Alleged power theft in Suquamish neighborhood

SUQUAMISH — A Suquamish family may have been victims of power theft.

On Oct. 19, a Suquamish police officer and a sheriff’s deputy were called to a home on Maple Street in Suquamish at 12:15 p.m. One of the members living in the house reported seeing a “strange extension cord” plugged into one of the outside outlets that morning; the cord was not there the previous day.

The resident followed the cord, which wrapped around the south side of the house, through the backyard and over a fence into the neighbor’s yard. The cord was approximately 75 feet in length.

Officers found an additional 50 feet of cord in the backyard, enough to reach the neighbor’s house.

The officers contacted the neighbor, who denied owning the cord, going onto the victim’s property or plugging the cord into the house. However, he admitted to officers his power had recently been shut off.

In the report, the officers noted the conversation was what they expected “in regards to stealing power.”

No arrest was made, and the report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.


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