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CPPD Press Release - Attempted Coin Theft

College Place Police Department                        Date: 3/5/18
625 S. College Avenue                                                 Contact: Chief Troy Tomaras
College Place, WA 99324                                          Phone: 509-394-8550
509-394-8550 – Office                                               Cell: 509-540-1327
509-529-7926 – Fax                                                     Email: TTomaras@cpwa.us


On March 5, 2018 at 7:31 am officers from the college place police department responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked at the Classy Chassy car wash located on SW 9th street. The black SUV was parked close to the car wash vacuum as officers arrived. When officers approached the vehicle they observed a white male crouched between the driver’s door and the vacuum. As officers inquired what the man was doing they discovered the coin storage was ripped out of the vacuum machine.

Officers observed the coin storage was damaged and coins were lying upon the ground leading to his open door and piled up within the driver’s middle console box. Officers also observed the tools used to pry open the coin box lying within the suspects’ vehicle. Officers detained the suspect who was identified as a 55 year old male. The suspect was booked into the Walla Walla Corrections facility for Malicious Mischief 2nd and Theft 3rd.