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WMW CAPTURES #752 and #753 – Snohomish County deputies arrested Chantel Mahoney and Darin Olinger on March 31.  They are accused of helping Timothy Curtis steal a man’s car from a casino in Arlington.  Detective Glen DeWitt with the North Snohomish County Property Crimes Unit says Olinger picked the victim’s coat up with his keys in it while he was distracted playing a slot machine.

Olinger, Mahoney and Curtis were seen on surveillance video leaving the casino and then stealing the 1996 Infiniti. “They walk right out to his car and get in it and drive away like they own it,” said Det. DeWitt.  Mahoney and Olinger were identified from the surveillance video thanks to WMW Viewer tips to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.  Curtis was caught on February 26 thanks to a tip.


FUGITIVE CAPTURED February 26, 2016 —
The North Snohomish County Property Crimes Unit arrested accused car thief, Timothy Curtis, on Friday night at Danny’s Midway Tavern thanks to tips from Washington’s Most Wanted viewers.

He is WMW Capture #736

The other two suspects in the case are still unidentified.

Do you recognize this couple walking into this casino in Arlington?

The North Snohomish County Property Crimes Unit is trying to identify them and is asking for help finding Timothy Curtis.

All three are accused of stealing a man’s beige 1996 Infiniti. The victim lost his car key in the casino and instead of returning it, Det. Glenn DeWitt says they stole the vehicle. “They walk right out to his car and get in it and drive away like they own it.”

Det. DeWitt says Curtis then had a woman who they have not identified post the wheels and tires for sale online. The victim scoured the Internet. “He found them for sale on an auction website. He made contact with the female that was selling them. He went there and he looked at his tires, he met with them at a house in Marysville, saw his wheels and tires and recognized them as his, then called 911 and let us know where they were,” said Det. DeWitt.

The Property Crimes Unit served a search warrant and recovered the wheels and tires for the victim. Curtis has been on the run since that day, January 21st.

Detectives say he's transient in the north Snohomish County Marysville/Lake Stevens areas.

He likes to frequent the casinos in Snohomish and Skagit counties.

He has ties to Spokane as well.

Curtis also has two misdemeanor warrants: One out of Marysville for unlawful camping and the other out of Spokane for Possession of Stolen Property.

If you know where he is or if you can identify the other two suspects, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000. Just call the hot line anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You must call Crime Stoppers with your tip to be eligible for the cash reward. You can also submit the tip online at