Thursday, December 19, 2013

ID Theft case

On December 17th at approximately 2225 hours, a Fife Police Department K-9 Officer spotted a vehicle that he recognized as being a suspect vehicle in a burglary in the City of Edgewood.  The officer contacted the occupants of the vehicle in an attempt to identify possible suspects in the Edgewood burglary.  The male and female occupants both lied about their names and were taken into custody.  The male was found to have methamphetamine in his pocket as well as multiple identifications.  The female told the officer that there was a gun and felony drugs inside the vehicle before she claimed to have swallowed an amount of heroin and had to be transported to the hospital. 

 Fife Detectives served a search warrant on the vehicle, a silver 2006 Dodge Charger,  and found evidence linking it to the burglary in Edgewood as well as a handgun stolen in a burglary in Auburn.  Detectives also located numerous items of stolen mail from what they believe may belong to as many as 200 victims through Pierce and King Counties.  Detectives also believe that the male may have used one of his false identifications to purchase a vehicle in Federal Way. 

 The male was booked into Pierce County Jail for possession of stolen property, identity theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  Detectives are continuing their investigation and are attempting to contact owners of the stolen mail.