Cops put stolen jewels on web for claiming

Hundreds of items, mostly jewelry and silverware, were stolen between Tigard and Mill Creek, Washington (King County Sheriff's Office, Feb. 18, 2014)
Hundreds of items, mostly jewelry and silverware, were stolen between Tigard and Mill Creek, Washington (King County Sheriff's Office, Feb. 18, 2014)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Authorities near Seattle are trying to return stolen property to the rightful owners after two people admitted committing more than 80 residential burglaries in 2012 and 2013.

Last July, Krystal Sweetman of Puyallup and Steven Tipton of Tacoma were arrested after an investigation tied them to the burglaries of homes between Tigard, Oregon and Mill Creek Washington.

The police in Sammamish — a Seattle suburb — and the King County Sheriff’s Office photographed hundreds of items and put them on a website for the public to see and identify. The items, largely jewelry and silverware, were stolen between January 2012 and July 2013.

Anyone with questions should call a special King County number: 1.804.885.5276.

The pair sold the stolen items at area coin shops and netted about $346,000, authorities said.

Sweetman, 27, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of community custody. Tipton, 27, is expected to plead guilty later this month.

On the Net:

King County Sheriff’s Office – stolen jewelry    Password: SammamishPD

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