Burglary, drug suspect arrested

A 32-year-old Langley man suspected of burglary, theft and heroin possession was recently arrested on two $10,000 arrest warrants after he failed to appear at a court hearing last week, court documents show.

Prosecutors charged Christian Shorey in Island County Superior Court June 4 with second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and second-degree vehicle prowling.

In a separate case, Shorey was charged with possession of heroin on June 20. Shorey pleaded not guilty in both cases.

Shorey was arrested in the burglary case after he allegedly tried to use a stolen Wave To Go pass at the Clinton ferry dock last December, according to the report by Lt. Evan Tingstad with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

The pass was stolen in a burglary at a Veridian Lane home in Langley last November. The burglars struck the residence twice in the span of a few weeks, stealing a long list of power tools and other items from a shop and a vehicle.

After the residents reported the Wave to go Pass was stolen, the ferry system reported that it had been used a number of times and finally seized. Tingstad investigated and identified the man who was using the stolen pass as Shorey, though Shorey allegedly told a ferry teller that he had purchased it from a guy at a party, according to the deputy’s report.

Then in March of this year, a deputy was driving on South Whidbey and saw Shorey run into the woods. The deputy followed and found him entangled in the underbrush. Shorey allegedly was carrying syringes and a spoon with heroin residue, according to court documents.


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