Bremerton elementary school goes into lockdown after reports of burglary suspect nearby

47-year-old Roger Murdock has an outstanding warrant for second-degree burglary

Crownhill Elementary in Bremerton went into a modified lockdown Tuesday afternoon following reports of a burglary suspect seen at a nearby neighborhood residence, according to Bremerton Police Detective Keith Sargent.

“During modified lockdown, doors are locked, students are kept inside, and outside activities are canceled, but students are free to go about normal activity in the building,” Crownhill Elementary wrote in a Facebook post at 1:15 p.m. “Student safety is a priority, and we are committed to providing a safe environment for all students.”

As of 2:45 p.m., Crownhill Elementary advised on their Facebook page that the lockdown had been lifted.

Bremerton Police Officers initially responded to the scene and began checking the area for 47-year-old Roger Murdock, who has an outstanding warrant for second-degree burglary with a bail of $100,000, Sargent said. The suspect is still at large as of this time.

After he was seen in the driveway of a residence, a BPD patrol officer attempted to make contact with Murdock before he fled on foot, according to Sargent. Eventually, KCSO units were called in for K-9 tracking, but those attempts were unsuccessful.

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