Commercial burglaries result in charges
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
January 30, 2009 · 3:18 PM
A 22-year-old Oak Harbor man could be in a whole heap of trouble as he faces charges in three separate felony cases involving alleged safecracking, burglary and assault, according to court documents.
On Jan. 12, prosecutors charged Tyson Eubanks in Island County Superior Court in two burglary cases. In one, he was charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree theft and first-degree malicious mischief.
Eubanks is accused of breaking into Greenhouse Florist and Nursery in Oak Harbor during the night of July 7, 2008, according to a report by Oak Harbor Police Detective Mike Bailey. Eubanks used a coat hanger to pull about $3,000 in cash from a safe, the report states.
In the other burglary case, prosecutors charged Eubanks with second-degree burglary for a Oct. 28, 2008, break-in of Ace Hardware in Oak Harbor.
Detective Ron Hofkamp wrote in his report that officers responded to an intrusion alarm and found Eubanks inside. The wires to a security camera had been cut.
Prosecutors also charged Eubanks Dec. 22 with two counts of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon. In that case, he’s accused of pointing a handgun at a couple of men during a dispute on North Whidbey Dec. 19.Contact Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Jessie Stensland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.675.6611 ext. 5056.