Sentenced to nearly six years in prison, 'Bakerview Road Burglar' appeals conviction

A Lopez Island man with long criminal record that includes five prison terms for burglary is appealing his most recent felony conviction in San Juan County.

On July 26, Daniel Glenn Roadruck, 49, was sentenced in San Juan County Superior Court to 68 months in prison, the maximum time allowed under the standard range of sentencing set by the state for second-degree burglary.

Convicted by a jury two weeks earlier, Roadruck was found guilty of two counts of second-degree burglary and of second-degree criminal trespass.

A Class B felony, second-degree burglary carries maximum penalties of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, or both. He was also ordered to pay $600 in fines and fees; restitution has yet to be determined.

Roadruck recently filed an appeal seeking to overturn the jury verdict at the state Court of Appeals.

Roadruck's most recent felony conviction stems from a rash of burglaries in Lopez Island's Bakerview Road neighborhood during a three-month period beginning in April.

At that time, he was out on conditional release pending trial on a misdemeanor theft charge for allegedly stealing meat and cash from Horse Drawn Farm. He was arrested on the theft charge in May.

According to court documents, Roadruck broke into and stole various items from two homes, one workshop, a storage shed and a secured campsite between April and late June. DNA tests on two cigarette butts found beneath a riding lawnmower in the storage shed on Bakeview Road tied him to that break-in and theft, and detectives found several items connected to other burglaries near his home.

— Scott Rasmussen


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