In 2018, the task force recovered 174 stolen vehicles worth over $1.58M in value and filed 128 charges for vehicle theft.
The Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force (SNOCAT) is funded by a grant from the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority. The task force consists of detectives from the Marysville Police Department, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, and Washington State Patrol, as well as a prosecutor from the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office. The purpose of SNOCAT is to reduce vehicle theft in Snohomish County through pro-active enforcement efforts, apprehension of criminals who steal vehicles, and increasing public awareness of and education about auto theft.
Last year, 2,706 vehicles were reported stolen in Snohomish County. Nearly half of all auto theft is due to owner error. Here are 8 quick tips to help prevent auto theft: