On Thursday night, April 03rd, members of the Marysville Police Department N.I.T.E. Team
were looking into possible criminal activity taking place in a central Marysville neighborhood
that were brought to the attention of officers by area residents. Their initial investigation led
them to a residence in the 5200 block of 81st Pl. NE.
While officers were making contact with the occupants of this residence they observed what was
later identified as two stolen motorcycles. Also during the contact an officer observed a bicycle
matching the description of a unique and expensive Olympic style racing bicycle that had been
stolen a couple of weeks prior in residential burglary in Marysville. The bike was worth over
Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and recovered the two motorcycles and the
bicycle. During the search an additional 61 bicycles were recovered from the yard and garage
along with a stolen 12-foot Coleman camping trailer. Several firearms were removed from the
residence, including one that had been previously reported stolen.
One adult male was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for felony possession of stolen
“While the investigation is on-going and we continue to look into the firearms and narcotics that
were located in the search warrant, we are hoping to return as many of the stolen bicycles as
possible to their rightful owners,” said Lt. Mark Thomas. “The bicycles range from your average
BMX, mountain, and touring bikes to several high-end road bikes,” Thomas said.
Citizens who have been the victim of a bicycle theft in the last year and believe that one of the bikes recovered may have been theirs can go to a website link specifically created for victims to view photos of the recovered bicycles. The bicycles can be viewed at http://docs.marysvillewa.gov/htcomnet/Handlers/AnonymousDownload.ashx?folder=075ea11b.
Persons who visit the site to view the photos and see a bicycle they believe to be theirs should
contact Officer Brad Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360.363.8387. Officer Smith
will be scheduling appointments for citizens to come to the department in order to identify
bicycles belonging to them. Supporting documentation, such as receipts, documented serial
numbers, personal photographs or even previously filed police reports may be used to verify
Appointments for viewing will be made for Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2:30 and 3:30 pm
for the next three weeks, ending on April 24th.