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Liberty Lake burglary suspect identified

Scooter D. Carey in a 2007 Cowlitz County Jail booking photo. Photo courtesy of the Liberty Lake Police Department.

The Liberty Lake Police Department now has a name to go with the photo of a man suspected of breaking into a storage unit at Storage Solutions on East Mission on July 15 and stealing a motorcycle. He is Scooter D. Carey, 36, of Longview, Wash., and police believe he is still in the area.  

Police traced the truck the suspect used back to its registered owner, a resident of Kalama, Wash., and contacted the police department there for help. “They are very familiar with the registered owner,” said Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus. “He's a career criminal over there.”

The police there sent Liberty Lake police a list of the man's known associates, one of whom was Carey. Asmus said he has also heard that a woman identified as Carey's girlfriend was arrested in Coeur d'Alene last week and a truck full of stolen goods was recovered. A motorcycle was among the items recovered, but Asmus said he doesn't know yet if it is the same one stolen from Liberty Lake. Police are now looking for Carey, who is facing charges of commercial burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

Do you know this man?

The Liberty Lake Police Department thought they had an easy case on July 15 when Storage Solutions on East Mission reported that someone had broken in and stolen a Honda Motorcycle from a storage unit. The video surveillance system captured crystal clear shots of the man involved and his truck. But the blue Dodge pickup had different license plates on the front and back. “Neither of those belong on the truck,” said police chief Brian Asmus.

So now Asmus is circulating photos of the suspected thief in the hopes that someone will recognize him. Asmus said it appears that the man scoped out the business the day before the theft was reported and may have seen the Honda's owner put the motorcycle in the unit. At one point he entered the storage facility using a gate code that was assigned to local contractor who did some door work at the facility last year. Asmus said it was hoped that the man was a current or former employee, but the business owner did not recognize the man.

Anyone who knows the identity of the man pictured above is asked to call the Liberty Lake Police Department at 755-1140.

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