Paperboy burglar sentenced

A Suquamish man is the latest to plead guilty in a burglary ring that included more than 100 break-ins and more than $250,000 in thefts on Bainbridge Island and around North Kitsap, according to documents filed in Kitsap County Superior Court.

Paul E. Woods, 23, was sentenced Aug. 7 to seven months in the Kitsap county jail. He pleaded guilty in two separate cases to two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property, one count of forgery and one count of trafficking stolen property, according to court documents.

Part of the guilty plea was Woods’ agreement to testify against others involved in the ring, said deputy prosecutor Chad Enright, who handled the case.

Woods was a contract delivery person for the Kitsap Sun. The sheriff’s office revealed in February that at the time of his arrest, Woods and others had a delivery route list that showed when subscribers went on vacation, and that they used the information to break into the homes while residents were away.

The ring involved prowling cars, stealing mail and breaking into homes. Two of the suspects, Christopher R. Berg, 23, and Michael McCarroll, 31, were already sentenced for their involvements. Berg was sentenced to 57 months and McCarroll was sentenced to 70 months.

Enright said Woods, who has a drug and stolen property conviction from 2005, received the smaller sentence in part because he had less criminal history and because of his willingness to testify against others.

Another suspect, Tina L. Wallace, 32 — believed to be Woods’ girlfriend — has also pleaded guilty to crimes related to the burglary ring, Enright said. Charged in February with identity theft and possession of meth, she faces between 22 and 29 months in prison.