Serial burglar sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison

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heckathorn-2 heckathornSENTENCING UPDATE August 31, 2017 — 
A Clallam County judge sentenced Jonathan Heckathorn to  116 months in prison on Wednesday.


CAPTURE UPDATE March 9, 2017 — 
Port Angeles Police say Jonathan Heckathorn is in custody following traffic stop this morning at 12:43 am.  Officer Luke Brown observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Front St. The vehicle did not have a valid license plate and an illegible temporary plate/trip permit. Officer Brown initiated a traffic stop for the violation. The vehicle, a gold 1997 Lexus LS, stopped in the 900 block of W. Front Street.

Officer Brown approached the vehicle on the passenger side. He immediately recognized the passenger in the front seat as Jonathan Heckathorn. Officer Brown detained Heckathorn and placed him into custody for the warrants for his arrest.
Heckathorn was booked into the Clallam County Jail on a felony bench warrant for two previous counts of Burglary, a misdemeanor warrant for Violation of a Domestic Violence No Contact Order and Malicious Mischief 3rd degree-domestic violence, and a second misdemeanor warrant for Violation of a Domestic Violence No Contact Order.
Heckathorn was also booked on additional new charges of Burglary 1st degree, Theft of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st degree, Theft 1st degree, Theft 2nd degree-access device, and Vehicle Prowl 2nd degree. Those new charges stem from investigations by the Clallam County Sheriff’s Department.

Jonathan Heckathorn who is accused of residential burglary apparently took issue with the photos used on Washington’s Most Wanted this weekend.  He posted a new photo of himself on his Facebook page tonight along with this message,  “Update. Get rid of the picture that doesn’t look like me at all and maybe you will get a solid tip…. Jesus f*** how many retards does it take to catch a retard… A whole states population? See ya in 4 years…”

It capped off a weekend in which he commented several times on my FB page writing, “Lol, well see this is why you should never quit you’re day job. Just because someone says something about someone doesn’t make it true.If someone was trying to tell everyone you were armed and dangerous and in a stolen vehicle that I have drove once or twice and wasn’t aware it was stolen. Months have passed since that took place.”

Here is the link if you would like to read the rest of his post.

Deputies say he is considered ‘Armed and Dangerous’ after detectives say he stole a pistol in a rash of home break-ins.

He’s also accused of stealing a Toyota 4Runner and credit cards from homes that he used to cash-in on his crimes at several stores around Clallam County.

Heckathorn’s been busted in the past for residential burglary and stealing a firearm.

He’s 25 years old, 5’8”, weighs 205 pounds and has ties to Port Angeles and the small, nearby town of Joyce.

Detectives think he could still be driving the stolen 4Runner with Washington state license plates APS2657.

If you know where he’s hiding, use the P3 Tips App to submit your information, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.