Juveniles are charged in connection with car theft

January 2, 2013

By Michele Mihalovich

Two boys were charged with felonies after multiple vehicle break-ins and a car theft in North Bend.

Thomas M. Campbell, 15, and Bailey W. Polson, 16, are accused of entering multiple vehicles the night of Aug. 19, stealing GPS systems, a camera, flashlights, cell phone, loose change and, eventually, a black BMW, according to charging documents from the King County Superior Court’s juvenile department.

While looking for things inside the vehicle, the boys found an extra set of keys to the BMW and drove off, according to court documents.

The next afternoon, the owner of the BMW phoned 911 to report she saw juveniles in her vehicle driving near Southeast Cedar Falls Road and Southeast North Bend Way, and she followed the vehicle to Torguson Park, according to court documents.

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Campbell and Polson, along with two other boys, in the vehicle.

According to court documents, those two boys had nothing to do with the BMW theft.

Polson was charged Oct. 12 with felony theft of a vehicle, and gross misdemeanors of second-degree vehicle prowl and third-degree possession of stolen property, according to court documents.

Campbell was charged with felony second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission, and gross misdemeanors of second-degree vehicle prowl and third-degree possession of stolen property, according to court documents.

Both boys pleaded not guilty at their Nov. 5 arraignments, and no trial date has been set, according to Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

Michele Mihalovich: 392-6434, ext. 246, or editor@snovalleystar.com.

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