Burglaries investigated in Port Angeles, Forks

Business burglaries in downtown areas of Port Angeles and Forks had police busy Saturday morning.

Forks police responded to a break-in at South North Gardens Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant at 140 Sol Duc Way in downtown Forks, a Peninsula Communications dispatcher said.

“We’re doing OK,” restaurant Manager Tony Barragan said Saturday afternoon.

The burglar or burglars took “pocket change” but left kitchen equipment and other items alone, he said.

“They didn’t touch any of that,” he said.

“They were strictly going for the money.”

Barragan said it wasn’t the first time someone had broken into the restaurant.

“That’s why we don’t keep any money here no more,” he said.

Barragan said entry had been gained by popping open the door.

Forks Police Chief Mike Rowley could not be reached Saturday for comment.

Forks Police Officer Julie Goode did not return a call for comment.

Port Angeles police processed a burglary Saturday morning at Olympic Stained Glass at 112 N. Laurel St.

Someone broke the front window of the central downtown store and grabbed some display items, apparently without entering the business because the door was secure when the burglary was discovered Saturday morning, Port Angeles Police Officer Joshua Powless said.

‘Working with the victim’

“We’re working with the victim to discover what is missing,” he said.

Powless said it appeared that the display window had been struck with a stick or a bat that poked a hole in the pane without completely shattering it.

“It’s still technically a burglary,” he said.


Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at [email protected]

More in Crime

Second trial set for accused rapist

Martin C. Perez, an accused rapist whose first trial… Continue reading

Rape trial ends in hung jury

A trial for a Forks man accused of raping… Continue reading

Tribal member faces trial in federal court for alleged assault

A Port Angeles man who allegedly assaulted a woman… Continue reading

Expelled Forks student allegedly threatened to kill

An expelled Forks High School student who allegedly threatened… Continue reading

Port Angeles man sentenced for selling heroin

David A. Cole was sentenced to 20 months in… Continue reading

Two arrested after high-speed chase

A high speed car chase last week resulted in… Continue reading

Charges suggested after report of shot fired outside Port Angeles bank

The Port Angeles Police department seized a woman’s pellet… Continue reading

Sequim man sentenced after plea deal

A Sequim man has been sentenced to 18 months… Continue reading

Second Port Angeles man sentenced for tree poaching

A second Port Angeles man has been sentenced for poaching… Continue reading

Arraignment set for man accused of jail escape in Forks

Bail of $150,000 and a Feb. 23 arraignment date… Continue reading

Sequim man charged after police chase

A Sequim man has been charged with attempting to… Continue reading