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SNOCAT Seeks the Public’s Help Locating Vehicle Theft Suspect 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 15, 2019

CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force (SNOCAT) seeks the public’s help to locate 25 year-old Kyle Matthews who is suspected of vehicle theft and eluding police in a stolen vehicle.

  • On December 23, 2018 Bellevue Police investigated a vehicle prowl at Cougar Mountain trailhead. One of the items stolen during the vehicle prowl was the victim’s garage door opener. When the victims returned home, they found their house had been burglarized and their Audi was stolen. During the burglary, purses, electronics, jewelry and credit cards were also stolen from the victims.
  • On January 2, 2019 Everett Police located Matthews sleeping in the driver’s seat of the stolen Audi. While police were outside of the vehicle, Matthews woke up and is suspected of ramming a police SUV out of the way and fleeing the scene in the stolen Audi. Everett Police located the Audi unoccupied a few minutes later and attempted a K9 track with negative results. 

During a search of the Audi, detectives recovered a stolen firearm, stolen checks, stolen mail from approximately 100 different addresses, stolen credit cards, vehicle keys, methamphetamine, and a stolen license plate.

Detectives have an arrest warrant for Matthews for taking a motor vehicle without permission, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of controlled substances, malicious mischief, possession of stolen mail, and possession of stolen property.

Matthews has ties to the Everett area. He is 5’9”, weighs approximately 180 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line (425) 388-3845.

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Kyle Matthews