Kent police discover trove of stolen property
By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
March 12, 2010 · Updated 1:57 PM
A consortium of King County police agencies discovered thousands of dollars in stolen property yesterday, and arrested two wanted car prowl suspects in connection with the crime.
Detectives and investigators from the Kent, Renton and Tukwila Police Departments and King County Sheriff’s Office, working with the King County Prosecutor’s Office, have reported that Bonneau "Bo" Harris and Tiffany Schatz prowled over 100 cars that were parked outside of department stores in South King County.
Police say the duo stole more than $50,000 in property that includes GPS units, laptop computers, cell phones, wallets and purses. Photographs of this property has been published on the City of Kent Web site for owners to identify and recover. www.ci.kent.wa.us
The treasure trove of stolen goods included some obscure items such as, titanium Boeing bolts, children's clothes, and a luxurious wedding dress.
Police caught the thieves after a surveillance camera showed them allegedly using a stolen credit card at a gas station and buying food at a McDonalds in Kent. The suspects drove away.
Police eventually found the stolen property in a storage locker and several local pawn shops. Many of the items have been returned, although there is still property left to be claimed.
Since the extent of the prowls is unknown, Islanders are also encouraged to check the Kent Web site and see if any of the property has been taken in recent car prowls on Mercer Island.
"These guys don't respect boundaries, so they could have easily branched into North King County [for car prowls]," said Kent Lieutenant Lisa Price.
If stolen property is identified on the Web site, victims should contact Kent Officer Bateman at (253) 856-5894 or by email for assistance in recovering the item.Contact Mercer Island Reporter Staff Reporter Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.