On Sunday, December 22, 2013 at about 10:20 p.m. a home invasion robbery was reported in the Rosario area on Orcas Island. The victims reported that a masked man forced entry into their home while armed with an assault rifle and demanded money.
The suspect was recognized by the victims, and he fled when the victims called him by name. No shots were fired, and the victims were not physically harmed. Responding deputies were unable to find the suspect during the night.
Monday morning, the suspect, a 25 year old Eastsound man contacted deputies at the Sheriff’s Office in Eastsound. He was arrested without incident and lodged in jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree with a Firearm, Attempted Robbery in the First
Degree, Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm, and Malicious Mischief. The investigation continues.