Stolen property to be released to owners
February 24, 2014
New: Feb. 24, 3:05 p.m.
Police are hoping to identify the owners of hundreds of items of stolen property and reunite people with their goods.
The items were stolen by a prolific duo that burglarized homes between Mill Creek, Wash. and Tigard, Ore. between January 2012 and July 2013.
Sammamish Police arrested Krystal Sweetman, 27 of Puyallup, and Steven Tipton, 27 of Tacoma, last July.
Sweetman has already pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 36 months of community custody. Police expect Tipton to plead guilty as well.
During the course of the investigation, police found the couple to have burglarized more than 80 residences. Many of the items were sold at local coin stores, and they netted more than $346,000 over the 18 months.
The couple also had a large storage unit packed with goods taken during the burglaries. Many of the items found in the storage unit are still unclaimed.
Detectives have photographed the property and posted the photos online. Items run the gamut, from jewelry, electronics and baseball cards to art, video games, family photos and a sword.
Detectives are hoping that anyone who was the victim of a burglary between January 2012 and July 2013 will look through the photos and see if anything belongs to them.
The photos are posted at: http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/kcsophotos/library/13-160094. The case-sensitive password is SammamishPD.
The first image shows a form people will need to fill out to claim the property. People will need to provide a case number and some proof that the item is theirs.
Police expect there may be a high interest in checking the photos. If the site is unavailable, they suggest trying again at a later time.