(November 2008 photo by WSB photojournalist Christopher Boffoli)
Five months after police swarmed that North Admiral neighborhood when neighbors noticed a break-in (original WSB coverage here), the case is almost closed on the only adult suspect arrested that day, 18-year-old Skyelar Hailey. As we noted in a followup when he got out of jail 10 days later, he has a lengthy record, which, according to court documents, includes convictions for harassment, theft, vehicle prowling, reckless burning, and trespass. In the November break-in case, Hailey has pleaded guilty to criminal trespass, with prosecutors recommending a month in jail “converted to 240 community-service hours” in addition to a 12-month sentence suspended if 2 years of probation go well; he is scheduled to be sentenced a week from Friday. Court documents say he and the two other suspects were seen running from the house, after a neighbor noticed someone was inside at a time when the homeowner was away, but he wasn’t caught with any loot. (Hailey also has been in jail once since the November arrest, according to county records showing a day behind bars in late February; the charge, filed in Seattle Municipal Court, was described as violating a domestic-violence protection order.) Information is harder to find on the other two suspects’ status, since they were juveniles, but what little information is publicly accessible online indicates that both of them have been prosecuted.
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