Detectives looking for man in string of Snohomish County auto thefts

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EVERETT, Wash. - Snohomish County investigators are looking for a man who admitted to stealing at least 30 vehicles from the Everett and Marysville area since April.

According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, detectives have been investigating a string of auto thefts since April 9 when police arrested a man near Everett Community College attempting to steal a pickup truck.

After the arrest, the Snohomish County auto theft detectives worked with Everett and Marysville police departments to serve search warrants, recover stolen property from multiple burglaries and locate stolen vehicles and stolen property from a chop shop in the Lake Goodwin and Lake Howard area.

Corey Johnson, 31, has been arrested and booked on numerous counts of possession of stolen vehicle, theft of motor vehicle and burglary.

Now detectives are looking for another man, who is connected with the string of crimes.

James L. Phillips, 32, was Johnson’s partner.  He is described as white, 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes

Anyone who sees Phillips should not attempt to contact him and is urged to call 911.