Crime briefs | Orcas man charged with burglary; FH man charged with meth possession

Friday Harbor man charged with meth possession

Bradley Jason Faylor, 30, of Friday Harbor, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine. His arraignment is set for Nov. 18.

On the night of July 13, a deputy arrived at an apartment complex in Friday Harbor after being called to “keep the peace” by a citizen who wanted to get personal items inside a residence.

Inside the apartment, the deputy found Faylor exiting a back bedroom. Faylor was taken into custody after the deputy found him in violation of an outstanding warrant in Skagit County. The deputy found a small black container with white powder inside it in Faylor’s shirt pocket.

The deputy recorded that Faylor told him it was not heroin, “but a little bit of meth.” The substance was sent to the Washington State Patrol crime lab and was certified as methamphetamine. Faylor’s criminal record includes theft, use/delivery of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Theft and burglary charges on Orcas

Adam Michael Thomas, 24, of Orcas Island, is charged with trafficking in stolen property in the first degree, burglary in the second degree and theft in the first degree.

Thomas had a bond set for $20,000 or cash of $2,000. He was bailed out in October and had an arraignment set for Nov. 4, which he did not appear at. There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.

On Oct. 18 a deputy responded to a report of a burglary at a business in Eastsound. He found broken locks on the building at the south door, which is out of the view from the street. The owner of the store was off island at the time of the incident, but found out about the crime from surveillance camera footage from Oct. 17. According to the deputy’s report, the video shows the suspect’s face as he removed items. The store owner and her friend both identified Thomas as the man in the video. The friend, who was also a former roommate of Thomas, stated that she could identify him in the video because of the way he trimmed his beard, his habit of pulling up his pants from the rear because he preferred loose fitting jeans and his skater-style footwear. The deputy, who has had numerous contact with Thomas, also identified him as the man in the video.

A witness identified Thomas as being two blocks from the store an hour prior to the crime, according to the officer’s report. The deputy also used a Facebook photo of Thomas to positively identify him on the surveillance footage.

The store owner also showed the deputy video of Thomas in her business during regular hours on Oct. 9. The deputy wrote, “Thomas is clearly seen walking around the store in the same manner and gait as in the burglary, including pulling up his pants.”

The owner estimated that $8,000 worth of merchandise was taken from the shop. On Oct. 21 deputies found several items were pawned by Thomas in Mt. Vernon. The store owner confirmed they were her wares.

Thomas’ criminal record includes trafficking in stolen property, driving with a license suspended in the third degree – criminal driving, theft and criminal trespass.