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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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June 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM

FBI offers $10,000 reward to combat aircraft ‘lasing’

The FBI has launched a 90-day nationwide campaign offering rewards of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of people who point lasers at aircraft. The FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began tracking incidents in which people deliberately targeted aircraft with handheld lasers, known as “lasing,” and found more than 1,000-percent increase over…

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May 29, 2014 at 2:49 PM

FBI names new head of Seattle office

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Frank Montoya Jr. as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Seattle Division. Montoya most recently worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he served as the national counterintelligence executive, the FBI said in a news release. In that role, he was the head…

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March 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Feds: Man arrested in Blaine sought to join al-Qaida

Update at 2:55 p.m.:| The Associated Press SEATTLE — A California man who spoke of wanting to bomb the Los Angeles subway system was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists, federal prosecutors said Monday. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., an unincorporated area…

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March 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM

FBI: I-5 billboards to target domestic terror suspect

The worldwide search for suspected domestic terrorist Daniel Andreas San Diego could be coming to a billboard near you. San Diego, an animal rights activist, is wanted in the 2003 bombings at two corporate offices in Northern California and has been placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. The FBI is offering a…

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