Burglars trash Snohomish County home while family of 9-year-old is on Make-A-Wish Trip

STANWOOD -  It's a wish almost every child hopes will come true so when the Make-A-Wish Foundation flew Jose and his family out to Disney World in November, they were thrilled.  "It was incredible like nothing you would ever imagine," said Jose. Living with leukemia the last two years hasn't been easy but Jose is brave. This was everything a 9-year-old boy could have wished for until a phone call from home.  "Being over there and having the cops call us your house was broken down its really sad," said his mom Eva Chavez.

The North Snohomish County Property Crimes Unit says someone broke into the family's house.  "The whole flight, like 7 hours, just thinking of who it was and why they did this and coming in the house super cold because the door was gone," said Eva. Their home was trashed. A television, laptops, jewelry and bottles of wine were gone. A neighbor noticed someone running from the home carrying a TV.  "They followed the vehicle called 911 gave them the license plate they did all the right things which really helped," said Det. Margaret Ludwig.

It's a crime Jose would never wish on anyone. "It was scary like don't know if they were on your bed and if they touched something," he said.  For a boy who has already been through so much, the one thing he wishes for now is to feel safe.

If you know anything about the burglary, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.