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October 17, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Moxee woman accused of stealing 5 cars in 1 day

The Associated Press YAKIMA — Police say a woman stole five cars in one day in Moxee and Yakima. The 26-year-old woman and a companion were arrested Wednesday when they tried to use a stolen credit card at a store. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports police checked surveillance videos that showed the woman breaking into cars while the companion acted as…

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October 13, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Suspected car thief arrested after lengthy chase, Lake Union dip

Maybe if he had managed to find a bicycle, this would-be triathlete might have eluded Seattle police. Alas, the suspected car thief’s escape was short-lived early Monday morning despite running an impromptu obstacle course and taking a dip in the frigid water of Lake Union, according to police. It started around 2 a.m. when a security guard working…

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October 9, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Woman takes a dip in Columbia River before stealing truck

The (Vancouver) Columbian A woman who was reportedly swimming in the Columbia River got out and stole a vehicle at the Port of Vancouver early this morning, according to the Vancouver Police Department. An employee at the port, 1200 Port Way, reported at about 7:15 a.m. that she saw the woman swimming and then get out and…

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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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August 28, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Officer shoots woman at Oregon gas station

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — An Oregon woman was shot by police Thursday after pointing a replica handgun at them following a car chase, authorities said. Amanda Lynn Gatewood, 44, of Springfield was listed in critical condition at a Corvallis hospital. Albany police Capt. Eric Carter said Gatewood was driving a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara when she led…

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August 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Seattle police recover stolen SUV with child inside

Update at 4:19 p.m.: Seattle police have arrested a suspect. Update at 3:53 p.m.: Seattle police are searching for the man who stole an SUV with a 10-month-old child inside from a Delridge convenience store. Police and King County sheriff’s deputies recovered the Ford Edge and the child 19 minutes after the theft was reported, police said. The child was…

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August 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM

3 teens arrested after car stolen at gunpoint in Roosevelt area

Seattle police arrested three juveniles this morning after they allegedly stole a car at gunpoint. Police said a man was parking his car in the Roosevelt area around 11 p.m. Tuesday when one of the three teenage boys pointed a gun at the man and demanded his car keys and  cellphone. They then drove off in…

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May 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Seattle officer collides with middle school student during foot chase

A Seattle police officer collided with a middle school student while running after a suspected car thief this afternoon, police said. The suspected thief was spotted in a stolen Honda Civic in the 9000 block of Aurora Avenue North around 1:20 p.m., police said. The man drove off, but ditched the car near North 90th Street and Stone Avenue North. Police chased…

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March 10, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Granite Falls schools locked down during search for car thief

Update at 10:57 a.m.: The sheriff’s office reports one suspect, a 33-year-old man, is now in custody. The school lockdowns have been lifted. Original post: Several Granite Falls schools have been locked down as deputies search for a car thief, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Around 8:45 this morning  someone called 911 to report an erratic driver…

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November 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Car thieves caught in the act in the Rainier Valley

Seattle police say they caught two car thieves in the act this morning in the Rainier Valley. Just before 5 a.m., a man called 911 to report that two suspicious males were in the rear parking lot of his apartment complex in the 7900 block of Rainier Avenue South. One of the males was seated in the passenger…

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