Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Media Release: Hotel Burglary Investigation

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Type of Incident: Hotel Burglary Investigation
Date of Incident: July 29, 2008
Case No.: 08-9485, 08-9486

James L. Sly
AKA: Colin Smith
DOB: 1/3/64
6-0, 215lbs, Brown Eyes, Black Hair

PC to Arrest – Burglary 2 (Commercial Burglary)

James L. Sly is a serial hotel burglar. Sly is suspected of burglarizing hotels in Federal Way, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton since January 2008. His MO is to register himself into a hotel under the name Colin Smith and then burglarize rooms of nearby hotels. Sly pries the door jam of hotel rooms and often the damage is not readily noticeable.

Sly has been seen in his white 1981 Toyota Celica – WA License: 442WNL.

Please call 911 if you know the whereabouts of Sly.
Please contact Detective Scholl at 253-835-6892 if you have additional information.

Approved by: Commander Stephan Neal Date & Time: July 30, 2008 12:13 pm
Released by: Cathy M. Schrock Date & Time: July 30, 2008 12:13 pm

Click through to the media release (PDF) to view the photos of Sly.



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