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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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April 10, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Kent police nab suspected car thieves following early morning chase

Two suspected car thieves were arrested this morning after they sideswiped a police car during a pursuit in Kent. Kent police responded to the 11800 block of Southeast 204th Street around 4:19 a.m. after receiving a report that the occupants of a car were prowling mailboxes. Officers spotted a suspect vehicle and tried to block it in a cul-du-sac, according to Assistant Police Chief Pat…

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March 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Alleged car thief shot by homeowner

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A man who was killed by a homeowner while allegedly trying to steal a vehicle died from a single gunshot wound to the head, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office said. The man was identified as 25-year-old Brendon T. Kaluza-Graham of Spokane. Police said Kaluza-Graham died Monday morning after a homeowner called 911…

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July 31, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Police: Witnesses foil Bellingham carjacking

A Snohomish County man is in custody after several citizens foiled a carjacking Monday outside a Bellingham fast-food restaurant, according to police  The victims – an 80-year-old man and his 77-year-old female passenger – had just parked at the Wendy’s restaurant in the 100 block of Samish Way on Monday afternoon and the woman got out first,  according to Bellingham police. As…

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April 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Trooper fires at driver who ran over his foot in Renton

A trooper opened fire at a suspected car thief who ran over the trooper’s foot while fleeing from a traffic stop this morning in Renton, according to the State Patrol. The trooper was taken to Valley Medical Center in Renton for treatment for a foot injury. The trooper pulled over the car around 10 a.m. because it was being driven…

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February 28, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Miss Washington loses crown, gowns to car thief

It’s bad enough that Brittney Henry’s car was stolen this morning from outside her Edgewood, Pierce County home. But inside the vehicle were the crown, sashes, gowns, shoes and other items belonging to the reigning Miss Washington. According to a posting by Henry on the Miss Washington Scholarship Organization Facebook page, the items…

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February 23, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Police arrest 5 in thefts of brand new cars

Authorities have arrested five people suspected of being part of a organized scheme to steal high-value cars, police announced Thursday evening. The operation resulted from an investigation by members of Pierce County’s Auto Crime Enforcement Task Force which found that new model vehicles were being stolen from auto dealers up and down the I-5 corridor from Vancouver…

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