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January 15, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Wednesday Memo: Is Seattle a stray dog? … Machinist boss retires … GOP lawmakers not happy

As the NFC title game approaches, columnist Danny Westneat asks, Is Seattle a stray dog to San Francisco’s alpha dog? “… in a way we got our start as San Francisco’s dump. We are to them as Tacoma is to us. OK, that’s too extreme. How about this: We are San Francisco’s Spokane.’ A changing…

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December 10, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Police seek links between Seattle, San Francisco wine thefts

Seattle police detectives investigating the Thanksgiving Day theft of $648,000 worth of high-end wine have contacted police in San Francisco about the theft from a wine warehouse in that city in March to see if the two cases are potentially connected, said a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department.

Samuel Harris, 34, and Luke Thesing, 35, have been charged in King County Superior Court in connection with the elaborate theft at Esquin Wine Merchants in Sodo on Nov. 28. A shipping label found in a storage locker Harris rented at Esquin led Seattle police to a San Francisco wine consultant, who said he purchased $100,000 worth of wine from Harris and another man earlier this year, according to charging documents.

A Seattle detective, researching wine thefts in the San Francisco area, came across a media report of a theft from a wine warehouse in March, charging document said.

“Seattle police have contacted us and our investigators will be talking to each other about that case,” San Francisco Police spokesman Albie Esparza said today.

In the San Francisco theft, someone cut a hole in a rolling metal door to gain access to the warehouse sometime in the overnight hours between March 26 and 27, Esparza said. At 12:01 a.m. on March 27, a motion detector inside the warehouse was activated, but when officers responded, they didn’t see anything suspicious and determined the building’s perimeter was secure, he said.

The next morning, employees found the damage to the rolling door, Esparza said.

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March 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Trial delayed for man accused of ’83 SeaTac slaying

The trial of a Florida man accused of fatally stabbing a businessman at a motel near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 1983 has been postponed until Oct. 8. John Wayne Folds’ trial for second-degree murder trial was  scheduled to begin today in King County Superior Court. Folds, 47, who is in the King County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail, pleaded…

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