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December 25, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Mail-theft suspect arrested after fleeing police in a kayak

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…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: kayak, mail theft, Sammamish

May 22, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Mail-theft suspect jumps in Lake Washington

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…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: escape, mail theft, Washingtion State Patrol

December 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Bremerton police discover huge cache of stolen mail

Some of the stolen mail recovered by Bremerton police. (Bremerton police photo) 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…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bremerton, mail theft, U.S. Postal Inspection Service

September 27, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Seattle identity thief sentenced to nearly 4 years for stealing mail

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….


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December 19, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Police warning follows Bainbridge Island mail theft

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,…


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