Walla Walla police arrest prowler stealing from cars

Walla Walla Police

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — In the early morning hours on Wednesday, local authorities were sent to stop a car prowler who later admitted to stealing from numerous vehicles in the surrounding area.

According to a press release issued by Sgt. Gunner Fulmer of the Walla Walla Police Department (WWPD), officers were dispatched to the 700 block of E Alder St near Pioneer Park at about 1:58 am. They were sent to stop a vehicle prowl in progress. The initial 911 call was placed by someone reporting that a man was peering into their vehicle with a flashlight.

Authorities say that the suspect ran off shortly before police officers were able to arrive on the scene. However, that wouldn’t stop their efforts in finding the suspect.

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Shortly after, WWPD officers located and detained a suspect who was identified as 22-year-old Cody Ogden. He was stopped by the intersection of Washington St and Division St near the edge of the park.

Once the suspect was taken into custody, officers discovered that he was in possession of a stolen ID, presumably taken from another vehicle. WWPD officials say that Ogden admitted to prowling several vehicles in the surrounding area during the course of the night.

Walla Walla police searched the area for other victims of the vehicle prowls, but were unable to locate any other victims. If you feel that you were a victim of a vehicle prowl, you can reach out to the WWPD via the non-emergency number at 509-527-1960.

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