Jacob S. Morehouse, 18, of San Juan Island was charged with burglary and malicious mischief in San Juan County Superior Court on Dec. 2. His arraignment is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 16. He is currently in custody being held on $50,000 bail.
According to the determination of probable cause, Morehouse turned himself into the Sherriff’s office on Nov. 28.
Morehouse allegedly told deputies that he was staying in a room attached to a garage of a residence and awoke to find himself under a blanket from inside the said residence. He phoned a friend at approximately 1 a.m. who reportedly told deputies Morehouse was having bad thoughts and calmed him down.
He allegedly claimed he remembers nothing but had a “bad feeling in his gut” when he found the blanket. When he searched the house, he found several damaged windows and his own hooded sweatshirt on the kitchen floor; he realized then that he had caused the damage.
According to the probable cause, when deputies searched the house, they found the following: two damaged windows on the garage doors; a broken door inner glass pane; windows on both sides of the inner pane; a damaged window in the front bedroom; French doors at the rear of the house with both doors broken; a damaged window near the bathroom; the toilet lid was ripped off; a hole in the holding tank; holes in the drywall throughout the house; and a broken oven window. The house owner estimated the damage to exceed $50,000.
The homeowner said that Morehouse was verbally prohibited from the residence due to a prior incident.