Yesterday, Olympia and Tacoma Police arrested two men and a woman on charges of trafficking in stolen goods. More than a hundred pieces of confiscated stolen property from the arrest are suspected to be connected to over a dozen outstanding commercial burglary investigations.
Sonny Jay Campbell, 44; John Robert Fotheringham, 54; and Suzanne Stevenson, 46, all of the Tacoma area, were booked into the Pierce County jail after stolen goods were found in two residences in Tacoma. The trio, it appears, may have been operating an organized crime ring along the I-5 corridor, from Cowlitz County to King County.
Olympia police detectives became aware of the suspects as they were investigating the burglary of a coin shop in Olympia. Pinnacle Securities was broken into on July 25, although nothing appeared to have been stolen.
The investigation led to Tacoma, where Tacoma Police were also investigating a string of commercial burglaries. Search warrants from both jurisdictions were executed by the Tacoma SWAT team yesterday, and authorities found and seized the stolen property, including guns, coins, high-end bicycles, power tools and various other articles. Narcotics were also taken.