North Precinct Detectives Arrest 10 In Series of Theft Operations

Major Crimes Task Force Detectives and the North Anti-Crime Team officers arrested 10 suspects in a series of operations along Aurora Avenue North, targeting property crime and prolific shoplifters.

Police had learned that shoplifters were hitting the Home Depot and Lowes stores on a nearly daily basis, committing misdemeanor and felony-level thefts.

Plain clothes officers, working with store security, on Thursday arrested 10 different suspects, including one man who attempted to flee and was later arrested for theft, eluding, obstruction, and DUI.

Officers later booked the 38-year-old suspect into King County Jail and returned to the stores to continue the operation. Police arrested 9 more people on charges ranging from theft to outstanding warrants for drug charges. Detectives will now work with the Prosecutor’s Office as the cases move forward.

Crime along the Aurora corridor continues to be a major point of emphasis for commanders in the North Precinct.