No 67867 1 13 Detective Paul Ryan of the Monroe Police Department and the

No 67867 1 13 detective paul ryan of the monroe

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which is stamped in a hidden location determined by the car's manufacturer.
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No.67867-1-1/3Detective Paul Ryan oftheMonroe Police Department andtheSnohomishCounty Auto TheftTaskForcewascalled to investigate.Detective Ryan locatedtheBeetle'sconfidential VINanddeterminedthatit didnotmatchthepublic VIN,butthatit didmatchtheVIN forthe1967Beetle stolen from Motor City.ThepublicVINmatchedthe1971 Volkswagen to whichOwensobtainedtitle on July 6, 2010.SearchingonlineusingthephonenumberOwensgaveSauvageau,DetectiveRyandiscoveredotherCraigslistadvertisementspostedbyOwens.Oneoftheadvertisementswasfor a yellow1956Beetle with a roof rackandtheidentical type of high-performanceenginemissing from Motor City's 1967 Beetle.Onthatbasis, Detective Ryan obtained asearchwarrant forOwens'sproperty.InOwens's garage, officers found a rivet gun, a paint sprayer, and the surfboard fromthe1967Beetle.Owensadmittedthatthe1967BeetlehesoldtoSauvageauwasthesameBeetlethathe test-drove at Motor City on July 2.He claimed he boughttheBeetle from a private seller on Craigslist, but could not provide any informationabout thepurchase.The Department of LicensinghadnobillofsalefromOwens'spurportedpurchaseofthe1967Beetle.TheStatechargedOwenswithonecount ofpossessionof a stolen vehicle,onecount of firstdegreetrafficking in stolen property, andonecount of firstdegreetakingamotor vehiclewithout permission.TheStatelateramendedtheinformation to include achargeof bail jumping afterOwensfailed toappearfor acourthearingandawarrantwasissued.A jury convictedOwenson the
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No.67867-1-1/4possession, trafficking, and bail jumping charges but acquittedhimof taking amotorvehicle.Owenstimelyappeals.ANALYSIS1.SufficiencyoftheEvidenceOwensmakesseveral challenges to the sufficiency of the evidence.Toevaluate a challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence, we view the evidence inthelightmost favorable to the State and determine whether any rational trier offact couldhave foundtheessentialelementsofthechargedcrimebeyond areasonabledoubt.2A challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence admits the truthoftheState'sevidenceandallreasonableinferencesmustbedrawninfavorofthe State and interpreted against the defendant.3We defer to thetrierof fact toweightheevidence,resolveconflictsintestimony,andevaluatewitnesscredibility.4Circumstantial evidence is no less reliable than direct evidence and issufficient to prove any element of thecrime.5a.FirstDegreeTraffickinginStolenPropertyOwenscontendsthatthecrime of firstdegreetrafficking in stolen propertyisanalternativemeanscrimeandtheStatefailed topresentsufficientevidencetosupporteachofthemeans.Weagree.
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