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Two charged in Coupeville bowling burglary

Whidbey News-Times Co-editor
November 28, 2012 · Updated 4:37 PM

Two Oak Harbor residents were charged in the Memorial Day burglary of Ebey Bowl in Coupeville.

Prosecutors charged 34-year-old Jason M. Bowen in Island County Superior Court Oct. 18 with burglary in the second degree and theft in the second degree. He pleaded not guilty Oct. 18. Jasmine Seaward, 23, was charged Oct. 19 with burglary in the second degree and theft in the second degree. Her bail was set at $10,000 Nov. 5.

The burglary at the bowling alley on Terry Road was reported on May 29 by a Coupeville man who has a key to the building.

A deputy arrived and found a back door had been forced open. Stolen items included beer, liquor, candy, a laptop computer and hundreds of dollars.

The two suspects were identified from security video, according to Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives identified Bowen as a suspect a few days after the burglary and sent out a press release asking the public for help locating him.

He was found shortly afterward in Snohomish County jail, where he was being held on suspicion of an attempted burglary in Lynnwood, according to the Sheriff’s Office. If convicted of the charges against him, Bowen could face more than five years in prison under the standard sentencing range. His criminal history increases the standard sentencing range


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