Got this update this morning 6/21/13 9:30am: Marysville, Washington- On June 19, 2013 SNOCAT Investigators released information and the photo of James L. Phillips with a request for the public’s help locating Mr. Phillips.
Immediately following the first media broadcast of this information Mr. Phillips called investigators and declined to turn himself in to police. Over the course of the afternoon and evening detectives learned that Phillips was planning to leave the Snohomish County area and received tips about where Phillips might be.
At about 10:45 PM on June 19th, Marysville Officers stopped a vehicle in the 5200 Sunnyside Blvd, in which Phillips was a passenger. Phillips ran from the vehicle but was captured by Officers. Phillips was transported to the Marysville Jail and later transferred to the Snohomish County Jail to be booked for the outstanding probable cause.
Snohomish County law enforcement thanks the media and community for your help apprehending Mr. Phillips.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has put out a wanted bulletin for a guy who they say has admitted to taking more than two dozen vehicles recently….Detectives from the SNOCAT Auto Theft Task Force have been cooperatively investigating a string of auto thefts from Everett and Marysville since April 2013. The investigation began on April 9, 2013 when Everett Police arrested a male suspect near Everett Community College, after he attempted to steal a pickup truck.
Over the months that followed, SNOCAT Detectives worked with Investigators from the Everett and Marysville Police Departments to serve search warrants, recover stolen property from multiple burglaries as well as locating a number of stolen vehicles and stolen property from a chop shop in the Lake Goodwin / Lake Howard area.
Corey Johnson, a 31-year-old Marysville resident has been arrested and booked on numerous counts of Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Theft of Motor Vehicle and Burglary. Detectives are continuing their investigation and ask for the public’s help locating another suspect in this string of crimes.
James L. Phillips is a 32-year-old transient living in Snohomish County who has admitted to stealing at least 30 vehicles from the Everett / Marysville area over the last three months and was a partner of Johnson’s.
Attached you will find a May 2013 booking photo of Mr. Phillips and information. The public is asked to call 911 if they know where Mr. Phillips is or see him and not attempt to contact him.