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November 13, 2014 at 5:59 PM

SPD: Thieves most often target Hondas, Subarus, older cars

For drivers of Honda Accords, Honda Civics, Subaru Legacys, the Seattle Police Department has some good news: Your car is popular. The bad news: Your car is popular with thieves. There were 525 reported auto thefts in Seattle in October, bringing the total number this year to 4,715, the police department said. The total is a…


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September 22, 2014 at 2:58 PM

3 semi-trucks stolen from Auburn warehouse lot

Auburn police say the theft of three semi-trucks on Saturday was an “orchestrated” crime. The semi-trucks were stolen from a warehouse parking lot in the 3900 block of I Street Northwest. According to police Cmdr. Mike Hirman, video surveillance captured an image of a white van pulling into the lot where the semi-trucks were parked on Saturday….


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September 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Suspected ‘chop shop’ busted in Snohomish County

Car bumpers recovered at the scene of a suspected chop shop in Marysville. (Snohomish County sheriff’s photo) Police in Snohomish County have a arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of operating a ‘chop shop’ in the Marysville area, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Members of the county’s Auto Theft Task Force served a search warrant…


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September 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Walla Walla sheriff’s personal car stolen

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — Police say a man who took a car at a fast-food restaurant in Walla Walla tried to get away in the personal Jeep belonging to Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner. The Union-Bulletin reports Turner had pulled over and got out Wednesday to talk with an off-duty Fish and Game officer. They immediately…


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September 4, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Tacoma inmate back in jail hours after release

The Associated Press TACOMA — A man released from the Pierce County Jail on Thursday morning was back behind bars a few hours later. Tacoma police told The News Tribune he took a car from a corrections officer right outside the jail. The officer had started her car and was letting it warm up. Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool…


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August 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Bail set at $500K for man accused of stealing SUV with baby inside

A judge found probable cause Thursday to hold a 25-year-old man for investigation of kidnapping and auto theft after he allegedly stole an SUV with a child inside in West Seattle. Bail was set at $500,000 for Estevan Lucio Sanchez, who waived his appearance during his bail hearing Thursday at the King County Jail.  His…


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July 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Naked driver, possible burglar, injured in auto rollover on I-5

An injured, naked auto-theft suspect was found near this SUV after a rollover accident. (Washington State Patrol) A burglary suspect driving naked crashed and rolled a stolen car on Interstate 5 south in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood Saturday morning. State Patrol troopers responded to the crash scene just after 5 a.m. and found the driver naked and…


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July 22, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Pipe bomb found in impounded stolen car in Snohomish

A pipe bomb is plainly visible in this photo of the impounded car. (Snohomish County sheriff’s photo) Employees of a towing company got an unexpected surprise today when they found a pipe bomb in a stolen car that had been impounded, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. The vehicle was recovered on July 18 by deputies, who arrested…


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July 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Suspected auto thief’s car breaks down in front of SPD headquarters

If there were a dumb criminals’ hall of fame, this guy might be a first-ballot inductee. All he did was drive drunk in a stolen car — the wrong way on a one-way street, we might add — and collide with a car and a Metro bus, according to police. He might have gotten away, except his wrecked car…


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July 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Tillamook cheese vans stolen in California found

The Associated Press MANTECA, Calif.  — Three bright orange Tillamook cheese vans that were stolen over the weekend in Central California were located undamaged, police said on Tuesday. Manteca police said authorities found the restored Volkswagen minibuses, worth $100,000 each, in a recently rented storage locker in Copperopolis around 8:30 p.m. Monday. They were stolen from a…


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