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Orcas Island man arrested as suspect in string of Eastsound burglaries

A string of burglaries in Eastsound during the last several months, may have been solved. A suspect, a 34-year-old Eastsound man, was arrested April 28, 2022.

Orcas Island deputies responding to a reported burglary at Deer Harbor Marina in the early morning hours of April 28, 2022 saw evidence believed to be from previous burglaries in plain sight in a vehicle. The deputies applied for a search warrant for the vehicle and the owner's residence.

Deputies served the search warrant at an Eastsound residence and arrested a an Orcas Island man for second-degree burglary. He was transported to the San Juan County Jail where he was booked pending an arraignment hearing.

According to San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs it is believed recovered evidence ties the suspect to burglaries dating back to December 2021.

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