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February 3, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Snohomish man wounded with own gun in Sunday break-in

The Snohomish man who suffered a gunshot wound during a reported break-in at his home Sunday night was shot with his own gun, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The sheriff’s office said the weapon was recovered at the scene and is registered to the victim. The 22 year-old Snohomish man remains in stable condition…


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November 1, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Masked intruders assault man in Rainier Valley home invasion

Three people, one wearing a Ronald Reagan mask, broke into a Rainier Valley home late on Halloween night, struck a man with a gun and robbed him, according to Seattle police and the victim. The homeowner, who asked not to be named, was alone in the house in the 4500 block of South Findlay Street, just off Rainier…


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September 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

2 men plead guilty to violent Kirkland home invasion

Two men who attacked an 18-year-old man with knives during a vicious home-invasion in Kirkland last year have each pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, according to King County prosecutors. Blessing Gainey, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges on Friday, while his co-defendant, Vincent “Vinny” Sisounong, 22, entered guilty pleas on Monday afternoon, said…


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September 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Oregon woman arrested playing ‘zombie game’

The Associated Press COOS BAY, Ore. — Coos County sheriff’s deputies say a woman arrested on accusations she broke into a house, pushed a woman down the stairs, pulled her hair, bit her in the face and told her victim she was playing “the zombie game.” The World reports that Jessica Rocha of Reedsport faces charges of…


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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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