CAPTURED: Burglary bust in Pierce County nets one of state’s most wanted car crooks — and his girlfriend

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FUGITIVE CAPTURED September 5, 2014 —
David Prink was arrested by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department on Friday for burglary, along with his girlfriend, Cherese Peak.

Court documents say neighbors spotted the accused criminal couple breaking into a vacant house on B Street E. in Tacoma. When deputies arrived, one saw Cherese Peak through a bedroom window, told her to come to the door. Deputies say Peak yelled something, then disappeared. A second deputy got in through a back door which had been locked from the inside by a screwdriver. Deputies say Peak was trying to escape, but was caught inside the home. They say she was yelling, swearing and being extremely uncooperative on the way to jail.

A third deputy says she spotted David Prink trying to escape out a window. She drew her taser, told Prink to stop and put up his hands — and he did.

Prink gave them a fake name, but deputies figured out he was lying when he was booked into the Pierce County Jail.

Inside the house, deputies found numerous tools, including a bolt cutter and crow bar.


Detectives say wanted car crook, David Prink, is known to carry an ax and is wanted in King and Snohomish Counties for stolen vehicles and drugs.

He has a tattoo of a joker clown holding a hatchet on his left forearm.

Investigators say he recently lost a bunch of weight.

Police say Prink targets older Nissan Sentra’s and is active around the Aurora corridor of north Seattle, as well as the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park areas.

If you know where he is, call an anonymous tip into:


You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

Click here for information on how to text a tip to Crime Stoppers.

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