Five charged in two theft cases

Nick A. Mustain, 38, of Friday Harbor, is charged with one count of trafficking stolen property and one count of possession of stolen property in the first degree. His bail is set for $25,000. His criminal record includes possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving without a license in the third degree, negligent driving, domestic violence assault in the fourth degree, possession of a controlled substance and an attempt to elude police. He had a hearing on Feb. 16 for the judge to find probable cause. He was released on personal recognizance. His arraignment is set for March 3.

Shawna A. Mustain, 58, of Friday Harbor is charged with residential burglary, possession of stolen property in the first degree, possession of methamphetamine non-narcotic and possession of stolen property in the third degree. Her criminal record includes malicious mischief, criminal trespass in the third degree, driving with a suspended license, residential burglary, and possession of a stolen firearm. Her bail is set at $5,000. Her arraignment is set for March 3.

Knud “Butch” Kristian Kaj Sakstrup, Jr., 47, of Friday Harbor, is charged with residential burglary and possession of stolen property in the second degree. His trial is set for April 17. His bail is set at $5,000.

Shyla M. Dunayski, 21, of Friday Harbor, is charged with possession of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property. Her arraignment is set for Match 10. Her bail is set at $5,000

Cattle Point theft

On Feb. 6 a deputy took a report from an individual whose Cattle Point home was broken into via the garage. Sakstrup was arrested after a deputy investigated the case. On Feb. 14, Sakstrup spoke with the sheriff’s department about the incident. According to probable cause documents, Sakstrup said he and a man traveled together on Feb. 6 with the intent to break into the home on Cattle Point.

The following was recorded by a sheriff’s deputy:

Sakstrup alleged that he and the other man broke into the residence via the garage to remove tools that were later recovered by the sheriff’s office. The two allegedly put the tools in a blue Blazer registered to a woman who was in the process of selling the vehicle to the man with Sakstrup.

Sakstrup told a deputy that he and a different woman Shawna Mustain “prowled” the residence a few days prior. On Feb. 3 they entered the garage of the Cattle Point residence, where they allegedly took a propane torch.

On Feb. 7, Sakstrup wanted to borrow the torch but Shawna Mustain informed him that her son was using it. According to Sakstrup, the adult son lives in a closet in his mother’s residence. The son, Nick Mustain, has two warrants out for his arrest for a drug and trespass charge.

On Feb. 8, a citizen saw a post by the homeowner on Facebook where he revealed pictures of the stolen tools. She later ran into Shawna Mustain and mentioned the post. Shawn Mustain allegedly mentioned that Sakstrup may have the tools at her residence where he was temporarily staying. The citizen went to the residence and alleged that Sakstrup gave her a tool as a gift. Sakstrup told the citizen that the item was not stolen. She brought to the homeowner who identified them as his.

Another man, allegedly involved with the theft, also told deputies that he drove Sakstrup to the Cattle Point home and watched him take tools from the residence.

Jewelry theft

Joshua Daniel Treleven, 37, of Friday Harbor, was sentenced on Jan. 25 to 12 months in prison for trafficking stolen property in the first degree and possession of stolen property in the first degree in regards to the incident below

His record includes a violation of the uniform controlled substances act, criminal trespassing, theft in the third degree and driving with a suspended license.

The following was recorded by a sheriff’s deputy:

On June 11, the sheriff’s office was notified of a burglary in progress at an Argyle Lane residence in Friday Harbor. Jewelry, estimated at $80,000, was missing.

On June 30, deputies interviewed Joshua Treleven about a separate burglary not involving any of the above-mentioned cases. He told deputies at that time that he had no knowledge of the missing jewelry.

Shawna Mustain came to the sheriff’s office on July 23, to say that she did not want to be involved in any illegal activity involving Treleven. She told deputies that her daughter was dating Treleven and that she thought he may be involved in the jewelry theft.

Shawna Mustain alleged that Treleven was seen with a “baggie” containing jewelry in June. At the time she took a pair of earrings, but later Treleven allegedly said they were stolen and she returned them to him. She said she felt he may have hidden the jewelry at her residence as he stayed there often with her daughter. The deputy later recovered a third of the estimated 25 pounds of stolen property under a bush near Shawna Mustain’s residence.

Treleven later told a deputy that many people had pieces of the stolen jewelry, including Shawna Mustain and her son, as well as the owner of the above mentioned blue Blazer. According to the deputy’s report, “Treleven stated the jewelry was being traded for drugs.”

Sakstrup, while being interviewed about the Cattle Point burglary, also told deputies the jewelry was being traded for drugs.

On Sept. 18, Sakstrup said he was at Shawna Mustain’s residence and witnessed her, her son Nick Mustain and his girlfriend Shyla M. Dunayski with a $1,600 necklace that Sakstrup recognized from the Argyle burglary “collection.” Sakstrup also told deputies that he saw Shawna Mustain with jewelry from the same collection.


The following was recorded by a sheriff’s deputy:

The jewelry owner identified a sketch provided by Sakstrup of the necklace and told officers it could very well be from her collection. On Feb. 15, officers went to Shawna Mustain’s residence with a search warrant. Officers found $8,000 worth of jewelry in the closet where Nick Mustain allegedly sleeps. The owner said the recovered items were in excess of $8,000.