An airplane that was stolen from Boundary County Idaho Airport in Bonners Ferry, Idaho last Thursday night was found just outside of Granite Falls.
At around 8 p.m. Sunday night, the owners of a home near 21200 Menzel Lake Road called 911 to report a break-in at their home, which is near the sight where the plane crashlanded.
It was reported that items such as blankets, food and shoes were missing from the home and found near the crash sight by Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies Sunday night.
As deputies were investigating the supply of stolen goods they found in the woods, a gun shot rang out. No one was injured.
A massive manhunt was underway Sunday night and into Monday morning where many roads in Granite Falls were closed off while helicopters and police searched for the suspect.
Authorities believe that serial burglar Colton Harris-Moore, 18, who is suspected of several burglaries on Camano Island may be responsible for the plane crash and taking the plane from the Idaho airport.
Harris-Moore is also suspected of stealing two planes from the San Juan Islands.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s office does not know at this time who is responsible for stealing the plane. The burglary and airplane robbery are two separate cases.
County Sheriff’s Deputies are being assisted by most of the police departments within the county and a SWAT team is involved in the search.
The suspect had not been found when the Journal went to press.