Suspect found hiding in trash can after breaking into elementary school

A Thurston County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit was dispatched to Grand Mound Elementary School in south Thurston County after a burglar alarm went off early Friday morning.

According to a Facebook post by Sheriff Derek Sanders, deputies found a smashed window upon arrival.

A female suspect was found hiding in a trashcan on school property after the K9 tracked her location. She was booked into jail on suspicion of burglary.

The incident took place before 2 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.