4 arrested in burglary at Monroe AT&T store

MONROE — When the cops closed in Monday night, the thieves allegedly tried to ditch the loot. Unfortunately for them, Monroe police and a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy already had their number.

The four young people from King County were in a dark-colored sedan, stopped by a deputy along U.S. 2. The vehicle matched the description of a car that minutes earlier had left the scene of a smash-and-grab burglary, Monroe police said.

Just before 10:30 p.m., somebody kicked through the glass doors at the AT&T store in Monroe. The thieves were seen carrying out merchandise and putting it in a Ford with tinted windows.

Witnesses provided police with a description of the car. As the deputy closed in to stop the vehicle, a cardboard box suddenly showed up along the shoulder.

Inside the car, the deputy found three young men and young woman, ages 15 to 19.

“As one of the suspects exited the vehicle, broken glass pieces were found on his shoes,” Monroe police said.

There was more broken glass inside the car. Tucked into the woman’s clothing, meanwhile, was a box label with the address of the Monroe AT&T store.

A witness to the break-in reportedly identified the car stopped along the highway was the one used by the thieves.

A Monroe police sergeant, meanwhile, checked the cardboard box that the deputy had spotted along the road. There were cellphones inside.

All of the suspects were booked for investigation of second-degree burglary and first-degree theft.

More in Local News

If vehicles crash and tumble, rescuers want to be ready

The Puyallup Extrication Team practiced with other fire departments on cars, SUVs and even buses.

Man arrested after stolen car crashes in Everett

The accident occurred in the 100 block of SE Everett Mall Way.

5-vehicle crash in Arlington kills 62-year-old woman

Medics had transported her to the hospital, where she later died.

2 men hospitalized after rollover collision on U.S. 2

Two men were taken to the hospital with minor injuries… Continue reading

Marysville police serve a warrant — across the street from HQ

A man who fled was taken into custody. Police were serving a warrant for alleged drug-related crimes.

Marysville man charged with stabbing wife who sought divorce

Nathan Bradford, 45, found divorce papers while going through the woman’s car.

Man on ferry accuses child of theft, allegedly pulls knife

The man was arrested, no one was hurt, and the ferry was delayed 30 minutes on its way to Mukilteo.

State is close but still not compliant in school-funding case

Lawmakers must act during the next legislative session to satisfy the state Supreme Court.

Dems say GOP tax plan doesn’t add up for everyone

Rep. Suzan DelBene’s amendments to restore deductions, which the bill does away with, were rejected.

Most Read