A suspected thief who was spotted riffling through mailboxes around a Lake Sammamish neighborhood Wednesday was arrested after he tried to flee first by foot and then by kayak. One resident witnessed the incident and hopped into his kayak to chase him down while Sammamish police were shouting from the dock, ordering the thief to paddle back to…More
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The Associated Press MERCER ISLAND — A man suspected of breaking into mailboxes at a Mercer Island apartment building jumped into Lake Washington to escape but was fished out by a Seattle police boat. KIRO reported the apartment manager discovered a man and woman breaking into locked mailboxes about 2 a.m. Thursday. The manager blocked their car and responding…More
Bremerton police are hoping to identify scores of victims of a large-scale mail theft. On Sunday, police were called to a secluded wooded area where they found more than 500 pieces of opened mail sent from numerous addresses in Mason, Kitsap and Pierce counties, as well as the Gig Harbor area, police said. Included in the mail were checks, gift…More
A Seattle man was sentenced today to 44 months in federal prison for breaking into dozens of mailboxes and using the information he found to steal identities, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Wilfredo Bermudez, 40, was arrested last November after stealing from mailboxes in King, Pierce and Thurston counties over a span of 13 months, the U.S….More
A lot of stolen mail: A man in Port Townsend has been arrested in connection with the theft of 1,000 pounds of mail — allegedly for making fake IDs, passing bogus checks and the like, according to The Kitsap Sun. We’re not talking about 1,000 pieces of mail. That’s 1,000 pounds….More
The theft of mail from a Bainbridge Island postal drop box has prompted a warning from police. At about 5 this morning, officials at the Bainbridge Island Post Office reported extensive damage to the Bjune Drive postal drop box as well as the theft of mail. The box contained mail dropped off after 3:15 p.m. Saturday,…More