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Task force discovers suspected chop-shop with stolen vehicle

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EVERETT — Detectives found hundreds of car parts at a suspected chop-shop behind a home in Everett.

Officers served the search warrant at the house on the 2400 block of 75th Street SE around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

In the backyard, investigators also discovered a stolen tow truck and several vehicles.

Police took the man accused of running the illegal and unlicensed wrecking yard into custody.

Auto theft detectives went through all the car parts and collected VIN numbers from the vehicles. They are trying to determine if any of the cars were reported stolen.

“There is a hood back there. I can already tell it has identifying numbers on it so we’re going to be able to tell if it is stolen or not,” said Terry Haldeman with the Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force.

Often times, the parts on older vehicles are worth more than the entire car, according to Haldeman.

The task force along with the Everett Police Department and the Washington State Patrol are conducting the investigation.

While searching the backyard, investigators arrested a woman at the home on an outstanding warrant.

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5 comments

  • Kenneth Briggs

    where did he get the tow truck ? oh well thanks to the police department for shutting this scum down . how about a year for each car and other charges and fines and after jail prison time no license for five years after he gets out teach him to be a good boy

  • Jorge

    If they find a 1990 Corolla thats light blue or even the frame I would like to be contacted, was stolen over a couple months ago in arlington.

  • Dawna

    This house is also referred to as the “murder house” by those that live in the neighborhood. There have been 2 murders in it and there always seemed to be something shady going on. Hopefully he’ll stay in jail longer this time.

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