Man accused of possessing stolen vehicles, guns

An Oak Harbor man is facing charges for allegedly possessing stolen property.

An Oak Harbor man is facing charges for allegedly possessing stolen vehicles, stolen firearms and other stolen property, according to court records.

Oak Harbor police began investigating the case after the suspect, 25-year-old Sy D. Lambert, parked a stolen SUV and trailer in a fire lane at an apartment building and the manager notified police, according to a police report.

Prosecutors charged Lambert in Island County Superior Court Aug. 11 with two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, three counts of possession of a stolen firearm, three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property in the second degree and two counts of possession of another’s identification.

A judge in Island County Superior Court set Lambert’s bail at $50,000 on Aug. 10.

In July, a real estate agent reported a burglary at a home in the northeast area of Oak Harbor. The owner of the house had recently died. Many items were missing, including a utility trailer, a riding lawn mower, heaters, tools and photos of submarines.

In August, police discovered that a black Ford truck and guns were missing from a different Oak Harbor home whose owner was in long-term care in Spokane, the reports states.

Lambert is accused of driving around in the stolen Ford truck and the stolen Kia SUV, which was pulling the stolen trailer, the police report indicates.

On Aug. 9, police served a search warrant on an apartment where Lambert lived with his girlfriend, the report indicates. The police discovered a sawed-off shotgun, two rifles, a last will and testament of a burglary victim, a victim’s passport, a stolen ID and the vehicle title for the Ford pickup, the officer wrote.

The police report states that Lambert is associated with multiple residential burglaries and is a suspect in a commercial burglary.

If convicted of all the charges against him, Lambert could face as much as nine years in prison under the standard sentencing range.