Tacoma man accused of breaking into Olympia adult store, stealing sex toys

Staff writerMarch 12, 2014 

Lacey and Olympia police arrested a 31-year-old Tacoma man on suspicion of breaking into Lovers package store in the 3900 block of Martin Way E. in Olympia early Sunday morning and stealing sex toys.

After responding to an burglary alarm at the store about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, a Lacey police officer apprehended David Powell near the PetSmart on Sleater-Kinney Road in Lacey, in possession of 15 sex toys he admitted to stealing from Lovers, court papers state.

Powell bailed out of the Thurston County Jail Monday afternoon, after a judge found probable cause to order him held on suspicion of second-degree burglary. Powell's bail amount was $2,500.

Olympia police who responded to the burglary alarm found that the front door window at Lovers had been smashed out, leaving pile of glass shards both inside and outside of the building.

It appeared that someone had recklessly rummaged though the display items. "Items which appeared to be missing from the shelves and also rummaged through, were sex toys of various brands," court papers state.

Officers found a large rock inside the building, which had glass dust on it, according to court papers.

Powell had prior arrests for marijuana possession and third-degree theft. As a condition of Powell's release from jail, he must stay away from any Lovers stores and its employees.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445; jpawloski@theolympian.com

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