TONASKET – Three Tonasket men were arrested on suspicion of burglarizing three cabins on Aeneas Valley Road after their images were captured on a game camera, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.
The suspects had broken into the cabins by kicking in the front doors and ransacking them. Several items were reported stolen including a flat screen television, camping gear, tools, kitchenware, toiletries and food items. The value of the stolen items and the damage to the cabins totaled over $17,000, said Sheriff Rogers. The same suspects had also broken into another small cabin in the area that belonged to another individual, he added.
“There was a game camera at one of the residences which captured three suspects doing the burglaries. Deputy Terry Shrable and Deputy Isaiah Holloway began to investigate possible suspects in the area,” said Rogers.
Their investigation led them to the Zigler residence located at 1091 Aeneas Valley Road. Once at the residence Deputy Shrable and Deputy Holloway located several of the stolen items from the residences, according to Rogers. After collecting a large amount of evidence and stolen items they arrested Jonathan G. Zigler, 22 of Tonasket and Barry J. Collins, 29 of Tonasket and both were transported to the county jail and booked.
Zigler was booked on two counts of residential burglary, theft and possession of stolen property. Collins was booked on two counts residential burglary, theft and malicious mischief.
On Tuesday, April 8 the deputies located and arrested the third suspect Aaron D. Zigler, 24, Tonasket. He was booked for three residential counts burglary, theft, possession of stolen property and malicious mischief.
“A large amount of the stolen items were located and recovered by Deputy Shrable and Deputy Holloway. They did an incredible job on this case and should be commended,” said Sheriff Rogers.