Disciplinary actions: Vehicle wreckers

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

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 of which $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.
  • Ordered to cease and desist, fined $2,500.

July 2014

Golden Pheasant Towing — Shelton

  • Finding: Failure to submit surplus funds.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Berk’s Towing, LLC — Bellingham

  • Finding: Recordkeeping violations.
  • Action: Fined $5,000 of which $3,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within one year.

A to B Auto, Inc. — Kent

  • Finding: Failure to provide ownership documents for two vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $2,000 of which $1,900 is stayed pending no similar violations within one year.

Russ Dean Family RV — Pasco

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $2,000.

Ernie Basilio Murillo — Mukilteo

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist; Fined $10,000.

Jacob Pierce Long — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist; Fined $7,000 which is stayed pending no similar violations within one year.

Ali K. Mahmood — Kent

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist; Fined $5,000.

June Marie Cottrell — Longbranch

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $12,000 of which $11,900 is stayed pending no similar violations with one year.

Kristi Donette Croskey — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist. Fined $5,000 of which $4,900 is stayed pending no similar violations with one year.

Miller Ristick — Gresham, OR

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $10,000.

Thomas George Lemka — Puyallup

  • Finding: Unlicensed wrecker activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist. Fined $14,000 which is stayed pending no similar violations within one year.

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