2 of 3 burglary suspects nabbed at Cascade Mall
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
December 14, 2011 · Updated 2:17 PM
Two people suspected of being involved in a string of burglaries on North Whidbey were arrested Thursday at the Cascade Mall parking lot, according to Oak Harbor Police.
Lt. Tim Sterkel said investigators received numerous tips last week after asking for the public’s help in locating three suspects.
Thursday afternoon, the police received a tip that two of the suspects, 28-year-old Daniel Foroe and 30-year-old Crystal Quistorf, were at the Cascade Mall in Burlington. The police alerted the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office; deputies located them in the parking lot.
Sterkel said Quistorf was arrested without incident, but Foroe ran off. A police dog found him hiding in some brush and bit the suspect before officers arrested him.
Both Quistorf and Foroe had property on them that had been stolen from the mall, Sterkel said. In addition, Quistorf was carrying two checks that had allegedly been stolen from North Whidbey, according to the police.
Quistorf and Foroe and being held in Skagit County on $50,000 bail.
Oak Harbor Police recently searched an Oak Harbor home and two cars that were associated with the two suspects and recovered property from recent burglaries that occurred in the city and county. The police developed probable cause to arrest them on suspicion of possession of stolen property and felon in possession of a firearm.
A third suspect is still at large. Detectives with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are looking for 25-year-old Justin Arnold of Oak Harbor. They have probable cause to arrest Arnold on suspicion of possessing stolen property and trafficking in stolen property. He is also wanted on four warrants totaling $52,000 out of district court.
Detective Ed Wallace with the sheriff’s office pointed out that Arnold was active on his Facebook page.
“To any rats that read my page, gimme till after Xmas and ima turn myself in. Till then I’m kicking back in the batcave ... White Power!” Arnold apparently wrote.
Contact Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Jessie Stensland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.675.6611 ext. 5056.