03/25/2010: "A Year In Jail For 8 Burglaries"
San Juan Island residents Jeffrey Glenn Pinick and Shawna Ann Mustain will be new residents in jail for the next 12 months or so, after they plead guilty to being responsible for a multiple burglaries on San Juan Island.
The couple were arrested in January, and charged with multiple counts of residential burglary. The class B felonies were punishable by up to ten years and $20,000.00 fines, however they will serve 12 months in jail and pay only a modest fine and court costs.
Between September to December they committed burglaries in San Juan County, in at least eight locations, and returned to some of the homes for a second grab of items.
Pinick and Mustain became suspects in December when a confidential informant provided information that led the Sheriff’s department to investigate, and found items reported stolen had been pawned in Mt Vernon, and that other stolen items were being stored on San Juan Island.
After receiving a search warrant, the Mustain residence at Hidden Meadows was entered and a number of stolen items were discovered. Over 40 items from just one home were recovered, and a number of items from other homes.
As a result of the evidence, and based on other information, Deputy Asher and Korth made an arrest after Pinck and Mustain were seen coming off of a ferry in January.