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Weekend “Yard Sale” Tip Leads to Stolen Appliances

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 23, 2015

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, shari.ireton@snoco.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

EVERETT, Wash. –A tip to 911 about a suspicious yard sale last weekend led to the recovery of more than a dozen appliances believed to have been stolen from construction sites.

The person who called 911 said he had visited the yard sale at the 12100 block of Andrew Sater Rd on Saturday morning, June 20. He became suspicious after he noticed that a refrigerator had a cut water hose and noted that the story about how the seller came to possess the items for sale changed several times. 

Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the residence around 1 p.m. and were able to determine that several appliances at the scene had the same serial numbers as items stolen from construction sites in the Bothell are.  Deputies recovered a dishwasher, three 32” bathtubs, three shower kits, two fireplaces, six ranges and/or ovens, a microwave, a tankless water heater, and a refrigerator. Some items have been returned to identified owners, others are being stored in the Evidence Unit until they can be claimed.

Sheriff’s deputies questioned several people at the scene, but no arrests were made.  The case has been forwarded to property crime detective and is still under investigation.  

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