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November 15, 2014 at 11:09 AM

2 arrested after jumping from SUV, hiding in Seattle cemetery

Two men were captured hiding in a Seattle cemetery late Friday after police said they jumped from a moving, stolen SUV. Patrol officers were on the lookout for the stolen SUV, believed to be connected with a number of recent incidents in North Seattle, police said. The officers spotted the vehicle at Aurora Avenue North and North…

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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 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 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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