Olympia Police arrested escaped Pierce County burglar Daniel Moore Tuesday at a warming shelter. He has been on the run since June 18 when he removed a windowpane from a second story window of the Maple Lane School in Grand Mound in Thurston County and climbed out. Moore was there for a competency evaluation. He has a history of burglarizing churches including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located on 25th Avenue East in the Midland-Waller area of Tacoma.
“Daniel Moore is an extreme burglar who knows how to use tools to get into windows. He likes to break into churches, steal items from the church and then go sell them on social media,” said Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. In fact, during a search of his vehicle, deputies say they found pieces of religious artwork, antique bibles and religious books and several checks that did not have his name on them. They also found several burglary tools including a glasscutter, a large suction cup used for removing glass, several prying tools, a drill, gloves, binoculars, and masks.
Moore was booked into the Thurston County jail on numerous charges including two counts of trafficking in stolen property first degree in Pierce County, attempting to elude in King County, residential burglary domestic violence and theft third degree domestic violence. He is being held without bail.