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July 22, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Family awakened, robbed at gunpoint in Seattle’s Hillman City

Seattle police are investigating a home-invasion robbery that reportedly involved three men who robbed a family at gunpoint in Seattle’s Hillman City neighborhood. According to a police department report, the family was sleeping when three robbers forced their way through the rear door of a home in the 4600 block of South Orcas Street at about…

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July 8, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Nude man breaks into Seattle home, recites Scripture to family

Seattle police said a nude man, apparently high on LSD, led officers on a chase along Lake Washington this morning after smashing into a home and sermonizing to the family inside. The family was asleep inside their home in the 400 block of Lake Washington Boulevard East just before 2 a.m. when they heard someone crash through their…

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November 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Buckley homeowner who killed intruder will not be arrested

The Associated Press BUCKLEY, Pierce County — The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder near Buckley will not be arrested. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says the 21-year-old intruder was acting erratically late Monday when he drove through a driveway gate, crashed into several parked cars and then forced his way…

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November 12, 2013 at 2:37 PM

2 men plead not guilty to violent Kirkland home invasion

Two men pleaded not guilty this morning to charges stemming from a vicious home invasion in Kirkland last month in which they are accused of breaking into a home, dragging a man from his bed and attacking him with knife. Vincent Sisounong, 21, and Blessing Gainey, 19, pleaded not guilty in King County Superior Court to…

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October 15, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Vancouver woman smacks intruder with dumbbell

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police in Vancouver, Wash., say a 48-year-old woman smacked an intruder in the head with a dumbbell after he entered her home through the garage and made sexual comments. The Columbian reports that police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says the woman initially thought someone she knew was coming home, then saw a…

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October 1, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Intruder attacks woman in Central District apartment

A woman was attacked by a stranger in her Central District apartment Monday evening, Seattle police say. The victim was cooking inside her home in the 700 block of 26th Avenue around 8:15 p.m. when someone knocked on her door. When the victim’s young son unlocked the deadbolt, a man began trying to force his way…

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August 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Maple Valley homeowner opens fire on intruders, wounds 2

The King County Sheriff’s Office this morning released more details from Tuesday night’s home invasion robbery in Maple Valley. According to the sheriff’s office, a 38-year-old man was at his house in the 23600 block of Witte Road with a friend when a “team” of intruders burst into the home, assaulted the homeowner and tied him up. The intruders then…

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April 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Life sentence for sex offender who menaced U District women with knife

A convicted rapist who broke into a University District house last year and threatened six young women with a knife, undressing one of the victims, was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A King County jury found Robert Douglas Hitt, 34, guilty last month of nine felony charges, including six counts of…

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January 31, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Police look for gunman who held up estate sale in West Seattle

A man who robbed several people at gunpoint during a West Seattle estate sale Thursday afternoon is at large, according to the Seattle Police Department. The masked suspect forced his way into a home at Southwest Hinds Street and Belvidere Avenue Southwest around 3:45 p.m. He then stole cash and jewelry from people inside the home…

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