King County Sheriff seeks owners of stolen property

These are just some of the items that the King County Sheriff
These are just some of the items that the King County Sheriff's Office is trying to get back to their respective owners.
— image credit: contributed photo/KCSO

Burglary victims between January 2012 and July 2013 residing between Mill Creek and Tigard, Ore. are encouraged to contact the King County Sheriff's Office. Detectives from the Sammamish Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Office are trying to find the owners of stolen property that was recovered last July after the arrest of a couple who admitted to committing dozens of burglaries.

Detectives have photographed the unclaimed property and have provided a link to photos for the public to view. To access the photos use the password SammamishPD. The password is case sensitive.

Detectives are asking anyone who was the victim of a burglary during the time in question to look at the photos to see if any of the property belongs them.

"If you see property that you believe belongs to you follow the instructions on the link," said KCSO spokesperson Cindi West. "You will be asked to provide the case number of your burglary and will need to provide some proof the item is yours."

Krystal Sweetman, 27 of Puyallup and Steven Tipton, 27 of Tacoma were arrested last July after an investigation that revealed the couple had committed over 80 residential burglaries between January 2012 and July 2013. The couple sold many of the stolen items at area coin shops netting over $346,000 in the 18 month crime spree.

Detectives also discovered that the pair had a storage unit that was packed with property taken from the burglaries. Many of the stolen items from the storage unit have not been claimed and detectives are hoping to reunite victims with their property.

In January, Sweetman pled guilty to multiple charges and was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 36 months in community custody.

Tipton is expected to plead later this month. For more information call 804-885-5276. Do not call other police department numbers.


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