Snohomish Home Depot Thief Out Again From Jail

Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office did not file charges despite the diligent work and research of Deputy Bradley Dawes which provided sufficient foundation for "Probable Cause" to be obtained from the court to let police arrest the Lake Stevens man on sight at Home Depot the very next morning. And the suspect pleaded guilty to possession of stolen goods [for other crimes] on April 28 to Judge Anna Alexander who charged him with five days of jail, upon which he was immediately released for already having served that period of time while jailed for the warrant.

At the time the article was published, Police were seeking charges for organized retail theft against the Lake Stevens man for the Home Depot thefts. The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office had not filed charges into court specifically about these thefts and the man was released.

At various events, I have mentioned the Home Depot thefts referenced in these articles. The suspect had been arrested for a string of 15 documented thefts from Home Depot in January and February of 2022. He has yet to be charged in those thefts and is currently free.

The most troubling aspect of this article, if true, is that the 15 thefts weren’t enough to have the suspect removed from a diversion program but failing to appear for a hearing on a 2018 burglary charge was.

As your prosecutor, I will not allow any residential burglar to qualify for a diversion program. This is a failure of our legal system that must stop; if you agree, I ask for your vote.

Brett Rogers

for Snohomish County Prosecutor (R)

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