Two men arrested on multiple charges after Mill Creek car prowls

Two men arrested on multiple charges after Mill Creek car prowls
Two men were booked into the Snohomish County Jail Wednesday after police searched for a suspect in a car prowl. (Mill Creek PD/Mill Creek PD)

MILL CREEK, Wash. — Two men were booked into the Snohomish County Jail Wednesday after police searched for a car prowling suspect.

Mill Creek officers were called to the 14100 block of 27th Drive Southeast after someone called 911 to report seeing a man who was trying door handles and looking through windows of parked cars.

Police said the man was associated with a white sedan, which was later found to be a stolen.

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With help from five police agencies, officers surrounded the area and used a police dog to track the suspect.

Shortly after, a man was found hiding in a nearby vehicle. Police said he had car theft tools on him and later admitted to the crimes, but the person who called 911 said the suspect was not the man seen earlier.

Officers determined another man was involved with the stolen car and car prowling. The police dog continued tracking the area, and items left behind by the two suspects were found throughout the neighborhood, police said.

Officers found the second suspect near a greenbelt off a trail. Police said the man is a felon who had a gun on him as well as what was suspected to be methamphetamine.

A 30-year-old Mount Vernon man was booked into jail on felony warrants and for investigation of motor vehicle theft, possession of vehicle theft tools, second-degree car prowling and second-degree criminal trespass.

A second suspect, a 26-year-old Stanwood man, was booked for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance with no prescription, second-degree car prowling, possession of drug paraphernalia, and for felony warrants.