Port Angeles woman sentenced to treatment; 20-year-old pleaded guilty to forgery, thefts

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles woman involved in two home break-ins must complete a chemical-dependency treatment program after pleading guilty to two counts of residential burglary and one of forgery.

The charges against Addison Gale-Romack, 20, stem from three previously separate Clallam County Superior Court cases that were combined by county Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jesse Espinoza, according to court documents.

Gale-Romack was sentenced Nov. 22 in Superior Court to 24 months of community custody on the condition that she enters and remains in a residential chemical-dependency treatment program for 90 to 180 days, according to court documents.

Two homes

Along with Mark Thomas Keend, 31, also of Port Angeles, Gale-Romack was accused of breaking into two homes, one twice, and stealing firearms, knives, a computer, jewelry, collector sports cards, old coins, a cellphone and other objects.

Gale-Romack's forgery charge stems from her allegedly stealing a checkbook from someone she knew and cashing forged checks from April 11 to 19, according to Superior Court documents.

Keend was sentenced in early November to 43 months plus 364 days in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of residential burglary and one count of third-degree possession of stolen property.

According to Clallam County deputies' accounts, Keend and Gale-Romack broke into a home along Gerber Road off state Highway 112 west of Port Angeles on Aug. 21 and Sept. 5 and stole two firearms, chain saws, knives, BB guns, a weed trimmer and various tools.

The pair also broke into a home in the 900 block of West 16th Street on Sept. 6 and stole two dresser drawers full of personal belongings, according to Port Angeles police.

Deputies and police arrested Keend and Gale-Romack on Sept. 6 at a trailer home the pair shared in the woods on Highway 112 near Milepost 52.

Deputies found the dresser drawers from the 16th Street break-in and other stolen items near the trailer home.

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

Last modified: November 30. 2013 5:52PM
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