MLTnews reader Kerrie Gamble sent us this report of her home being broken in to on Tuesday. Several items were stolen including a TV, jewelry and credit cards. One of the stolen credit cards was used at a smoke shop, a gas station and couple more places before being used at the Tulalip Casino. Police will be reviewing tapes from the casino on Thursday.
Kerrie’s property, as well as much of 60th Ave W (a residential street), is separated from the Studio 6 Extended Stay parking lot by a cedar fence. There are several places in the fence where boards are missing and people can easily slip through. Kerrie believes that the thieves came from the Studio 6 parking lot and also that people staying at the motel have been the cause of other disturbances, graffiti and littering in the neighborhood.
Read Kerrie’s full report below.
We live on 60th Ave, right next to the Studio 6 Extended Stay Hotel. In the last few months we have seen a growing problem with the people who are living and or spending time at this location. Lots of arguments in the parking lot, trash and bottles thrown into our yard, and graffiti left all over what had been a very tidy, quiet place when we moved in 5 years ago.
Yesterday, sometime between 7:00am and 3:00pm, someone hopped the hotel’s fence into our back yard and kicked in our basement door, taking a 37″ TV, Wii, electronics, jewelry, video games, CD’s, and DVD’s. They managed to get our safe out of the house, although the only thing of value it contained was my husband’s passport. They must have had a helper or two to pass the items over the fence into the hotel parking lot.
Our kids have been on summer vacation for two weeks. I cannot bear to contemplate what could have happened to them, had they been home alone this week, instead of at summer camp in Minnesota.
I am hoping that you and MLT News can help spread the word about this to help us catch these people and put some pressure on the Hotel 6 management to do something about the activities taking place on their property. To begin with, they need to do a better job of keeping their fence in good order. People have been kicking out the rotten fence boards along my street to gain access to the property. I tried to repair the holes, but the screws don’t hold in the rotten wood.
If anyone was in the area and saw ANYTHING please contact me or the MLT police. My husband spotted a pair of cars in the hotel parking lot with what appeared to be our property in the trunk and several men standing nearby. When he tried to approach the vehicle to get a better look, they quickly drove away. He took down one of the license plate numbers belonging to a blue sedan. We are not sure if the car in question was involved, or just happened to be in the parking lot. The police have this information and are looking for the vehicle.
If you have any information that may be helpful, please call the Mountlake Terrace Police Department at (425) 670-8260.