A Benton County husband and wife are accused of having at least one stolen dirt bike in their possession when law enforcement found dozens of motor vehicles stashed in their shop.
Marcel M. Creviston, 55, and James O. Creviston Jr., 54, are charged in Benton County Superior Court with one count each of possession of a stolen vehicle.
The couple asked to delay their hearings to June 4 so they can hire attorneys.
Benton County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant Jan. 9 on a shop building that belongs to the couple and reportedly doubles as their home.
Deputies found 33 different vehicle identification numbers for dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles and riding lawnmowers, court documents said. The number on one ATV allegedly was ground off.
Deputies uncovered a 2004 Yamaha dirt bike that had been reported stolen in 2009, documents said. The dirt bike’s owner at the time lived in Everett.
The Crevistons told a deputy that the bike belonged to a “customer,” though he could not provide an invoice or a name and address, court documents said.
Investigators went through a customer invoice pad that was found during the search. The last entry in the pad was Nov. 16, 2014, and there was no invoice for the dirt bike, documents said.
The sheriff’s office allegedly has been looking into the couple’s actions for some time, court documents said. In September, an undercover deputy went to the shop and spoke to Marcel Creviston.
She admitted buying ATVs without titles, but told the undercover deputy she went on a “gut feeling” about whether the vehicle was stolen, documents said.