Port Orchard man found hiding near burglarized site

A 42-year-old Port Orchard man was arrested for attempted burglary and other charges related to a break-in to steel copper wire from a phone company facility, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office reported.

The suspect was arrested at 75 NW Thompson Road in Poulsbo after deputies were called early Friday morning to CenturyLink offices after an off-site security guard spotted a man within facility's fences. The man appeared to be cutting copper wire from spools, the deputies reported.

Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found large trash bags and a pair of mini-pruners in the woods 100 feet south of the CenturyLink site. The suspect was found crouching in nearby brush by a sheriff's K-9 unit a short time later.

The man was charged with burglary, as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A records check also showed he had an outstanding Port Orchard Municipal Court warrant for driving with a suspended license.

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