Disciplinary actions: Vehicle wreckers

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

July 2015

CTO Auto Sales — Nampa, ID

  • Finding: Unlicensed wrecker activity.
  • Action: Fined $7,000, $4,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Fast Auto Wrecking & Towing — Battle Ground

  • Findings: Unlawful storage of vehicle and vehicle parts, failure to mark vehicles with yard numbers, failure to remove license plates from vehicles, failure to provide monthly wrecker report upon inspection, failure to maintain sight-obscuring fence.
  • Action: Fined $3,500, $2,750 is stayed and 30-day suspension, stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Navy City Metals, LLC — Bremerton

  • Finding: Failure to provide a bond rider with correct name.
  • Action: Wrecker license suspended until licensee provides the bond rider.

June 2015

In Motion Auto Wrecking — Everett

  • Finding: Failure to maintain established place of business requirements and failure to submit monthly wrecker report on time.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, $500 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Peat’s Auto — Auburn

  • Finding: Selling a salvage vehicle with plates attached, violation of Final Order D-5582.
  • Action: Ordered to pay stayed penalty from previous action of $4,500 in addition to new penalty of $500.

May 2015

Peter J. Miller — Marysville

  • Finding: Unlicensed wrecker activity.
  • Action: Fined $4,000, $2,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

March 2015

Shane Skinner — Lakewood

  • Finding: Unlicensed vehicle wrecking.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $9,500.

February 2015

PW Metals, LLC — Yelm

  • Finding: Unlicensed vehicle wrecking.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $1,000.

Peat’s Auto, Inc. — Auburn

  • Finding: Failure to complete vehicle wrecker reports and selling vehicles at locations which are not the established place of business.
  • Action: Fined $9,500, $4,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

LKQ Walt & Vern’s — Buckley

  • Finding: Failure to obscure vehicle part racks from public view, failure to mark and track major component vehicle parts, and failure to display wrecker license plates on transporting vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $750.

September 2014

Lev Arturovich Arakelyan — Bothell, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed vehicle wrecking.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $3,500.

Terry Russell — Olympia, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed vehicle wrecking.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $2,500.

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