Photo provided by the sheriff’s office. Deputies searched the vehicle and found many items.

Photo provided by the sheriff’s office. Deputies searched the vehicle and found many items.

Stolen loot, gun recovered from stolen vehicle

An estimated $30,000 worth of stolen silver coins, $10,000 worth of stolen jewelry and a stolen handgun were recovered from a stolen vehicle on South Whidbey Jan. 31, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy with the sheriff’s office was driving through the Ken’s Korner parking lot when he saw a Honda Odyssey that had been stolen during a recent burglary.

The deputy approached the vehicle and saw a man, later identified as 25-year-old Kody Schwiger, slumped over the drivers seat, the deputy’s report stated.

After backup arrived, the deputy knocked on the window and woke Schwiger. A woman in the back, later identified as Destiny Barber, 28, started screaming.

The deputies arrested Schwiger and Barber, who were identified in court papers as transients.

The deputies searched the vehicle and found many items, including a pistol, stolen in the recent burglary, the report states.

On Feb. 1, a judge in Island County Superior Court found probable cause to believe Schwiger committed the crimes of possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen property in the third degree.

The judge set his bail at $20,000.

Barber was released from custody after a judge ruled that probable cause did not exist to hold her.

More in News

Lawmakers seek to regulate homeless camps on church property

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia Bureau Washington cities like Lynnwood, Kirkland, Bothell,… Continue reading

Proposed Public Records bill is dead

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposal to provide exemptions… Continue reading

Social media extortion could be a new crime in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington state senators aim to… Continue reading

State senators aim to create self-harm hotline

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau State lawmakers are seeking to… Continue reading

Bill tackles candidate returns, felon voting, campaign finance

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau A measure calling for a… Continue reading

WICA presents Local Artist Series in March

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, or WICA, is presenting this year’s… Continue reading

No clear solution to garbage, needles in homeless camp

Those going into an area on the island known as “the pit”… Continue reading

Presentation planned on long-term care bill

A Whidbey Island group is offering a presentation on a bill regarding… Continue reading

Puget Sound’s southern resident orcas, which use echo-location to find food, would be protected by a new speed limit for vessels approaching the endangered species. (Photo by Ken Rea,
Lawmakers proposing restrictions to protect orcas

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau Lawmakers, whale watchers and environmentalists… Continue reading

Most Read