Owner of stolen camera in Hoquiam found thanks to Facebook

Owner of stolen camera in Hoquiam found thanks to Facebook

Credit: Hoquiam PD

Picture from a stolen camera recovered by Hoquiam police on August 6, 2013. It was shared on Facebook, which helped police locate the camera's owner.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 7 at 10:20 AM

The Hoquiam Police Department said they successfully located the rightful owner of a stolen camera thanks to news sites and Facebook.

They found the camera while arresting a 27-year-old Ocean Shores man for car prowling. A spokesman for the department said the suspect is a known as a prolific prowler.

When arrested, the suspect had a Pentax digital camera that had pictures of a family on vacation.

The suspect will be charged with an additional crime of possession of stolen property, police said.

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