Poulsbo man charged in burglary that cleaned out Bainbridge Island home

A Poulsbo man has been charged in multiple burglaries on Bainbridge Island, including a massive theft that stripped a south Bainbridge Island home of nearly everything inside.

Clayton Charles Stanley, 20, of Poulsbo was charged in Kitsap County District Court with the felony burglary of a home on Bainbridge.

Stanley also faces a charge for trafficking the stolen property.

Stanley was arrested on June 18 by Poulsbo police for allegedly selling stolen property at second-hand shops throughout Kitsap County.

Island detectives interviewed Stanley while he was in jail and he allegedly admitted to burglarizing three homes on the island, according to a police report. He also said he sold the stolen property at Poulsbo shops.

The police report states that Stanley drew a map of the burglaries for detectives. Two Bainbridge police officers took Stanley into custody for a drive around the island so he could point out the homes he targeted.

On the drive, Stanley allegedly led police to a home on Beans Bight Road and walked through how he gained access. The home was unoccupied and Stanley said he used a hidden key to get inside. The burglary was reported April 27.

"This residence had nearly the entire household contents stolen, to include furniture, audio equipment, kitchen items, rugs, bicycles, hand tools, vacuum cleaner and gaming items," the police report states.

Stanley's account matched the description of stolen items from the police report on the theft.

Last Friday, a Bainbridge detective took the homeowner to second-hand and pawn shops in Poulsbo where Stanley allegedly sold the stolen property.

One antique shop still had a large dining room table from the theft. The store's owner said he purchased the table from Stanley for $120. The table is valued at approximately $3,000.

At another store, the homeowner found a stereo and speaker system valued at more than $300, as well as a poker chip and card case worth approximately $150. The store employee took a photocopy of Stanley's identification when he allegedly sold the items to the shop. The store paid $50 for the stereo and $10 for the poker set.

Stanley is being held in the Kitsap County Jail. Bail has been set for $50,000 for trafficking stolen property, and at an additional $100,000 for residential burglary.


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