— from Sheriff Ron Krebs —
On February 10, 2017 the Shinola Jewelry store in Eastsound was burglarized. On February 14, the Sheriff’s Office received information of the people in possession of the stolen jewelry. The Sheriff’s Office put out a video that was obtained from a neighboring business. The video turned out to be [of] an Orcas Island resident who walks his dog in Eastsound every morning. He was able to provide valuable information as to the vehicle that was driven during the commission of the burglary.
Given that information along with other information we were able to obtain, it was determined the suspects were located in a room at the Swinomish Casino in Anacortes. A search warrant was obtained and Deputies, along with the assistance of the Swinomish Police Department, detained several people at the casino. A search was served that resulted in the recovery of over 90% of the missing jewelry. Two people were arrested in connection with the investigation, which is ongoing.