A 21-year-old man was captured on surveillance video when he entered an Oak Harbor dentist’s office on the evening of Oct. 24, according to court documents.
Prosecutors charged Alexander Gjerde-Litwiller in Island County Superior Court Oct. 29 with commercial burglary in the second degree.
An Oak Harbor police officer explained in a report that the dentist reported that video surveillance captured three people standing outside a crawlspace access at the Barrington Drive business. A man, later identified as Gjerde-Litwiller, is then seen entering the crawlspace, which led to a records storage area, the report states.
The officer went to the Spin Cafe, which is described in the report as “a local help house where transients congregate,” and found Gjerde-Litwiller, who was arrested.
That same day, Gjerde-Litwiller and three others were contacted by police while trespassing on private property. The officers recovered an envelope with payroll receipts from the dentist’s office from the group, the report states.
If convicted of the charge, Gjerde-Litwiller could face from one to three months in jail under the standard sentencing range.