Juveniles arrested after theft spree
August 20, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
Four juvenile boys were arrested Aug. 19 after a rash of car break-ins and thefts in North Bend neighborhoods, according to North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner.
This comes after the Aug. 7 arrest of two juvenile boys who went on a vandalism rampage in North Bend that lasted two hours and caused roughly $10,000 in damages.
Toner said the most recent incident, involving boys from the North Bend area between the ages of 15 and 17, were prowling unlocked cars during the night of Aug. 18 through the morning of Aug. 19.
He said the boys also stole a 2000 BMW from one home and used it to travel to other North Bend areas to commit the thefts.
The four boys were arrested at Torguson Park in North Bend while in the stolen car, and police found a variety of items in the car that did not belong to the car’s owner, Toner said, adding that it is assumed those items were stolen from other victims throughout the night.
“We are looking for the owners of these items,” he said. ”If you find that your car was prowled this weekend, we urge you to file a report with the King County Sheriff’s Office as soon as is practical.”
Toner urged people to call the KCSO’s nonemergency number, 206-296-3311, or file online at
Toner said he anticipates felony charges will be filed against the boys later this week.
“This series of thefts is a good reminder to ensure people lock their cars and remove valuables from sight, even when parked in their own driveways,” he said. “By removing the temptation and opportunity from the thieves, we will be taking a significant step toward crime prevention.”