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Snohomish County Investigators bust man with massive stash of firearms

Nov 7, 2022, 1:25 PM
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Investigators said as a result of the search warrant, an additional five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm will be added to the suspect's charges. (Photo courtesy of Everett Police)
(Photo courtesy of Everett Police)

The Everett Police Department (EPD) released a report of a man with a warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle out of King County, alongside multiple domestic violence warrants out of Snohomish County, who was seen abandoning an unreported stolen van outside a Seattle residence last week.

Investigators said the suspect ran inside when he realized police were in the area.

Police saw a pistol in open view on the center console, and the vehicle was impounded for a warrant.

EPD said probable cause was developed for a new possession of a stolen vehicle charge and an unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree.

Last week, members of the Violent Crimes Reduction Unit (VCRU) were in the area of the residence when the male suspect left and went back into his home.

VCRU went into the residence to arrest the man on his warrants. While searching for the suspect, investigators said VCRU officers saw a pistol, parts of an AR-15-style rifle, and ammunition in various calibers in his bedroom.

The suspect was found in the bedroom in a hidden compartment and arrested.

A search warrant for the home was granted. During the search, the following items were recovered: Two shotguns (one sawed off and illegal), two pistols, two rifles in various stages of construction, a rifle suppressor, numerous rifle magazines and various types of ammunition, and stolen tools belonging to the owner of the stolen van.

Investigators said as a result of the search warrant, an additional five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm will be added to his charges.

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Aurora Ave shooting leaves two injured

Seattle Police (SPD) reported two people were wounded in a drive-by shooting on Aurora Avenue early Monday.

According to SPD, around 1:30 a.m., the victims drove southbound on Aurora near N 125th Street and Aurora Avenue N when another vehicle pulled alongside them.

Investigators said someone in the second vehicle fired multiple rounds, hitting the male driver in the hand and foot, and the female passenger in the hand.

The suspect then took off.

Police collected evidence at the scene and continued to investigate. Both victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Man killed crossing Aurora Ave

Seattle Police Detectives are investigating a man who was hit by multiple vehicles while crossing Aurora Avenue in the Wallingford neighborhood Sunday night.

Seattle Police say at 10:15 p.m., a man in his 30s tried crossing the street in the 4500 block of Aurora Avenue North. The man made it to the center jersey barrier, jumped over, and was hit by multiple passing vehicles. The man died at the scene.

All involved drivers stopped at the scene and were evaluated by officers for impairment. No impairment was found.

Traffic collision detectives are now working with the King County Medical Examiner to determine the man’s identity.

Cyber tip leads to arrest of alleged Tacoma rapist

Tacoma Police Detectives from the Special Assault Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, along with members of the FBI South Sound Child Exploitation & Human Trafficking Taskforce and the Washington State Patrol Missing & Exploited Children Taskforce, served a warrant at a residence in Tacoma.

According to Tacoma Police investigators, the detectives’ investigation into a priority cyber tip was received on Oct. 25 from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children regarding concerns of manufactured child pornography.

Tacoma Police said the 40-year-old male named in the warrant was suspected of raping children, filming the abuse, and distributing the video and images. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was booked into jail on one count of rape of a child in the first degree, two counts of child molestation in the first degree, sexual exploitation of a minor, commercial sex abuse of a minor, and possessing and distributing child pornography.

Two juvenile victims have been identified in this case.

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Snohomish County Investigators bust man with massive stash of firearms