MOSES LAKE - A local criminal who’s had his fair share of encounters with law enforcement was found hiding in a washing machine while running from Moses Lake police Sunday night.
That night, police say Tim Riggins threatened and robbed a woman, stealing her car. After several minutes, Riggins was pursued by police and began fleeing on foot in the Gateway Estates neighborhood. Riggins was dumping items as he ran.
Police say Riggins made it to an acquaintance’s house in the neighborhood and went inside. The residents in the home evacuated and officers made entry shortly after. Police eventually found Riggins hiding in a washing machine where he surrendered and was arrested.
Officers retraced the path Riggins took as he fled and found some stolen items and homemade explosives. Three explosive devices were found with nails attached to the outside of the explosive charge. A bomb squad was called in to collect the devices. Riggins has an extensive criminal history.
Riggins had been arrested two days prior when he was injured after breaking a back window of a getaway vehicle and jumped from the moving rig. Authorities say Riggins had been involved in a burglary with Kevin Beamish who was also arrested.
Riggins is the same suspect who was bit twice on body cam by K9 Rex several weeks ago.