.J. Pearson, 32, of Beaverton, Ore.
Upon investigation, it was discovered the man had allegedly broken into several vehicles to steal property. Officers requested a search warrant of the suspect's vehicle, and upon executing the warrant, all the stolen property was recovered.
Pearson was reportedly found with a center hole punch in his possession, a tool he was allegedly using to break vehicle windows and gain entry.
Pearson was arrested on eight charges and booked into the Klickitat County Jail.
"The Bingen-White Salmon Police Department would like to remind the public to not leave valuables in your vehicle, especially in plain sight," said Tony Domish, public safety director/law enforcement consultant for the city of White Salmon.