No clean get-away for attempted car wash break-in suspect.

June 6, 2016

By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

SHELBY — A Rothbury man was arrested by the Shelby Police Department early Monday morning, June 6, after allegedly attempting to break into a car-wash business on State Street and then fleeing from the officer on foot.

Shelby Police Chief Terry TenBrink said the suspect used a pry bar and hammer to pry open the door to the building and also damaged a coin machine. Officer Josh Karafa was on patrol and caught the suspect in the act at approximately 3 a.m., TenBrink said. The suspect took off running when Karafa approached, but was apprehended a short distance down the road.

The suspect was lodged in the Oceana County Jail. Police are not releasing his name pending arraignment, and his age was not immediately available.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

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