Marysville Police recover property stolen in obituary-related burglaries

MARYSVILLE — On Tuesday, April 3, Marysville Police detectives recovered a significant quantity of high value property stolen in the recent string of obituary-related burglaries in Snohomish County, including the one that occurred in the city of Marysville on March 23. The property, including jewelry and watches, was found behind a daycare in Vancouver, Wash. Employees of the daycare reported finding the property to the Vancouver Police Department, whose detectives determined that the items included those belonging to the Marysville victims, and called Marysville Police.

Marysville Police detectives had previously recovered stolen property on Sunday, April 1, from a store in Lynnwood.

Detectives also determined that additional stolen property had been sold at a store in Portland, Ore., for $17,000. That property is currently being held by the business at the request of the police.

On the morning of Wednesday, April 4, Marysville Police detectives and Snohomish County Sheriff's detectives met with the victims of the Marysville burglary to show them the property recovered from Vancouver, and to have them identify the items that belong to them.

Marysville Police continue to seek the arrest of Tyler Austin Chase, 31, and Corey James Arendt, 20, the two suspects believed to be responsible for the burglary. They are considered armed and dangerous. Chase and Arendt are still believed to be associated with a black 2011 Chevrolet Impala, Oregon license 376ETA, a rental car. Anyone sighting this vehicle should not attempt to approach it, but should instead immediately call 911.

This continues to be an active investigation. Anyone with any information regarding these cases should contact Marysville Police Detective Darryn Wiersma or Sgt. Doug Lee at 360-363-8300.

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