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

Everett district relents on eminent domain moving expenses

Homeowners near Bothell still must be out by April to make way for a planned new high school.

Their grown children died, but state law won’t let them sue

Families are seeking a change in the state’s limiting wrongful-death law.

Officials rule train-pedestrian death an accident

The 37-year-old man was trying to move off the tracks when the train hit him, police say.

Ex-Monroe cop re-arrested after losing sex crime case appeal

He was sentenced to 14 months in prison but was free while trying to get his conviction overturned.

Marysville hit-and-run leaves man with broken bones

The state patrol has asked for help solving an increasing number of hit-and-run cases in the state.

Everett man killed at bar had criminal history, gang ties

A bar employee reportedly shot Matalepuna Malu, 29, whose street name was “June Bug.”

Front Porch

EVENTS Autoharpist in Everett Folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller returns… Continue reading

Shock from WSU suicide ripples through Snohomish County

Roughly 1 in 10 seniors, sophomores and 8th-graders said they had attempted to take their own lives.

$1,000 reward for info on who killed an eagle near Snohomish

After being shot, the raptor was treated at the Sarvey Wildlife Center but died overnight.

Most Read