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Looking for Car Prowl and Burglary Suspect


On 12-28-15, the male subject from these pictures entered a secured parking garage in Bothell and prowled several vehicles.  The subject also broke into several storage units.  The subject was seen on security video riding a bicycle into the secured parking structure of the apartment complex near I-405 and Beardslee Blvd.  This suspect is possibly a construction worker from a nearby work site.

Please call the Department with any information (425.486.1254) and ask for Officer Thompson.

Looking for Residential Burglary Suspect









Do You Know Me?

On 12-27-15 at 1900 hrs, the suspect depicted in the attached photos broke into the victim’s residence.  The suspect spent a few minutes in the house before an alarm sounded and caused the suspect to flee.  The suspect was captured on video inside the house.  Unfortunately, the only object that isn’t very legible on the video is the suspect’s face.  However, on the off chance you have an idea who he might be, please contact Officer Provencher at or by calling 425.485.1254. Case Number 15-26870

Impaired Driver from Collision Suspected in Other Crimes



On November 23rd, 2015 at 8:36 AM, officers were dispatched to a two car injury collision on 240th ST SE at 45th AVE SE.  When officers arrived they found a red Toyota 4-Runner had collided with a white Cadillac SUV and then ran into a fence.  The driver of the 4-Runner was later determined to be under the influence of narcotics at the time of the collision.  The occupants of the 4-Runner are believed to have been involved in several crimes earlier in the evening to include car prowls and theft.  It is believed the suspects had recently dropped off their stolen property at a nearby hotel and had decided to go out to commit more prowls and thefts.  Investigation continues.

Update: Officer Thompson returns to full-duty

On Monday, November 9th Officer Dione Thompson is scheduled to return work for the Bothell Police Department, where she will serve as a Patrol Officer.

Officer Dione Thompson was placed on administrative leave in September of 2014 due to criminal charges. On October 27th, King County Superior Court found Thompson not guilty of all charges.

For more information, contact Bothell Police Public Information Officer, Sergeant Cedric Collins at 425-487-5180.

City of Bothell Officer Dione Thompson found not guilty

The Bothell Police Department will continue its internal investigation in the case of Dione Thompson, a City of Bothell Police Officer, who was found not guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor by the King County Superior Court. Thompson has been on paid administrative leave from the Bothell Police Department since September 2014. Thompson will remain on leave until the internal investigation concludes. At that time, the Police Department will determine what, if any, disciplinary actions it will take.

For more information, contact Bothell Police Public Information Officer, Sergeant Cedric Collins at 425-487-5180.

Bothell Police Looking for Missing / At Risk Subject

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Bothell Police Looking for Missing / At Risk Subject

The Bothell Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing / at risk subject.   Cameron Jones (20 years old) was last seen at his residence in Bothell on 09-27-15 around 11:00 AM.

Cameron Jones is a white male, 5’9” tall, 160 lbs., with hazel eyes and dark red hair. It is unknown what Cameron was wearing at the time that he went missing.

Cameron’s parents believe Cameron may be suffering from a medical condition.

Anyone with any information that could help locate Cameron Jones is encouraged to call the Bothell Police Department at (425) 486-1254 and refer to Case #15-20271.

Media Inquiries: Sergeant Cedric Collins 425.487.5180 or


Update – Door to Door Sales Scam Suspect in Custody

Over the weekend an Edmonds citizen recognized Joshua Smith from local media coverage. The citizen notified the Edmonds Police Department. The responding officer also recognized Smith from a police bulletin. The officer took Smith into custody. Edmonds Police transferred custody of Smith to the Bothell Police Department. Smith was booked into Snohomish County Jail on charges of Forgery and Criminal Impersonation.

Detectives from the Bothell Police Department are continuing their investigation which will include contacting other potential victims who have been identified.

We would like to thank the Edmonds Police Department for their assistance with this case.

Please make any inquires to Sergeant Cedric Collins 425-487-5180 or by email at Please reference case #15-17066.

Warning – Door to Door Sales Scam

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On August 17th, officers were alerted that Joshua Evan Smith, a 25 year old man, was allegedly conducting fraudulent door to door sales in the city. Mr. Smith is reported to have told one victim he was selling magazines to raise money for a soccer team, and the magazines would be given to troops overseas. He reportedly told two other victims he was selling raffle tickets for season tickets to the Seahawks. When Mr. Smith learned a citizen was calling 9-1-1, he ran away.

Bothell Police have probable cause to arrest Mr. Smith for Criminal Impersonation with Intend to Defraud 1st Degree and Forgery. Detectives have learned Mr. Smith is being investigated by other agencies for similar scams, sometimes targeting the elderly. His most recent sightings were over the weekend of August 30th. Mr. Smith has an arrest warrant issued by the Wood Dale Police Department (Illinois) for failure to appear on a burglary charge.
Mr. Smith is described as a white male, 6’5”, 190 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair.
Bothell Detectives are asking for anyone who has given money to Mr. Smith within the City of Bothell during the past few weeks under similar circumstances to contact them at (425) 486-1254 and refer to Case #15-17066.

Mr. Smith has been successful with scams and will most likely return to our area. If he is seen, residents should not confront him but are encouraged to call 9-1-1.
Residents are reminded they should never allow solicitors into their homes under any circumstances. Legitimate sales representatives can easily show their products from a porch and won’t care to enter into one’s home – they are focused on the sale and not getting into the house. The City of Bothell has an ordinance that requires most solicitors to obtain a business license prior to engaging in door-to-door sales. If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see the license. If they are not able to provide this, report the activity to the Bothell Police Department as soon as possible.

Cedric Collins – Sergeant
Public Information Officer
(425) 487-5180

Coffee with a Cop – August 12, 2015

Bothell Police to host Coffee with a Cop on August 12, 2015
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues

Coffee LogoBothell WA—On August 12, officers from Bothell Police and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:30 AM on August 12 at Starbucks located at 22833 Bothell Way NE Bothell, WA 98021. Please contact Jodie Levey with questions: 425-486-1254,

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Bothell’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Chief Cummings. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.