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Greenbrae Man ID'd as Point Reyes Burglary Suspect

Deputy found broken window at pharmacy and called for backup support.

A 29-year-old Greenbrae man faces a felony burglary charge following an incident at a Point Reyes pharmacy Friday night, the Marin County Sheriff's Department said.

A deputy on patrol had been briefed that someone had tried to pry open the door of the West Marin Pharmacy on Fourth Street the previous night, so he checked the building during his shift, according to a release. At about 9:17 p.m., he found a broken window about 20 feet from the main entrance and peered inside. Upon hearing someone moving about, he called for additional units.

As the deputy watched from nearby, the shop's alarm system went off and the person inside came to the broken window as if he was going to leave. The deputy identified himself and ordered the man to stand still, but the man retreated into the store and refused to come out.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly after two additional sheriff's units arrived.

Patrick Keegan Walsh, who listed his occupation as a handyman, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. and booked into Marin County Jail. He faces a felony burglary charge and a misdemeanor possession of burglary tools charges. He was held on $15,000 bail.

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