By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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Jacob Henry Gloor, 20, and Ryan Michael Vanwinkle, 25, were charged Thursday in Clallam County Superior Court. Gloor turned himself in to authorities Monday, and Vanwinkle turned himself in Wednesday.
Deputies said the pair told them they sold stolen items to get money to buy heroin.
The pair is accused of a Jan. 17 burglary, discovered Jan. 22 after the homeowners returned from a vacation, at 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.
Deputies later found the car in a parking lot near Railroad Bridge Park.
Gloor is charged with three counts of second-degree trafficking in stolen property and one count each of residential burglary, second-degree theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree vehicular prowl and second-degree identity theft.
Vanwinkle is charged with three counts of second-degree trafficking in stolen property and one count each of residential burglary and second-degree vehicle prowl.
The vehicle prowl charges, and identity theft charge for Gloor, stem from the pair allegedly breaking into a van and SUV in the Deer Park Cinema parking lot in Port Angeles in December and stealing a purse from each, according to sheriff’s arrest reports.
The Sheriff’s Office said the two men then went to the Walmart in Port Angeles, where Gloor used a credit card after he and Vanwinkle threw the purses in a garbage can.
Gloor was released from the Clallam County jail on his own recognizance last week, while Vanwinkle remained in jail Saturday on $5,000 bond.
The pair also is suspected in other burglaries in the Port Angeles and Sequim areas, the Sheriff’s Office has said, though those cases are still under investigation.
Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.