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July 15, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Man suspected of Everett carjacking arrested in Seattle

Update at 3:19 p.m.: The Washington State Patrol says Westmoreland is in custody at Havorview Medical Center in Seattle, likely with injuries suffered in Monday’s crash. Troopers will guard him until he healthy enough to be booked into the Snohomish Coutny Jail Original post: Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of crashing a stolen motorcycle before carjacking a…

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July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Motorcyclist crashes on I-5 in Everett, carjacks vehicle

State troopers are looking for a motorcyclist who allegedly carjacked a Miata after crashing on Interstate 5 in Everett. The State Patrol said William J. Westmoreland, 38, of Stanwood, was speeding south on I-5 around 3 p.m. Monday when he rear-ended a car south of 112th Street Southeast and was ejected off a Honda motorcycle. Troopers said…

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April 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Police release sketch of Kirkland carjacker

Police have released this sketch of a man who carjacked a woman’s car at gunpoint from a Kirkland hospital on Monday night. At about 10:30 p.m., the victim was using her phone in her car in the parking lot of EvergreenHealth when the man approached and banged on her window to get her attention. The man…

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March 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Victim injured trying to prevent Seattle carjacking

A man was injured this morning when he jumped on the hood of his car in a failed attempt to prevent two men from carjacking the vehicle, Seattle police said. The victim held onto the hood for a couple of blocks until one carjacker slammed on the brakes, sending the victim flying to the pavement, police…

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March 7, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Man arrested after downtown carjacking

UPDATE, 5:40 p.m. | A man stole a truck at gunpoint downtown, fled from officers, crashed and then tried to steal other vehicles before being arrested near Boeing Field this afternoon, police said. An adult male suspect stole a white Ford pickup truck from its driver at Second Avenue South and South King Street after threatening…

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January 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

King County carjacker neglects to check gas gauge before driving off

We don’t need to tell you carjacking is a bad idea. But carjacking a truck after it runs out of gas is just plain, well, stupid. A 22-year-old Sultan man is behind bars for doing just that, according to the Washington State Patrol. The State Patrol said the truck in question had run out of gas early this…

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July 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Man’s car stolen at gunpoint this morning in Belltown

Four males carjacked a man’s car at gunpoint this morning in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, police said. The victim said he was getting into his 2008 Audi A3 at Second Avenue and Battery Street shortly after 2 a.m. when he was approached from behind by four males in their teens and early 20s, according to the Seattle Police…

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July 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Seattle carjacking victim run over by own car

A Wallingford woman is recovering after she was run over with her own car last night during a carjacking, Seattle police said. The victim, who was in the process of moving, was packing up her car near Second Avenue Northeast and Northeast 42nd Street around 8:40 p.m. when she heard someone start the engine, according to police. The…

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February 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Women escape attempted carjacking in South Seattle

Two men tried to carjack a pair of women stopped at a red light in South Seattle by assaulting them with pepper spray Tuesday night, according to Seattle police. At about 6:20 p.m., two women in their 50s were stopped at the intersection of Martin Luther King Junior Way South and South Graham Street when the men approached…

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