News Release from Port Angeles Police Department

On February 3, 2015 Officer Dallas Maynard arrested and booked Sean Vince Della (26 years old and from Port Angeles) on two counts of burglary in the 2nd degree, two counts of theft in the second degree, one count of theft in the third degree and two counts of malicious mischief. Della was incarcerated in the Clallam County Jail at the time relative to his February 1, 2015 arrest for possession of stolen property in the 2nd degree. Both the new and existing charges are the result of an ongoing and continuing investigation of a series of burglaries and thefts that occurred between January 23, 2015 and January 31, 2015. Two restaurants and one tanning salon were victimized. Items stolen include cash, clothing, shoes, a computer, and other items.

The Port Angeles Police Department has recovered approximately $1,200 in stolen cash and merchandise, and continues to work to recover the balance of the stolen items. Persons with information can contact the Port Angeles Police Department at 360-452­4545 or anonymously via an online “Crime Tips” report form attached to either the Port Angeles Police Department webpage (www.cityofpa.us) or the Clallam County Sheriff’s Department webpage (www.Clallam.net).

Della was arrested by the Port Angeles Police Department on December 23, 2014 and booked on charges of burglary in the 2nd degree, theft in the first degree, and theft from a building. Charges were not filed and he was released on his own recognizance. On January 3, 2015 he was arrested by the Port Angeles Police Department for possession

of stolen property, Charges were not filed and he was released on his own recognizance. These arrests were the result of a Port Angeles Police Department investigation of a series of thefts and burglaries that occurred in the Downtown area during late November and early December, 2014. One of these cases involved a theft and burglary at a sporting goods store on Front Street. This case was referred to the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney in December and is pending felony charges. On February 4, 2015 felony charges for possession of stolen property (relative to the January 3, 2015 arrest) were filed in the Clallam County Superior Court.

Since November 2011 Della has been arrested by the Port Angeles Police Department six times relative to cases involving possession of a controlled substance, making false statements to officers, burglary, theft and possession of stolen property. On November 22, 2014 Della was arrested by the Sequim Police Department and booked on burglary z degree, making a false statement and possession of a controlled substance. He was subsequently released on his own recognizance with felony charges filed on November 24, 2014. A $5,000 bond was later attached to Della by the court in this case. As in all felony cases, law enforcement makes the decision when to make a physical arrest and book a subject into jail on said charges. Prosecutors decide which felony charges will be filed in court. The judge makes decisions in respect to bail or conditions of release after considering information from both the prosecutor and defense attorney.

The Port Angeles Police Department continues to work jointly with the Clallam County Sheriffs’ Department and the Sequim Police Department regarding ongoing burglary cases involving similar crime patterns and various suspects. Della is currently being held in the Clallam County jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday February 6, 2015.

Nome: Brian S. Smith

Title: Deputy Chief of Police Phone: 360-912-0184

Email: bsmith@citvofpa.us

1 Comment

  1. Linda Foti and Charles Geller

    My husband and I got some things stolen out of are vehicle on March 13th 2015. We did make a police report. Is there a way that we could find out if any of our items have been recovered?
    Editor response: You should call up or visit the local police department and ask them to check on your missing items.

    Reply

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