DuPont police are looking for a 15-year-old white male wearing a red hat and red shirt with white stripes. According to DuPont Police Chief Ron Goodpaster, it is believed the suspect has a gun. The suspect is from the Longview-Kelso area and has a juvenile arrest warrant. DSHS is searching for the suspect along with DuPont, Steilacoom and Lakewood Police. If you see the suspect matching the description above, please dial 911.
According to Goodpaster, the suspect was first spotted in the 1700 block of Palisade Boulevard inside someone’s garage. The suspect took off, heading north. He was then spotted near Bobs Hollow and Palisade and again near Tolmie. Chloe Clark Elementary, Pioneer Middle School and the DuPont Mini Skool were put into lock down for a time during the afternoon. Officers were patrolling the streets near the schools and near bus stops as students in the Steilacoom Historical School District were let out.
“We have no idea why this individual is in the area,” said Goodpaster.
Again, if you see the suspect please call 911.
UPDATE as of 8:05 p.m. Friday Nov. 16, 2012
Chief Goodpaster has confirmed that the suspect is no longer in DuPont. The 15 year old called a relative from a pay phone at Nisqually Exit 114, and Thurston County Sheriff are now handling the case. Goodpaster said that since the suspect did not commit any crimes in DuPont, they are not responding to Nisqually.