The Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force led a multi-agency operation to recover stolen vehicles in the Parkland area.
In all, the agencies recovered the following vehicles:
- Nissan Rogue
- Two Ford F-250s
- Honda Accord
- Toyota Camry
- Mazda 6
- Kia Sportage
(Puget Sound Auto Task Force)
One of the Ford F-250s was reported stolen from Kent, but was located in Parkland at a home near 131st St E and A St S. Authorities say a 30-year-old man was inside the truck when officers found it, and was arrested for unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.
A 32-year-old man was arrested also at this location, and was booked on two felony warrants for stolen vehicles.
The Honda Accord was found in an apartment complex near 112th St E and Fifth Ave E. According to authorities, a suspect was found inside the car and arrested, but had a severe medical issue requiring hospitalization, so they were not booked into jail.
Lastly, a stolen license plate was found on an unoccupied vehicle in Parkland, and a stolen trailer arrived at the vehicle identification number (VIN) check station at Washington State Patrol.
Recovered vehicles had been reported missing in Fife, Kent, Auburn, Seattle, Buckley, Puyallup and Parkland.
Authorities urge drivers to take steps to protect their car. Tips include:
- Remove or hide all valuables
- Lock your car
- Don’t leave keys or fobs inside
- Don’t leave your vehicle running unattended
- Use anti-theft vehicles like an alarm, kill switch or steering wheel lock
- Park in well-lit areas