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October 30, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Reward offered for handguns stolen from Lakewood shop

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating the theft of 30 semi-automatic handguns and other firearm parts from a Lakewood gun shop. ATF said it was joining with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves. ATF Special Agent Brian Bennett…


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June 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM

FBI offers $10,000 reward to combat aircraft ‘lasing’

The FBI has launched a 90-day nationwide campaign offering rewards of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of people who point lasers at aircraft. The FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began tracking incidents in which people deliberately targeted aircraft with handheld lasers, known as “lasing,” and found more than 1,000-percent increase over…


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April 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Family offers reward to find Skyway man’s killer

Leroy Henderson shortly before he was slain. (King County sheriff’s photo) The family of a man who was fatally shot Sunday night in Skyway is offering a $1,000 reward for information on his killer, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. The body of Leroy Henderson, 30, was found in the 12200 block of 68th Avenue South shortly…


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February 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Reward offered in wolf killing case

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A conservation group is offering a $7,500 reward for help solving the case of an endangered gray wolf found shot to death on Feb. 9 in Stevens County. A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement official told the Spokesman Review that the wolf died from gunshot wounds. Gray wolves are…


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December 27, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Reward offered in Idaho animal cruelty cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Humane Society is offering $5,000 in reward money, hoping somebody turns in the perpetrators behind animal cruelty cases in southwestern Idaho. In one, mallard ducks in Meridian were hit this month by darts from what was apparently a blowgun. Though the ducks didn’t die immediately, they may not survive if they’re…


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December 6, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Cold weather could threaten Seattle wine thieves’ haul

Management at Sodo’s Esquin Wine & Spirits have a message for the people who made off with more than $600,000 worth of high-end wine last week: There’s a good reason wine lovers pay for temperature-controlled storage lockers.

“What the thieves may not know,” Esquin spokesman Dan Miller said in a statement today, “is that with these cold temperatures we’re seeing in the region, if they haven’t properly stored the wine they stole, it could quickly become worthless, particularly if the wine freezes, making their whole criminal operation all for” naught.

Esquin hopes to get the wine back, hopefully in the same condition it was in when it was stolen.

Wine experts say wine should be stored in the dark, at around 55 degrees. Just as high temperatures are harmful to wine, subfreezing temperatures — like the ones the Seattle area has seen all week — are also damaging.

While the effect of temperature on wine depends on a number of factors, Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Managing Editor Joe Czerwinski said in an email that, typically, “Wine freezes around 23 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the alcohol content. Once frozen the wine will expand and often push the cork out therefore breaking the seal and spoiling the wine.”

Police have arrested one suspect and are seeking a second. The stolen wine — more than 200 cases valued at $648,000 — remains missing, police said today.


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August 31, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Reward for finding hikers’ killer about to expire

GRANITE FALLS — A reward raised by family and friends of two women gunned down while hiking six years ago in Granite Falls is about to expire. KOMO-TV reports the case still has no suspects in the deaths of Mary Cooper and her daughter Susanna Stodden. They died while hiking on Mt. Pilchuck. The husband and father…


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January 2, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Reward for help in catching shore birds killer

The Associated Press LONG BEACH — PETA is offering $5,000 for help in catching whoever drove into a flock of shore birds on the beach in southwest Washington and killed 92 of them. KING-TV reports the dead Sandpiper-type shorebirds called “Dunlin” were found Thursday north of the Cranberry beach approach on Long Beach. Wildlife Center of the…


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July 5, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Pierce County detectives looking for husband of slain woman

Scott Mitsuo Kagawa (CrimeStoppers) Detectives with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department are asking the public’s help in finding Scott Mitsuo Kagawa. The body of Kagawa’s wife, Rita Kagawa, was found June 26 near Yelm, Thurston, County, and authorities believe her husband is responsible for her death. A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for…


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