Deputies bust burglary suspects
November 14, 2008 · Updated 2:27 PM
PORT ORCHARD — Police have arrested two individuals thought to be behind a string of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap burglaries and car prowls.
William Black, 18, of Hansville, and Jeffrey Oreiro, 24, of Suquamish were arrested this week in connection to the robberies. Two other individuals have been arrested as well — they were not yet charged at press time.
The latest robbery police have linked to Black and Oreiro is a Nov. 6, Falk Road burglary in which perpetrators stole more than $10,000 worth of personal property and home electronics. In that incident entry was gained through the home’s rear door. Suspects fled through the front door after being interrupted mid-burglary.
The arrests, made by the Kitsap Sheriff’s Department and the Bremerton Police, were the culmination of efforts by both departments and the Bainbridge and Suquamish departments.
“My guys worked hard on this case,” said Bainbridge Police Lt. Sue Shultz. “It’s been a long week but it ended in a successful catch.”
Shultz indicated those arrested have a long list of previous offenses. Court dockets indicated Black has been tried in Kitsap Superior court on 10 separate occasions. Oreiro has been the defendant in an additional 16 Kitsap and Bremerton court cases.
“They are involved in a plethora of crime in Kitsap County; they were on a crime spree,” Shultz said.
Police have linked Black and Oreiro to seven North Kitsap burglaries. The exact amount of Bainbridge break-ins and car prowls, apart from the Falk Road incident, the two are being linked to is still under investigation; however, police have recovered a great deal of evidence and stolen goods, including personal checkbooks.
“Our department has recovered over 40 pieces of property from a suspects vehicle,” Shultz said. “If anyone has been a victim of a burglary or car prowl in the last couple months they should contact our department.”
Kitsap County Sheriff deputies also arrested Osha Marie Hagen, 32, of Suquamish on Sunday in connection with the robberies. Hagen allegedly admitted to deputies she aided Oreiro in the burglaries. She faces charges for second-degree burglary, second-degree residential burglary, and possession of a dangerous weapon as she carried a pink switchblade knife in her purse. Her bail is presently set at $50,000.
North Kitsap Herald Staff Writer Kelly Joines contributed to this report.