Charge filed for 2017 burglary at Friday Harbor business

After almost a year, a theft at a San Juan Island business is solved.

A Friday Harbor man was charged with burglarizing an island restaurant, after admitting to the 2017 crime. He also confessed to three additional commercial burglaries.

On Nov. 28, Connor William Daniels, 21, of Friday Harbor was charged with one count of burglary in the second degree for illegally entering San Juan Island Cheese and stealing money, as well as bread and cheese. According to a police report, Daniels said he entered through an unlocked door.

The alleged crime was reported on Nov. 13, 2017, when the owner of the business said roughly $1,700 in cash was missing. Fingerprints were lifted and sent to a crime lab for analysis the next day. Results arrived last June and identified Daniels, who, this November, admitted to the crime, as well as three other commercial burglaries.

Staff at both the sheriff and prosecuting attorney offices declined to comment on what other crimes Daniels confessed to or when or if other charges would be filed.

Burglary in the second degree carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in Washington state but Daniels’ personal sentence range, based on past offenses, could differ. According to court records, Daniels was convicted of one misdemeanor in 2018.

Daniels is scheduled to appear in San Juan County Superior Court on Feb. 4 and 12. Check the Journal for updates.