Hearing set in Mortensen break-in

Print Article

SANDPOINT — A preliminary hearing is set for a Clark Fork woman accused of ransacking the rural home of actor, writer and director Viggo Mortensen in 2017.

Sharyl Ann Hoskins is charged with grand theft. A hearing to determine if there’s enough evidence to justify a trial on the felony charge is scheduled for Wednesday in Bonner County Magistrate Court.

Hoskins, 51, is free on a $1,000 surety bond while the case is pending.

The caretaker of Mortensen’s home told deputies in May 2017 that he left the property and was gone all day. Upon his return, he discovered smashed up dinnerware, overturned furniture and missing property. Two .22-caliber rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun, 25 pocketknives, 20 antler sheds, four whitetail deer skulls and other property were reportedly taken, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Hoskins was identified as a suspect because Mortensen had recently purchased items at an estate sale held by the Hoskins family, court records indicate.

Hoskins was confronted with the allegations and allegedly confessed to taking the items. She reportedly told the deputy that she “lost control of herself,” the affidavit said.

Preliminary hearings in the case have been repeatedly postponed, although it was not clear from available online court records why.

Mortensen, who is also a musician, author and artist, has scores of film credits to his name including, “The Road,” “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “Carlito’s Way.”

Keith Kinnaird can be reached by email at kkinnaird@bonnercountydailybee and follow him on Twitter @KeithDailyBee.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Bugger! Clouds of aphids return to North Idaho

October 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press It’s ash aphid time in North Idaho. Each autumn, for a couple weeks, the purplish aphids swarm around green ash trees, a non-native ornamental tree imported from the East Coast and used in the Rocky...

Comments

Read More

Cd’A Library’s book bandit strikes again

October 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press The Coeur d’Alene Public Library is rewriting The Book Thief. At least one individual is intentionally hiding books within the library — specifically, books promoting LGBTQ rights, women’s right to ...

Comments

Read More

Priest Lake drawdown is underway

October 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee COOLIN — Priest Lake’s water level is inching its way down, according to the Idaho Lakes Commission. The Idaho Department of Water Resources began letting water out of the lake at the start of the m...

Comments

Read More

County forms music festival panel

October 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — Bonner County commissioners are forming a committee to conduct a feasibility study to determine if the county could sponsor a music festival if the Festival at Sandpoint is unable to cont...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2019 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X