Homeless man jailed for breaking into own car
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
August 19, 2011 · Updated 3:26 PM
A homeless man who climbed a fence to get to the stolen drugs in his impounded car was recently sent to prison, court documents indicate.
Alexander Shane, 29, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court July 11 to burglary in the second degree and two counts of resident burglary.
Shane burglarized his parents’ home, stole medication, put it in the trunk of his car and then got pulled over for allegedly driving while under the influence, court documents indicate. His car was impounded at the Simmon’s Garage in Clinton.
Shane was homeless and had been sleeping in his car.
On the night of April 15, the owner of the garage saw Shane climb over the fence and break the rear window out of his own car. A deputy arrived and found Shane standing next to the car.
Later, Shane admitted to stealing medication from family members, the deputy’s report states.
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