Woman charged with burglary, theft

Dana Yvonne Birdtail

Dana Yvonne Birdtail

OKANOGAN – A Malott woman was charged Oct. 4 with burglary, theft and trespassing after a Sept. 29 incident at Walmart in Omak.

Dana Yvonne Birdtail, 26, Malott, was arrested Oct. 1 and charged Oct. 4 in Okanogan County Superior Court with second-degree burglary, third-degree theft and first-degree criminal trespass.

She also was held on a state Department of Corrections warrant.

Bail was set at $10,000 during a preliminary appearance; as of Oct. 5 she remained in jail. Arraignment is set for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

Omak Police Officer Brien Bowling’s report, filed with charging documents as a probable cause statement, said he was called to Walmart, 902 Engh Road, for a trespassing complaint against Birdtail. She had been trespassed from the location but allegedly was sitting in a pickup truck in the parking lot.

Bowling found the suspect truck, which was empty, and then allegedly saw Birdtail leave the store. He allegedly watched her get into the truck, then contacted her.

She allegedly told the officer she was there because her mother was shopping.

“I advised Dana she was under arrest for (first-degree) criminal trespass … as I watched her walk out of the store,” the report said.

Bowling then spoke to the store’s asset protection officer, who alleged Birdtail had taken $6.92 worth of merchandise on Sept. 29. Birdtail then was advised she was also under arrest for second-degree burglary, the report said.

She allegedly had been trespassed from the store on Dec. 15, 2015.

A second, similar case is anticipated against Birdtail. Prosecutor Branden Platter said he had until Oct. 9 to file.


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