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June 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Husband, wife in their 80s scare off would-be robber in Milton

MILTON (AP) — A couple in their 80s say they managed to spook a would-be robber who burst into their home shortly after they returned from a Tacoma casino where they won $500. KOMO-TV reports Jim and Betty Lilja of Milton wonder whether they were followed home the night of the incident last month. They…

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January 3, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Intruder climbs into bed with sleeping Seattle couple, fondles woman, police say

A 32-year-old California man has been ordered held in jail for investigation of first-degree burglary and taking indecent liberties after he allegedly climbed through a window of an apartment on Capitol Hill and crawled into bed with a Seattle couple, taking liberties with the woman as she slept early on New Year’s Day. A King County District…

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October 2, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Kent farm owner shoots and kills intruder

KENT  — The owner of a produce business near Kent shot and killed one of two intruders he found early Wednesday in the office, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The owner of Frager Farms, who lives on the property, armed himself with a shotgun when he discovered the break-in that appeared to be a burglary,…

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September 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Dig it! Seattle man uses shovel to smack armed intruder

The Associated Press Seattle police say when a South Seattle man was awakened from his nap by his brother’s news that an intoxicated man was wandering in their front yard, he stepped outside and told the man to leave. When the intruder pulled a knife, the resident grabbed a shovel and repeated his request. Police say the…

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July 16, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Nude U District intruder just wanted to ‘crash’

A naked man climbed through a U District window early this morning reportedly looking for a place to sleep, according Seattle police. When residents said no way, the man climbed back out. A short time later, police found the man and arrested him. Seattle Police officers responded to the 5000 block of 8th Avenue Northeast just after…

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May 13, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Monday Memo: Home intruder stabbed to death … Big week for Kings bid

Intruder stabbed to death at North Bend home: A man broke into a home in North Bend early this morning and was stabbed to death by one of the residents, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. There was a struggle between the homeowner and the intruder, and the homeowner’s wife got involved, too. Along…

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April 3, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Elderly woman holds intruder at gunpoint, fires warning shot

SPOKANE (AP) — There are some people you just don’t mess with. Police say a woman twice the age of a 35-year-old intruder grabbed her gun to protect herself when he broke into her house early Wednesday. She fired a warning shot and was holding the man at gunpoint in her living room when police arrived. The man…

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February 10, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Chehalis homeowner shoots intruder

The Associated Press CHEHALIS– A Lewis County homeowner shot and wounded an intruder, then held him at gunpoint until police arrived. The sheriff’s office says the 24-year-old homeowner called 911 a little before 5 a.m. Sunday, when he heard someone talking outside his residence in Chehalis. He armed himself with a pistol and was waiting for police…

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August 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Intruder shot in Everett real estate office

The Associated Press EVERETT — An employee of a real estate office in Everett shot and wounded an intruder Thursday during a fight. Police say the 76-year-old employee had called 911 and said he was holding a burglar at gunpoint. But before officers arrived the 30-year-old suspect started throwing office equipment at the employee who shot him…

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May 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Newman Lake homeowner shoots intruder

The Associated Press NEWMAN LAKE, Spokane County — A homeowner in the Spokane suburb of Newman Lake has shot an intruder to death. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting occurred about 1 a.m. on Sunday. The homeowner called 911 and left the line open. The sheriff’s office says the 911 operators could hear two male subjects…

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