First Parent, Then Car Thief Leave Toddler Alone In Running Car

November 7, 2018

Police Blotter

car theft

Where the suspected car thief left the vehicle running with a 3-year-old inside.

More details coming in on a story we first reported yesterday as a car left running at a south Everett gas station was stolen, a 3-year-old in the back, strapped into a car seat.

Today a judge ordered the suspect, a 29-year-old Everett woman held on $7,500.00 bond.

According to probable cause papers filed by Everett Police in relation to the case the store’s video shows a man pulling up into the fire lane at the gas station-convenience store at 510 W. Casino Road in a white Acura TL. He leaves the car running and unlocked. He enters the store.

Within the same minute the suspect walks up from the north side of the store, opens the Acura and drives away south through the parking lot and south on 5th Avenue West.

Everett Police flood the area on the report of a stolen car with a toddler inside. After several minutes an Everett Police officer spots a white Acura TL in the east parking lot of Glacier Lanes off 4th Avenue West and Evergreen Way about a mile away from where the car had been stolen.

As they check the car they find it running, with the three-year-old alone in the back seat.

After an extensive search of the area with K-9, detectives and patrol officers Everett Police locate and arrest the suspect. She was wearing the same clothes as seen on the store video at the time of the theft.

The suspect is currently in the Snohomish County Jail on $7500.00 bond under probable cause for reckless endangerment and auto theft. She has an extensive criminal history. Prosecutors have 3 days to file formal charges.

No word yet if the child’s father may also face reckless endangerment charges for leaving the child in a running vehicle while parked in the fire lane of a convenience store.



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