Friday Harbor business staff reports possible theft

On Jan. 29, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible theft at Girlfriends Consignment at 210 Nichols St. in Friday Harbor.

The owner of the store, Debbie Dardanelli, reported that $100 in cash was missing.

According to a police report, Dardanelli said she closed the store at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, and when she opened the store the next day at 7 a.m., the money “from the petty cash bag” was missing.

Dardanelli also reported that a separate, locked cash drawer had been moved but not opened.

The deputy did not find any evidence of forced entry or foul play, according to the report, and there were no witnesses or surveillance footage.

After the initial police report was made, Dardanelli called the sheriff’s office at around 10:30 a.m. the same day, stating she found that a window had been left unlocked overnight. The deputy returned about five minutes later, and lifted four different fingerprints.

This incident follows six other reports of possible thefts from five San Juan Island businesses since November. The other alleged thefts were reported on Nov. 8 at Van Go’s Pizza; Nov. 13 at San Juan Cheese Shop; and Nov. 20 or 21 at American Legion Post 163 and Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar; and Dec. 22 at the American Legion Post 163 and San Juan Island Food Co-op. To provide info on any of these cases, call the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office at 360-378-4151.