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Robbers caught, vandals still on the loose
ARLINGTON The weekend of July 20-23 saw a spate of crime in the city of Arlington.
Arlington police arrest RiteAid robbers
Arlington police have arrested three suspects in connection with an armed robbery of the Arlington RiteAid Pharmacy, at the corner of 172nd St. NE and Smokey Point Boulevard at 5:30 p.m. July 21.
Two individuals entered the RiteAid store, brandished a handgun and demanded OxyContin from the pharmacy. Staff complied with the suspects demands and provided 2,400 doses of OxyContin.
The suspects fled the scene and were later located at a residence in Burlington. Officers from Arlington, Burlington and Skagit County surrounded the residence, and the suspects held officers at bay for three hours before surrendering peacefully. Clothing, handguns, a large quantity of narcotics and the stolen OxyContin were recovered in a subsequent search of the residence. The street value of the stolen OxyContin is over $100,000.
Two holes at Gleneagle Golf Course damaged
Arlington Police are investigating significant damage to Gleneagle Golf Course.
Two holes at the golf course were damaged between the evening of July 22 and the morning of July 23 by individuals who drove a stolen vehicle onto the course. A black late-model three-door Honda Civic, stolen from Marysville, was driven onto the golf course and damaged the third and fourth holes.
Significant damage was reported to the fairways, bunkers and greens of the two holes, plus additional damage to the tunnel that connects the two holes. The vehicle was abandoned at the course. The course is open and the two damaged holes are playable.
Arlington Police are asking the public for help in their investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Arlington Police Department at 360-403-3400.
Dwayne Lane cars burned
Arlington Police and firefighters were called out to Dwayne Lanes Family of Auto Centers, on state Route 530, at 1:54 a.m. July 20 to respond to reports of flames, and found multiple vehicles engulfed.
The fires were extinguished quickly, but numerous gas caps were found removed. Further investigation revealed that the gas tanks of several vehicles had been drilled from underneath, with the fuel collected in a lidless basin that was found on the scene.
According to Arlington Assistant City Administrator Kristin Banfield, four vehicles suffered significant damage, bringing the estimated total loss to between $70,000-$80,000.
We hadnt received any other 9-1-1 calls about other vehicles being damaged in this way, but Dwayne Lane staff reported that another business, NAPA, had the gas tank of one of their service vehicles drilled the day before, Banfield said. Were still actively seeking witnesses or tips.