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November 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Troopers warn of underwear bandit in Alaska town

The Associated Press KODIAK, Alaska — An underwear bandit is actively stealing women’s undergarments in Kodiak. Alaska State Troopers say there’s been a rash of burglaries reported lately. People have returned to their homes to find items — mostly women’s underwear — missing. Fisherman Hannah Clark tells Kodiak radio station KMXT that she began noticing items had been…


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November 6, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Thieves steal 2 cars, 50 car keys from Lake City dealership

Burglars made off with 50 car keys and two cars during a break-in early Tuesday at a Lake City car dealership. The manager of the dealership in the 8500 block of Lake City Way Northeast said he opened up around 8 a.m. and discovered someone had broken in overnight, according to police. Police said the manager discovered a board…


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October 31, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Woman rejects 3½-year plea deal, gets nearly 20 years instead

By Justin Brimer / Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — A Moses Lake woman, who had rejected a plea deal that would have given her about three and a half years in prison, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison after being convicted of stealing guns, alcohol and electronics from a man’s garage earlier this year. Grant…


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October 29, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Teens linked to car thefts from Lake City dealerships

Seattle police have arrested two teenage boys they say stole nearly a dozen cars from dealerships in Lake City. Department spokesman Andrew Garber said that police were led to the teens after officers detained several boys “lurking” at a dealership on Oct. 12. One of the boys told investigators they had stolen nearly a dozen cars from nearby…


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October 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

2 men each sentenced to 25 years for brutal Kirkland home invasion

Two men who attacked another man with knives during a vicious home-invasion in Kirkland a year ago were each sentenced Friday to just over 25 years in prison. Blessing Gainey, 20, and  Vincent “Vinny” Sisounong, 22, each pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary last month. Both charges carried weapons enhancements, and prosecutors had recommended the men each…


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October 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Copper thief nabbed in former Seattle Times building

A lost reporter looking for a story? Nope. Police say the man caught wandering around the bowels of the former headquarters of The Seattle Times early Saturday morning was a copper thief. The building was left mostly empty after the newspaper moved its operations across the street to 1000 Denny Way about 2 1/2 years ago. But one existing tenant, Soup Daddy…


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October 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Thief drives $75,000 car through Lake City dealership’s doors

Someone broke into a Lake City auto dealership early Tuesday morning and drove a $75,000 car through the locked doors, according to Seattle police. A private security guard called 911 around 4:30 a.m. and reported someone had broken into the dealership, in the 11300 block of Lake City Way, stole a car and left a mess behind. Police arrived to find tire…


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October 6, 2014 at 5:17 PM

2 women sentenced for burglary of Inslee’s office

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Two women have been sentenced to 20 days of work release and two years of probation for a burglary at the office of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The pair — 23-year-old Emily E. Huntzicker, of Beaverton, Ore., and 28-year-old Rachel A. Kamiya, of Seattle — admitted stealing several items, including a bottle of…


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October 4, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Burglar climbs through second-floor window, asks for a beer

From The Chronicle (Centralia, Wash.): A man who crawled through a second-floor window of a Lewis County home and asked for a beer was arrested on suspicion of burglary this week. The 38-year-old, from Carter Lake, Iowa, told deputies he was on his way to Portland Wednesday evening when he saw a ladder and a rope leading up…


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September 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Man suspected of thefts from downtown Seattle offices arrested

Surveillance photo of man who police say has been stealing items from downtown Seattle office buildings. (Seattle police photos) 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…


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