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September 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Man suspected of thefts from downtown Seattle offices arrested

Update at 3:29 p.m.: Seattle police arrested a man suspected of stealing items from several downtown office buildings. Detectives arrested the suspect around 2 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report that he was trying to sneak into a secure building on First Hill, according to police. A witness recognized the man from photos released earlier by police. Detectives…


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September 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Drunken man arrested after breaking into UW frat house

Seattle police arrested a drunken burglar who broke into a fraternity house Monday night and told officers he had “lost all use” of his body. Officers would later learn he hadn’t entirely lost all use of his body. Police were called to the fraternity house in the 4600 block of 21st Avenue Northeast around 11 p.m. after a resident caught the…


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August 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

$50,000 in marijuana stolen from Seattle dispensary

Someone cut a hole in the wall at a Georgetown medical-marijuana dispensary and made off with $50,000 worth of pot Wednesday morning, Seattle police said. Officers were called to the dispensary in the 5000 block of East Marginal Way South at 6:50 a.m. and discovered a large hole had been cut into the side of the…


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July 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Deputy shoots suspected burglar in SeaTac

 Update at 3:04 p.m.: A deputy shot and wounded a man suspected of breaking into a SeaTac home while a woman and her young daughter were inside, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The woman and the 3-year-old girl were in their home in the 4600 block of South 176th Street when the woman heard…


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July 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Thieves behind elaborate Sodo wine heist plead guilty

Two men accused of stealing more than $600,000 worth of wine from a Sodo wine storage business during an elaborate Thanksgiving Day heist pleaded guilty this afternoon in King County Superior Court. Samuel Harris, 35, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree arson, second-degree burglary and 10 counts of first-degree theft.  Co-defendant Luke Thesing, 36, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and nine counts…


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June 13, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Largest metal theft in state history results in 12 1/2-year sentence

A Seattle man convicted in what is believed to be the biggest metal-theft case in state history was sentenced this afternoon to about 12 1/2 years in prison. A King County jury last month convicted Donald Turpin of stealing 4.3 miles of copper wiring from the Sound Transit light-rail system between November 2010 and August 2011. He was found…


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June 9, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Pioneer Square booze bandit busted

Police have arrested a 52-year-old man suspected of breaking into a Pioneer Square bar and stealing thousands in alcohol and cash. The suspect was arrested after police responded to a report of a trespasser  sleeping in the lobby of an apartment building in the 400 block of 15th Avenue East early Sunday morning, according to police. The…


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June 5, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Was ‘golf addiction’ behind burglary of Bremerton pro shop?

Bremerton police say a man’s addiction to golf may have led him to break into a pro shop and cart off more than $9,300 worth of equipment, including up to 50 golf clubs. “Burglaries are often the result of addictions — drugs, alcohol, or gambling,” said Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan. “I think this is the first…


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