Search of stolen car yields stolen shotgun, several pounds of pot

MONROE, Wash. — Monroe police officers searching a stolen car found a stolen shotgun and several pounds of marijuana.

On April 18, officers spotted a Lexus sedan that was suspiciously parked behind Galaxy Theatres Monroe.

Two people were seen in the woods nearby, which raised suspicion for the officers, according to a Facebook post by Monroe police.

When the two people saw police, they ran.

Officers said they were able to quickly stop the fleeing pair — a 32-year-old woman from Sultan and a 36-year-old man from Lakebay.

During the investigation, police discovered the Lexus had been stolen.

Police said the man who fled had the ignition key to the stolen Lexus. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on charges of making a false-misleading statement to a public servant after falsely identifying himself as his brother.

On April 21, officers obtained a warrant to search the Lexus. Inside, they found a stolen shotgun and several pounds of marijuana.

Police are continuing to investigate.