Okanogan County Superior Court
The court found probable cause to charge Lane Askvig, 18, of Sedro-Woolley, Calvin Longstaff, 18, of Burlington, and Steven Paul Blau, 18, of Burlington with second-degree Theft, second-degree Burglary, and Third-degree Malicious Mischief. Askvig’s bail was set at $20,000, Longstaff’s bail was set at $2,500, and Blau’s bail was set at $2,500.
Winthrop marshals responded to a burglary in progress at a business on Riverside Avenue. Several cartons of cigarettes, black sweatshirts, knives and a compound bow and other items were taken from the store. The suspect vehicle was located at a residence off of Highway 20. A sweatshirt that matched the description of one of the sweatshirts that was reported missing from the store owner was in plain view in back of the vehicle.
Winthrop marshals and a county officer contacted several possible suspects sleeping in an open carport next to the vehicle. Three of the suspects when questioned about the sweatshirt in the vehicle and their whereabouts that evening admitted to breaking into a business.
After they were read their rights, the three subjects agreed to recorded statements. The subjects led the officers to a garbage can located behind the Winthrop Barn, which contained numerous sweatshirts that were identified by the store manager as ones that had been taken. Askvig and Blau also led officers to a compound bow and some knives that they had dumped in the woods behind the Winthrop Barn. Blau also stated that he found a rock and broke the front of the store window.
Richard Otis Carver, 69, of Winthrop, pleaded guilty to first-degree Criminal Trespassing and second-degree Attempted Theft. He was sentenced to 364 days with 363 suspended on both counts. He was also fined a total of $1,110.50.
Cody James Magruder, 28, of Winthrop, was ordered to pay restitution to Omak Fish and Wildlife in the amount of $5,197.99.
Justine Desiree Huntsman, 50, Winthrop, and Juan Echevarria Murillo, 53, Winthrop.
Kelly Lynne Lazzell, 29, Twisp, and Lukas Thomas Marvin Brennan, 30, Twisp.
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office
BURGLARY ALARM: A perimeter alarm was activated at North Cascades National Bank on Highway 20 in Twisp.
Compiled by Don Nelson
Source: Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office