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Car Theft

'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


Stolen Richland tow truck could be used to take cars

RICHLAND — A Richland towing company is worried that whoever stole one of its tow trucks might use it to steal cars.Rad Towing owner James Hutchinson told KNDU-TV that the tow truck was new and not marked with the company logo.

Date: 01/27/2015 | Northwest


Stolen heavy equipment a challenge for task force

EVERETT — Big rigs worth big bucks often leave few clues when they're stolen.That's the challenge the Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force is facing these days.In recent months, nine pieces of heavy equipment belonging to Snohomish County companies have...

Date: 01/03/2015 | Local News


3 arrested in car thefts from Marysville rental agency

MARYSVILLE — Detectives believe they have caught up with three culprits in the latest round of car thefts from local businesses.

Date: 12/19/2014 | Local News


10th teen in Bothell car lot burglary arrested

SEATTLE — Another teen suspected of breaking into a car lot Friday in Bothell was arrested Sunday by Seattle police gang unit detectives at the food court at Northgate mall in Seattle.

Date: 12/08/2014 | Northwest


Police say car thefts in Edmonds and Bothell may be related

BOTHELL — Detectives believe there are ties between a break-in at a Bothell auto dealership early Friday morning and a string of cars stolen from two Edmonds lots late last month.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Local News


Police seek stolen heirloom Jeep

MARYSVILLE — An unusual Jeep theft had detectives scouring Snohomish County on Thursday morning.The tan 1982 Jeep was on a trailer parked in the area of 116th Street NE in Marysville.The Jeep and trailer disappeared between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Date: 12/04/2014 | Local News


Edmonds police seek thieves who stole 7 vehicles

EDMONDS — Police on Monday were hunting for some car thieves who drove off with seven vehicles from an auto dealership on Highway 99.

Date: 11/24/2014 | Local News


Stolen car driver flees, killed in crash near Covington

COVINGTON — A King County sheriff’s spokesman says a theft suspect driving a car with a stolen license plate fled from a deputy and died in a crash involving a pickup truck. Three people were seriously injured in the crash.

Date: 09/29/2014 | Northwest


Car-theft suspect arrested after search in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD — A suspected car thief was arrested after a manhunt near Lynnwood on Friday.A stolen pickup truck was spotted about 9 a.m. in the 1400 block of 164th Street SW, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.The driver fled from deputies.

Date: 09/05/2014 | Local News


Monroe police seek pair in carjacking

MONROE — Police are investigating a carjacking in Monroe on Tuesday night.The victim, a 31-year-old Marysville woman, had given a ride to a man and a woman she met in a fast-food parking lot off U.S. 2.

Date: 09/03/2014 | Local News




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