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October 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Deputy linked to Holiwell case resigns

A deputy who was put on administrative leave when the King County Sheriff’s Office launched the prostitution and theft investigation of former deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell has resigned. Deputy Chris Kahrs resigned from the sheriff’s office on Monday, just one day before he was scheduled for a Loudermill hearing, said Sheriff John Urquhart. The hearing would have…

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October 13, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Police: fortuneteller says to have faith, then makes off with cash and jewels

A fortuneteller faces a December trial after allegedly stealing a combined $16,200 in cash, gold and jewels from two clients. Delma Aide Pineda-Perez, who works under the name Amalia,  allegedly told the clients in August to hand over their valuables so she could pray over the items and make a curse go away, and that she…

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October 8, 2014 at 10:54 AM

TV show helps Bellevue police reunite woman with stolen wedding ring

Bellevue police are crediting the “Washington’s Most Wanted” TV show with helping reunite a woman with her stolen wedding ring. The diamond-studded ring was inside the victim’s purse, which was stolen Sept. 19 as she was trying on shoes at the Nordstrom Rack store in Factoria, police said. She had placed her ring in the purse while…

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September 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Ex-deputy in prostitution case sentenced to longer prison term

A former King County sheriff’s deputy who was sentenced last month to 366 days in prison for helping his wife work as a prostitute has been re-sentenced to a longer term after he was caught lying to the court. Darrion Keith Holiwell was sentenced Monday to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution…

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September 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Seattle police anxious to put cuffs on man who ripped off adult store

Seattle police are hot on the trail of a man who stole nearly $400 in intimate items from an adult store on Capitol Hill. Employees of the Castle Megastore, 206 Broadway E., told police the man walked in around 10:20 p.m. Saturday. As the employees were speaking with him, the man grabbed several items — including hosiery, personal lubricant, fishnet stockings and More

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September 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Teen suspected of stealing tablet from woman in wheelchair arrested

Seattle police have arrested a teen suspected of stealing a tablet from a woman in a wheelchair last month at the Northgate Mall. Several people came forward with tips on the suspect’s identity. Detectives pulled the 17-year-old suspect’s previous booking photo, which matched the photos of the thief taken by mall security cameras, according to police. Detectives…

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August 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

No jail time for man, 76, who stole $400,000 from water association

A man who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from a private water association will not face jail time. The Everett Herald reports that 76-year-old Jesse Orvic Rowe was convicted of felony first-degree theft this year. He completed 240 hours of community service in lieu of a 30-day jail sentence, and agreed to pay the…

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August 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM

SPD: Men snatch tablet computer from woman in wheelchair at Northgate Mall

Talk about low. Seattle police say the two men pictured in this surveillance photo snatched a tablet computer from a woman at Northgate Mall last week. The victim and her husband – who both use wheelchairs – were inside the mall waiting for a Metro Access van on Aug. 22 when the two suspects began circling them, police said. After hanging…

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August 26, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Thief grabs ring from Northgate jewelry store and bolts

Seattle police hope you recognize this guy. According to police, the man stole a ring from a Northgate Mall jewelry store earlier this month. The man came into the unnamed store three times within an hour and on the last visit, around 8:30 p.m., asked an employee to pull out a ring so he could take pictures, police said. Instead, he…

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August 8, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Russian man accused of hacking scheme pleads not guilty

A Russian man accused of hacking more than 200,000 credit-card numbers from hundreds of U.S. businesses — including eight Puget Sound-area restaurants — pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Roman Seleznev, 30, the son of a prominent member of the Russian Parliament, faces 29 counts related to allegations of creating and operating…

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