Man arrested after using sledgehammer to break into Lacey clinics

Lacey Police are looking for this man, accused of using a sledgehammer to break into at least two health clinics. 

Lacey Police identified and arrested a man who used a sledgehammer to break into at least two health clinics in the city on Monday. 

According to the Lacey Police Department (LPD), 27-year-old William Kazimierczuk was seen at around 2:13 a.m. using a sledgehammer to break the front windows at South Sound Behavioral Hospital to get access to the lobby. 

Dispatch was told that the suspect ran off toward the Fred Meyer, which is about a quarter of a mile away from the behavioral hospital. 

A police K-9 was called in to track him, but he was not located.

At that time, officers were advised that a similar incident recently occurred at a behavioral health facility in Marysville, though it's unclear when that happened or what facility it was. 

Just over three hours after the Lacey break-in, officers responded to reports of another break-in at a Providence Lacey clinic. No one was located at the scene, but the damage was consistent with that of the sledgehammer incident at South Sound Behavioral Hospital. 

According to the LPD, at around 9:16 p.m. on Monday, officers were able to identify and arrest Kazimierczuk from Lacey. He was booked in the Thurston County Jail on charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree malicious mischief and third-degree assault. Authorities say the assault charge was added during his arrest.

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