OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash-- A suspected burglar’s ankle monitor led to his arrest Tuesday in Okanogan.
Sheriff’s deputies said they received a call around 9:00 a.m. that the Fraternal Order of the Eagles building on North 2nd Avenue had been broken into overnight.
Deputies arrived and found the suspects had pried open the back door with what appeared to be a crow bar. The suspects cut the phone line and extensively damaged a door trying to get into another room but were unsuccessful according to authorities.
Deputies said the thieves stole approximately $2000 from a small safe, but were not able to get cash out of a second safe and ATM machine.
Police identified 22-year-old Kyle A. Snyder as a person of interest after watching the surveillance footage that showed him and another suspect breaking in, leaving, and re-entering the building several times. Snyder was previously arrested for breaking into the Eagles building in 2012.
Deputies learned Snyder was recently released from prison and ordered to wear an ankle monitor. When deputies pulled the monitor history, it showed Snyder was at the Eagles during a time period that matched the surveillance footage.
Snyder was arrested and booked into Okanogan County Jail on 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Theft, and 1st Degree Malicious Mischief.
Deputies said the ankle monitor also led them to a motel where they discovered the vehicle used in the burglary. At the motel, deputies interviewed and arrested 19-year-old Alyssa A. Descoteaux of Omak. She was held on charges for Possession of Methamphetamine, but was not charged with burglary at the time.