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Washington couple admits to Tigard burglaries

Search is on to return several stolen items to burglary victims


(Image is Clickable Link) Police collected these earring and hundreds of other items from a storage unit in Washington, which authorities say came from burglaries spanning from Tigard into King County, Wash.You weren't, by any chance, the victim of burglary a few years ago, were you?

The Sammamish, Wash., police department is looking for burglary victims in the Tigard area who were robbed between January 2012 and July 2013.

Officials say the burglaries occured in homes between Tigard and Mill Creek, Wash.

Detectives and deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office have recovered several stolen items from a couple arrested in July, who have reportedly admitted to dozens of burglaries between the two cities. Police say this 'I Love Lucy' memorabilia was among the stolen property recovered in Washington. Authorities are attempting to return the stolen items back their owners.

Krystal Sweetman, 27, of Puyallup, Wash., and Steven Tipton, 27, of Tacoma were arrested last July after an investigation revealed the couple had committed more than 80 residential burglaries between January 2012 and July 2013.

Sweetman pleaded guilty in January to multiple charges and was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 36 months in community custody. Tipton is expected to make a plea later this month, according to the Sammamish Police Department.

The couple sold many of the stolen items at area coin shops netting more than $346,000 in the 18-month crime spree, officials claim.

Police said the pair had a storage unit that was packed with property stolen during burglaries.

Police recovered hundreds of items from the unit, including jewelry, games, watches, phones, toys, perscription medicine, cameras and other items.

Many of the stolen items from the storage unit have not been claimed, and detectives are hoping to reunite victims with their property.

If you see property that you believe belongs to you, police ask that you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 804-885-5276 and provide your full name, the case number of the incident and a phone number. You will also need to provide proof the item is yours.



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