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October 8, 2014 at 3:21 PM

FBI: Kidnapping suspect possibly sailed from Seattle to Hawaii

The Associated Press HONOLULU — The FBI says a Seattle man charged with the international kidnapping of his 9-year-old son could have sailed with the boy to Hawaii or other Pacific islands. Jeffrey Ford Hanson set sail from Seattle with his son in early September. The FBI doesn’t know where they went, but Coast Guard nautical experts…

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September 12, 2014 at 10:34 AM

FBI: Boy taken by father from Seattle may be in danger

The FBI and local police are searching for a 9-year-old boy who is believed to be with his father and may be in danger. Billy Hanson is believed to be with Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, in a white 1976 Cooper sailboat named “Draco.” Billy was last seen with his father on Aug. 30, according to the FBI….

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August 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

FBI: Fast robber hits 2 banks in Kent and Auburn

Police are hoping you recognize this fast-working bank robber after he hit two banks within the same hour on Aug. 18. He’s been dubbed the “Quick-Change Bandit” because he changed clothes between the two bank robberies in Kent and Auburn, according to the FBI. Detectives also believe he may have also robbed a Lakewood bank on Aug. 16. He is described as a black man…

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August 19, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Suspected ‘Alabama Band Bandit’ captured near Everett

Police on Tuesday arrested a man believed to be the so-called “Alabama Band Bandit,” suspected of robbing at least five banks in Snohomish, King and Whatcom counties. Members of the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force found a vehicle believed to be associated with the 40-year-old Woodinville man in the 100 block of 128th Street…

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August 6, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Police: Parents of missing East Bremerton girl ‘very cooperative’

Updated at 10:38 a.m.: EAST BREMERTON — The parents of a missing 6-year-old girl in East Bremerton have been “very, very cooperative” with investigators, a spokesman for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said this morning. Deputy Scott Wilson said detectives are aware that the father of Jenise Wright was once accused of molesting an 8-year-old relative and assaulting a…

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August 5, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Missing girl’s parents agree to lie detector test; FBI joins search

The Associated Press BREMERTON, Wash. — The parents of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington home and wasn’t reported missing for a day agreed to take lie detector tests and allow a search of the home, a sheriff’s spokesman said. Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said Monday he doubted he would be able to…

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July 11, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Yakama tribal police officer kills man in shootout

The Associated Press YAKIMA  — A Yakima County sheriff’s spokesman says a Yakama Nation police officer was involved in shooting near Toppenish Friday morning that left one man dead. Sgt. Mike Russell says the 42-year-old man fled from the Wapato area in a vehicle, and the tribal officer pursued him. The suspect reportedly shot at the officer during the…

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June 23, 2014 at 12:51 PM

4 child sex victims recovered in Washington

The Associated Press SEATTLE  — The FBI says four child sex exploitation victims were recovered last week in Washington as part of a national operation. In addition, 13 people suspected of exploiting children and related crimes were arrested by child exploitation task forces in the state. The FBI office in Seattle said Monday it was part of the…

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