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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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June 3, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Burglars net $1M in jewelry during ‘sophisticated’ Puyallup heist

At least three people stole $1 million worth of  jewelry from a Puyallup jewelry store Sunday night in what police described as “sophisticated” burglary, police said. The suspects burglarized Gold Definitions, 4600 block of South Meridian Street, by cutting cut two large holes in the roofs of two adjoining businesses, then cutting through several walls to gain access…

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May 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM

2 police officers injured making arrest in North Seattle

Two Seattle police officers were injured Tuesday night while responding to a call of a man in mental crisis. Around 6 p.m., the officers responded to a call from a woman who said her 37-year-old son, who may be suffering from schizophrenia, had left their home and was wandering the neighborhood, according to police. A short time later, police received calls that a…

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May 4, 2014 at 1:48 PM

55-year-old cat burglar nabbed in Seattle

Seattle police arrested a suspected burglar Sunday morning after the 55-year-old man climbed down from the third story of an apartment in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Just before dawn, a resident of the apartments in the 1900 block of Northeast 85th Street called 911 to report a man climbing up her balcony to the third floor apartment…

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April 28, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Seattle police arrest knife-wielding burglary suspect

A suspected burglar was arrested last night in West Seattle after he threatened officers with a knife and led them on a brief chase, police said. The burglary victim contacted police around 5:30 p.m. and said items, including an $800 camera, had been stolen from his home in the 2200 block of Fairmount Avenue Southwest. The victim told police he suspected the…

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April 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Issaquah police catch burglars in the act

Three men were arrested this morning after they broke into a T-Mobile store in Issaquah, police said. Officers saw the three men break into the closed store at 1171 N.W. Sammamish Road at 3:22 a.m. and were waiting for them when they walked out, according to police. One of the men fled and was arrested at Lake Sammamish…

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