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January 30, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Renton police ask help on ID of attempted kidnapping suspect

The Renton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of attempted kidnap with sexual motivation on Jan. 8. A 21-year-old woman was walking in the industrial area at Southwest 21st Street and Lind Avenue Southwest shortly after 1 p.m. when the suspect stopped his vehicle in the street and spoke…


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January 19, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Man carrying gun in Belltown fight, shot in buttocks by police

Seattle police shot a man in the buttocks after they witnessed him carrying a gun during a confrontation with another man in Belltown Sunday morning. Police officials said the officers were responding to an unusually high volume of disturbance calls in Belltown at the time. Police said the victim, in his 20s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life…


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December 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Lynnwood police nab suspected bank robber

Lynnwood police say they caught a bank robber today who showed a long firearm, then tried to drive off with stolen money. The crime happened at 5:10 p.m. at a U.S. Bank branch in the 19000 block of Highway 99.  The suspected robber drove a mile west, to the 7500 block of 196th Street Southwest, and…


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September 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Teenager stabbed in downtown Seattle

A 16-year-old man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed five times in the back, according to a Seattle Fire Depeartment spokeswoman. The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Friday evening at Second Avenue and Pine Street downtown where the teen was hanging out with a group of friends. Seattle police officials believe he…


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July 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Woman wields ax at 3:30 a.m. in Spokane fire station

The Associated Press Police say a woman entered a Spokane fire station, took an ax from a truck and smashed out two large windows. It happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Station 3 was occupied at the time and unlocked. The woman ran toward arriving police with the ax and they subdued her with a Taser. Police say the 30-year-old…


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May 27, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Man attacked while waiting in downtown bus shelter

A man waiting in a Seattle bus shelter was beaten Monday morning by two strangers who tried to steal his wallet, police say. The attack happened around 10 a.m. on the west side of Third Avenue near Jefferson Street, where the victim was shaken several times, causing his head to hit the concrete. The suspects ran and soon a Metro…


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February 23, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Fourth person arrested in 2012 killing of Everett man

Everett police said Saturday that they’ve arrested a fourth suspect in the stabbing death last April of Luis Verduzco. Martin Salazar, 33, of Monroe was arrested Friday and booked into Snohomish County Jail on second-degree murder charges, according to the police statement. The body of Verduzco, 23, was found on April 24, 2012 in the backyard of…


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June 18, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Bellevue Police Department launches new crime map

Bellevue residents can now view recent crime activity using an interactive crime map the Bellevue Police Department launched on its  website last week. Developed using, users can type in their address and view 15 categories of crime such as motor vehicle theft, arson and assault during particular time periods. Users can…


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