Carquest Bandit Caught

PRESS RELEASE; FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE–Burglary at Carquest:

For more information contact:
Goldendale Police Department
509-773-3780

Press Release by; Chief Bartkowski

Goldendale, Washington  February 12, 2020 – On 2-11-2020 at about 4:30am, Goldendale Police Sergeant Mike Smith responded to a burglary that occurred at the Carquest auto parts store in Goldendale.

Police found a front glass door window that had been shot out with a .22 rifle. Surveillance footage showed an adult male come into the business and take two CB radios and then run out.

Goldendale Police assigned two officers to work the case.

On 02-12-2020 at about 1:55am, Officer Dyment of the Goldendale Police was doing patrol and saw a man, Jacob Miland, walking in the 300 block of South Klickitat Street pushing a motorcycle. Attached to the motorcycle was a black .22 rifle and a black mask. Both items matched the mask and gun used at the burglary of Carquest the day before. Miland took off running and a foot pursuit started. Goldendale Police and the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the foot pursuit. Miland was chased to a residence located at 329 West Burgen Street which is Miland’s residence. Goldendale Police were able to search the residence and found Miland hiding behind a shower enclosure.

Found on Miland was a ring and necklace that had the same appearance as the one seen in the Carquest surveillance camera footage.

Goldendale Police applied for a search warrant of Miland’s residence and found both of the stolen CB radios from Carquest. Also found was a jacket and pajama bottoms that appear to be worn during the Carquest burglary. Chief Bartkowski also stated that a stolen rifle was located at the residence.

Jacob Miland was booked into the Klickitat County Jail on an arrest warrant. Goldendale Police will be submitting additional charges on Miland for the Carquest Burglary, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, theft of a motorcycle, and resisting arrest.

At this time, no further information can be given due to the continuing active investigations. More information will be given out in additional press releases.