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CAPTURED: Arlington Police arrest couple caught on camera using burglary victim’s stolen credit card

ARLINGTON — February 9, 2018

Luke James and Makenzie Summers made their first appearance in Snohomish Count court today.   Arlington Police arrested them on Friday, Feb. 9th.   They are being held  on one count each of Possession of Stolen Property 2nd degree and Identity Theft 2nd degree as well as several other charges. Officers located them just outside the city limits near where they had a camp set up.  The judge ordered bail to remain at $10,000 for James and set bail at $5,000 for Summers.

They were identified thanks to a huge response to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound from Washington’s Most Wanted viewers after we aired surveillance video of them using a victim’s credit card stolen during a home burglary in Smokey Point. “This case would not be solved without that information from the viewers, telling us who they think these individuals are and we received well over 50 tips that all confirmed that the two individuals in the video were, indeed, Luke James and Kenzy Summers. Just wanted to say thank you to all of the viewers who provided information,” said Kristin Banfield with Arlington Police.

Summers and James are WMW Captures #959 and #960 thanks to Crime Stoppers tips from our viewers.  

ORIGINAL STORY —

Arlington Police are asking for the public's help to identify two suspects connected to a home burglary in Smokey Point on January 12th.

Detectives say they were seen on surveillance cameras using a credit card stolen from a home while a family was away on vacation. He bought a video game system and she purchased $400 worth of makeup and items for a dog.

"On our female, first of all we have a unique hairstyle, a pony tail off to the side which is somewhat unusual. Also, the zebra print on the sweatshirt, fuzzy boots and sweats. On the young man, he comes in with baseball hat, hoodie, t-shirt with some type of design on it and very distinctive tennis shoes, black with white strips and the red soles so we're hoping that somebody will recognize either one of them or the clothing and be able to connect it to these individuals," said Kristin Banfield with Arlington Police.

The suspects charged up $1,000 worth of items on the victim's credit card. Banfield cautions everyone to be vigilant when they are leaving to take a trip.

"It's extremely important to have someone checking your home periodically. A lot of our departments have vacation check programs. Contact your local police department to see if they do have those.  Also, make sure you stop papers and mail. Either have a neighbor pick those up immediately when the mail is delivered or when the paper's delivered or just go to the post office and contact your local paper delivery and have it stopped while you're on vacation," said Banfield.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspects' arrest.  If you know who they are, submit a tip via the P3 Tips App on your smart phone or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All calls are anonymous. You can also submit the information at http://www.P3Tips.com