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September 13, 2013 at 9:01 AM
By Gina Cole
Skagit Valley Herald / MCT
MOUNT VERNON — A man accused of burglarizing the Sedro-Woolley Museum naked pleaded not guilty Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court.
Kevin Quinn of Sedro-Woolley is charged with second-degree burglary and taking a motor vehicle without permission.
Museum security footage showed a naked, bleeding man trying to spell out letters with sticks that appeared to be broken off of various items in the museum’s garage.
Quinn, 21, was arrested Sept. 1 after a Sedro-Woolley man told police Quinn stole his Ford F150 pickup. Quinn led sheriff’s deputies to the truck, which was parked at the museum and full of sawdust, according to the affidavit in the case.
The garage to the museum had been broken into, but not the museum itself.
Deputies found beer cans with blood on them that matched some beer cans in the truck. Museum property also had blood on it.
Quinn had a fresh wound on his hand that was still bleeding, according to the affidavit.
Quinn, who has six prior felony convictions, is in the Skagit County Jail with bail set at $25,000.
November 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM
The Associated Press
CAMAS, Clark County — Camas police say an officer was injured when he was dragged by a burglary suspect driving away.
The officer was treated for a minor hand injury at a Vancouver hospital.
The incident began when a man arriving at a house Monday to do some work encountered the burglar leaving with stolen property.
Officers responded as the suspect was trying to start his car. An officer broke the window and was trying to make an arrest when the car started, rammed a patrol car and drove off, briefly dragging the officer.
The car crashed and the suspect ran off. He was tracked down with a police dog and arrested. The 24-year-old is booked in the Clark County Jail, on burglary, robbery and assault charges.
November 19, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you: Rain continues to fall just about everywhere. And forever, it seems. The Weather Service has issued a special statement, and here it is: As much as 2.5 inches of could fall in the lowlands (that means us down here, from Everett south) and more in the mountains. Along with all the wetness, it will be windy throughout the week, and snow is forecast near the passes. Got that?
Getting into the University of Washington: The head of admissions at the UW says too many students in our state are “self-selecting themselves” (our quotes) out of applying to the university. How many times have you heard this: “I’m not even applying to the UW. It’s just too hard to get in.” OK, 60 percent of in-state students who do apply are accepted, but that means nearly half of them aren’t. And that doesn’t count, of course, all those who say, “Why even try.” Do you think it’s difficult to get into the UW? Vote in our poll.
Gas prices down: They dropped 6 cents in a week, says the AAA. Average price for a gallon in our state: $3.52. Price in particular markets: Bellingham $3.57, Bremerton $3.45, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $3.54, Tacoma $3.42, Olympia $3.44, Vancouver $3.48, Yakima $3.55, Tri-Cities $3.65, and Spokane $3.59.
Some police and fire news:
— An Everett man shot at a burglar in his garage. Bullet missed the intruder and hit a neighbor’s van. Oops. Cops with dogs couldn’t find the burglar.
– A 91-year-old woman died in a house fire in Spokane Friday night. Neighbors tried to rescue her, even used a garden hose to beat down the fire, but the flames were too much. Her son broke down a door to try to reach his mother, but was driven back by the smoke.
The Sounders gave it their all, beating the L.A. Galaxy 2-1 at home yesterday but with L.A. up 4-2 on aggregate, the Galaxy moves on to the MLS Finals. (You already know some of us like soccer better than others … so we’re just sayin’ it was good to see that 44,575 folks turned out for the match.)
Stories trending this morning on seattlbetimes.com:
March 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM
The Associated Press
LONGVIEW – A Cowlitz County woman who bought a wildlife camera to see if a black bear was still poking around her place near Lexington found it had also snapped a picture of a burglar, according to a story in The Daily News.
Gayle Kiser used a motion-activated camera that employs infrared sensors to capture images of game, even in the dark.
From The Daily News story:
Kiser checked the images on the camera after thieves last fall began raiding her property. She was hit by a half-dozen thefts involving losses of metal, a riding lawnmower, a generator and several chickens from her barn. One of the time-stamped images on the camera’s memory card showed the back of a man in her driveway around 3 a.m. The image wasn’t clear enough to identify a suspect, but it gave her a much better idea of what was going on around her house while she was away or sleeping.
“It really creeped me out,” Kiser said.
The popularity of these cameras is spreading from hunters to home security.
Bob’s Sporting Goods in Longview says 90 percent of the game cameras now sold by the store are used for security.
February 17, 2012 at 7:58 AM
Seattle police say that a 66-year-old South Seattle homeowner shot and wounded a burglar this morning.
Police were called to a home in the 5200 block of Rainier Avenue South, in Columbia City, just after 1 a.m. on a report of a shooting.
Police also were notified by King County Metro that there was a passenger with what appeared to be a gunshot wound had boarded a bus, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson.
Officers went to Rainier Avenue South and South Andover Street and found the 37-year-old alleged burglar. He has a wound on his left arm apparently caused by a “shotgun pellet,” Jamieson said. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Police spoke with the homeowner who said he was awakened sometime after midnight to a banging sound and thought it might be a burglar. The homeowner grabbed a shotgun he had in the bedroom and walked toward the main part of the house. The front door was open and a stranger was there holding something. The homeowner ordered the stranger to lie down on the floor, police said.
When the burglar did not comply, the homeowner fired his shotgun once. The suspect dropped what he was holding and ran, police said.
Police said that the alleged burglar dropped a black bag containing a number of tools.
Jamieson said that the homeowner’s shotgun was taken into evidence and it will likely be returned to the man soon.
January 31, 2012 at 6:57 AM
Weather: Rain today and tomorrow, but maybe some sun Thursday, Friday and … hey, look at Saturday! The details.
Traffic: Did you ever notice when the media says a major change in traffic is about to happen — think Mercer Mess — it seldom is as bad as feared? Mercer not quite the mess expected. Go figure. The maps and cams.
This KOMO headline says it all: Federal Way resident roughs up burglar, throws him off a balcony
Buckey the Bull, an 1,800 pound brute from Prosser in the lower Yakima Valley, is a star when it comes to bucking cowboys, according to The Yakima Herald-Republic. A bull is rated on how many cowboys it has thrown, and Buckey has pitched 15 of 19 riders in his three-year career.
Sea lions: The recent deaths of so many sea lions here is unfortunate. Sea lions are protected under the Marine Mammals Act. Four sea lions and a seal were found dead in West Seattle in 2010. They had been shot, too.
Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:
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