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Snohomish County Launches Property Crime Unit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 26, 2015

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the police departments of Marysville, Lake Stevens, Stillaguamish Tribe and Tulalip Tribe have launched a new North County Property Crime Unit. The unit is comprised of property crime detectives from several agencies who will collaborate to track down the most prolific thieves in the county.

“This unit is all about being proactive in the way we fight crime in Snohomish County,” said Sheriff Ty Trenary. “Combining our investigations staff and sharing data will help us identify and arrest our community’s most harmful criminals.”

The unit will focus on crimes such as burglary, major theft, fraud and trafficking in stolen property, as well as crimes that stem from these types of incidents.

“We know property crimes are almost always related to other criminal activity, like drugs, identity theft, auto theft, and more,” said Marysville PD Chief Rick Smith. “By getting these thieves off of our streets and into jail, we are taking care of several crimes that directly affect the quality of life of the communities we serve.”

The unit operates out of the Marysville Police Department.