Accused burglar hit with new felony charges

Posted 2/13/21

A Port Hadlock man who police claim is responsible for a string of burglaries at storage-unit facilities is facing two new counts of first-degree burglary.

During a court appearance Friday, …

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Accused burglar hit with new felony charges


A Port Hadlock man who police claim is responsible for a string of burglaries at storage-unit facilities is facing two new counts of first-degree burglary.

During a court appearance Friday, charges against Cordis Earl McBride were amended to including break-ins at two storage units that allegedly occurred at Mariner Storage in Port Hadlock.

McBride, 36, was previously charged with four counts of second- and first-degree burglary for alleged thefts from units at Mainer Storage in December.

McBride is now looking at six total counts of burglary, as well as charges that include attempting to elude a police vehicle and third-degree driving with a suspended license; two allegations of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm; and second-degree malicious mischief.

All told, McBride faces 10 felony charges and one gross misdemeanor.

Authorities allege McBride is responsible for multiple burglaries at Mariner Storage on Dec. 16, Dec. 26 and Dec. 31. In some of the break-ins, the thief entered the storage unit by unscrewing the siding.

The two new burglary charges involve break-ins at Mariner Storage on New Year’s Eve.

McBride will be arraigned on the two new burglary charges Friday in Jefferson County Superior Court.

He has entered pleadings of not guilty on the earlier charges. McBride remains incarcerated in the county jail on bail of $101,000.

McBride allegedly fled from police twice before his eventual arrest.

A woman who was the victim of an early December burglary at a unit she rented at Mariner Storage was watching over her unit on New Year’s Eve when she saw a suspicious man on the property.

Deputies responded and chased the burglar as he fled from the scene in a Toyota, driving the car through the back yards of nearby properties before crashing the vehicle into a chain-link fence and then running off into the woods. 

Drones and a police dog were brought in to find the fleeing burglar, with no success.

Less than a week later, a deputy on patrol in Port Hadlock-Irondale noticed a U-Haul truck run through a stop sign at Cedar Avenue and Hayden Street.

The deputy followed as the truck turned north onto Irondale Road and the driver twice crossed the centerline into the other lane of traffic.

The driver continued south on Highway 19, and when the deputy tried to pull over the driver near West Patison Street, the driver wouldn’t stop.

The driver — later identified as McBride — got out of the truck, jumped a fence and ran into the woods.

He was soon found hiding in bushes nearby and, when he tried to run away again, was stopped by a deputy using a Taser.


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  • HarveyW

    ........and yet another story (7 or 8 now? ) regarding the small time not well connected crooks that took dollar bills from Fat Smitty's. And yet another week of over eight weeks of no details regarding who specifically misappropriated over 1 million dollars at the failed FWPDA, and who allegedly stole around $10,000 using some of the 18 or so credit cards the conveniently retired with honors FWPDA Executive Director chose to use. I wonder what his pension is. The FWPDA protects him first and foremost. Insider stuff.

    Lead, Leader. Never too late to start. On the surface there seems to be class discrimination. Correction. This is obvious class discrimination. Look here not there. Currently and for weeks there has been so much more going on with past 20 year PT City Manager Timmons at the FWPDA, which promised more transparency but keeps secret who donated $200k to keep the FWPDA afloat for the short term.

    Timmons, the FWPDA, and transparency. I made myself laugh.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Report this

  • HarveyW

    Apologies for mixing up Mini Storage crooks with Dollar Bill crooks. Folks in orange jump suits and masks all start to look the same. Correction- they always look the same.

    No worries of anyone involved at the FWPDA getting an orange jump suit.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Report this