Suspect leaves shoe behind at scene of crime

Covington police arrest one man for a stolen car and tools

  • Friday, January 10, 2020 2:47pm
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The Covington Police played the role of antithesis Prince Charming as they searched for the owner of a shoe left at the scene of a crime.

It started on Wednesday night, Jan. 8, when a Covington resident’s truck was broken into, according to a city press release. The garage door remote from the truck was used to enter the resident’s garage and the suspect took tools from inside. There were no suspect information on Wednesday.

On Thursday morning, Jan. 9, Covington Police located a vehicle in a Covington neighborhood that was reported stolen from Kent, according to the press release. The stolen car was full of tools that were likely stolen, but unfortunately none of the tools belonged to the victim from the night before. Police also noticed one lone sneaker in the driver seat. Soon a suspect was arrested after they attempted to flee from the stolen car when the Covington police spotted the vehicle. The suspect was only wearing one shoe. The suspect was booked in King County jail for possession of stolen property.

Covington police wants to remind residents to check on their belongings and double check their home security before bed, preferably at 9 p.m. each night. This is called the #9PMroutine.

“Set an alarm each night to remember to check on things before heading to bed like; check the house to make sure it is locked, including pushing the lock button on the garage door and the lock the interior door leading from the garage into the house; make sure that valuables inside the home are not visible from outside; check all the cars left outside to make sure they are locked and no valuables are left inside, including garage remotes,” the press release stated.

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