Sequim man faces charges today in residential burglary; search for second suspect continues

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — A Sequim man who turned himself in when he learned authorities were looking for him in connection with a burglary is expected to be charged today in Clallam County Superior Court.

Jacob Henry Gloor, 20, is set to be charged at 3 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies continued Wednesday to seek Ryan M. Vanwinkle, a 25-year old man described as a transient by deputies and Gloor’s alleged accomplice in a Sequim-area home burglary.

Chief Criminal Deputy Ron Cameron said Wednesday he had heard nothing new in the search for Vanwinkle.

Gloor turned himself in to the Sequim Police Department on Monday after learning deputies were looking for him, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He was arrested and booked into the Clallam County jail for investigation of nine counts of trafficking in stolen property, two counts of second-degree theft from a building and two counts of third-degree malicious mischief, as well as one count each of residential burglary, third-degree trafficking in stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle and second-degree vehicle prowl.

Gloor was released from custody on his own recognizance Tuesday.

Gloor and Vanwinkle are suspected in the burglary of a home along Gold Dust Lane northwest of Sequim in which at least $10,000 worth of property — including silverware, jewelry, gold nuggets, DVDs and a car — was reported stolen Jan. 22 when the homeowners returned from vacation.

Deputies later found the car in a parking lot near Railroad Bridge Park.

The homeowners told deputies they knew Gloor and had told him they planned to be on vacation.

The investigating deputy later found that Gloor had sold several jewelry items and pieces of silverware between Jan. 28 and 29 to three Port Angeles pawn shops, according to a report filed in court.

The deputy confirmed with the homeowners that the items were those missing from the house.

On Jan. 31, the deputy searched Gloor’s home after getting a search warrant and found more of the items reported stolen.

After Gloor turned himself in, he told deputies he had broken into the home with Vanwinkle on Jan. 17, stolen the items and sold some to buy heroin, the Sheriff’s Office report said.

Gloor said he and Vanwinkle had buried the rest in the middle of the forest of Robin Hill Park, the report said, and led deputies there, where they found the remaining items.

Deputies suspect Vanwinkle and Gloor in other burglaries in the Port Angeles and Sequim areas that remain under investigation.

Vanwinkle stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 145 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes, said Detective Sgt. John Keegan with the Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information on Vanwinkle’s whereabouts is urged to dial 9-1-1 or the Sheriff’s Office dispatch line at 360-417-2459.

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Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula
dailynews.com.

Last modified: February 05. 2014 6:42PM
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