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January 20, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Sunday Memo: Police use stolen laptop’s tracking app … wall-hugging thief … insider-lending report

National Weather Service forecast

More fog ahead: This week continues the trend of dreary weather. The National Weather Service has issued a warning on “stagnant air,” which could lead to deteriorating air quality until Tuesday, when rain is expected.

(Update at 2:30 p.m.: I stand corrected. It’s blue skies in Seattle this afternoon.)

Police officers track down burglary suspects: Police officers have arrested a 21-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman accused of burglarizing a home sometime late Friday or early Saturday. One of the items among the $4,000 worth of stolen loot included an Apple laptop with a tracking application, which officers used to track down the unsuspecting suspects. Brings new meaning to the phrase “targeted burglary.”

Wall-hugging thief caught: Looks like it was a night of theft crimes for police officers last night. Bicycle officers responding to a possible burglary at a South Lake Union construction site saw a 48-year-old man attempting to conceal himself by “hugging” the wall of the fenced-off business. He was arrested without incident. Officers found stolen property where the man was discovered and more stolen items inside a nearby car that belonged to the suspect’s “friend,” police said.

Insider loans rife at Bremerton bank: The FDIC alleged that millions of dollars were loaned on cozy and potentially illegal terms to some of Westsound Bank’s directors and its top lending executive, but a Seattle Times investigation shows the lawsuit only scratched the surface of insider lending. Read the full investigation.

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