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Car Theft

Big drop in auto theft in Snohomish County; reasons are many

EVERETT — There were 583 fewer vehicle thefts in Snohomish County in 2015 but it is hard to pinpoint exactly why.Detectives believe the drop is due to a combination of factors, including crime-prevention education efforts, media coverage and aggressive prosecutions...

Date: 01/19/2016 | Local News

6 teens arrested after stolen car rams Renton police cruiser

RENTON — Six teens have been arrested after a stolen car rammed a Renton police cruiser.KOMO-TV reported officers started following a stolen vehicle Friday at 8:35 p.m. when they saw it driving in the area of Gene Coulon Park on Lake Washington.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Northwest

Lake Stevens couple, jailed for abandoning kids, arrested again

MARYSVILLE — A Lake Stevens couple who abandoned their children in a decrepit house earlier this year have been arrested again, this time for a police pursuit involving a stolen car.Amanda Foley...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

Man arrested in Marysville after chase of stolen car

MARYSVILLE — The pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle Tuesday ended with the arrest of a man wanted by the state Department of Corrections.

Date: 10/14/2015 | Local News

Driver of stolen car dies in fiery crash near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A 19-year-old man died Monday night after a police pursuit ended in a fiery crash at Cathcart Way and Highway 9.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Local News

Driver of stolen car dies in fiery crash near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A 19-year-old man died Monday night after a police pursuit ended in a fiery crash at Cathcart Way and Highway 9.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Local News

'Hallelujah': Man's stolen ashes returned to Snohomish family

SNOHOMISH — Joyce Graham sees it as a brave and noble act.Not the theft of her son's car, with the box of her late husband's ashes inside, but the way the ashes were quietly returned to her...

Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News

County task force hopes to reduce car theft with club locks

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force hopes the Benjamin Franklin adage "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" still holds true in modern times.They're equipping sheriff's deputies and Marysville patrol officers with 250 club locks...

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News

Family seeks return of man’s ashes, lost in car theft

EVERETT — Richard “Dick” Graham’s family gathered Wednesday to remember him.“It was a celebration,” said his widow, Joyce. Before his July 22 death, Graham had struggled for years with Alzheimer’s disease.Something was missing from the celebration, though.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Local News

Everett woman sentenced in stolen school bus chase

BLAINE — An Everett woman will spend a year in prison for stealing an empty school bus in Stanwood and driving it north to Blaine before crashing it into a patrol car, then trying to swim away from police in the Blaine harbor.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News

Driver of stolen truck crashes into Camas house

CAMAS — When a southwest Washington homeowner heard what she thought was a crash in the street, she didn’t dream it was actually in her house.Then Ann Degenshein says she opened her window and saw a pickup truck sticking out of her front entrance.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest

Charges filed in Kent carjacking that led to owner’s death

KENT — King County prosecutors have filed charges accusing a 35-year-old man of murder in connection with a carjacking that led to the vehicle owner’s death in Kent.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest

Suspects sought in Monroe carjacking incident

Editor's Note: Police now say the report was made up. An updated story was posted on June 10.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Sirens

Chase leads to arrest; child’s bicycle among getaway vehicles

EVERETT — In the end, the man wasn’t much of a getaway driver. He tried, though, using a pickup, a motorcycle and a child’s bicycle snatched from under the boy’s nose.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Local News

1 killed, 2 hurt in crash after carjacking in Lakewood

TACOMA — Authorities say a woman was killed and two men were critically injured when the stolen vehicle they were in crashed during a pursuit by Tacoma police.

Date: 05/10/2015 | Northwest

Empty school bus stolen from Stanwood-Camano district

BLAINE — A woman crashed a stolen school bus into a patrol car in Blaine on Friday afternoon, then tried to swim away from police, according to authorities.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Sirens

Arson possibly to blame for fire that destroyed suspected chop shop

LAKE GOODWIN — Investigators believe a fire that destroyed a house near Lake Goodwin last month was intentionally set.An arson investigation is ongoing, according to the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Date: 04/07/2015 | Local News

Suspect charged in thefts from trooper, Forest Service agent

EVERETT — The victims included a Washington State Patrol trooper and a U.S. Forest Service agent.Someone broke into their vehicles, and a bunch of others, in Marysville last month. Police believe they have caught the culprit.The trooper discovered March 1...

Date: 04/01/2015 | Local News

Sketch of Lynnwood car theft suspect released

LYNNWOOD — Detectives released a sketch Wednesday of a man suspected of a March 4 car theft, in which a woman was pulled from her car.The stolen white 1997 Mercedes Benz was recovered Friday, two...

Date: 03/12/2015 | Local News

2 arrested after trail of clues leads to stolen wire

MONROE — Whoever broke into a Snohomish County PUD substation last week left a generous trail of clues.Monroe police believe they also were as punctual as they were predictable.As a result, they nabbed two suspects with stolen wire in the trunk of their car.

Date: 02/23/2015 | Local News

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