Suspect wanted for likely dozens of burglaries in several WA counties arrested in Oregon
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - A suspect wanted out of Kitsap County for several burglaries in multiple counties was arrested in Oregon on a $1 million warrant.
Over the past few months, law enforcement agencies from Pierce, Kitsap and Mason Counties have been trying to capture 36-year-old Gary Moyer. Officials say he has evaded capture several times and fled from police multiple times-- often in stolen vehicles, according to the Gig Harbor Police Department.
Moyer had warrants for his arrest for first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, first-degree burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Those charges stem from an attempted theft of an ATM at a Chase Bank branch on SE Mile Hill Drive in South Kitsap County on Dec.12, 2022. He is also charged with theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree theft and possession of a stolen vehicle for stealing an Amazon delivery van on Salmonberry Road in Port Orchard on Nov. 21, 2022.
He was released after posting $500,000 bail.
On Feb. 22, Moyer was located in Eugene, Oregon and was arrested by Eugene Police SWAT team after fleeing into a nearby home.
Additionally, Kitsap County prosecutors have charged him with nine more felony counts after a string of crimes on Oct. 11, 2022 Those charges include second-degree burglary, first-degree theft and theft of a motor vehicle. Deputies say he forced open the front door of Kitsap Tractor and stole two display racks of STIHL equipment including trimmers and chainsaws.
Police say he is responsible for at least nine commercial burglaries in just Gig Harbor alone.
He was also charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft from an incident at Ace Hardware on Oct. 18, 2022. Deputies say he stole $4,000 worth of merchandise and caused $10,000 in damage to the building.
Moyer was also charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft on Nov. 4, 2022. Deputies say he pried open the back door of an AT&T Wireless store, broke into an office and stole more than $5,000 worth of merchandise.
He is accused of ramming a stolen Kia into a Bremerton HWY 420 cannabis shop on Nov. 15, 2022 and stealing an unknown amount of marijuana product. The Kia had been stolen earlier that morning from Carhop.
According to Gig Harbor Police, the number of burglaries Moyer is responsible for within Pierce, Kitap and Mason Counties could reach into the dozens.
Moyer will be extradited to Pierce County.