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July 25, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Esquin wine thieves sentenced

Two men who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $650,000 in wine from a warehouse last Thanksgiving have been sentenced to prison. Samuel  Harris, 35, who orchestrated the theft and attempted arson, was given a nine-year sentence by King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector, who said he put the community at risk.  Harris had  pleaded guilty…

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July 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Spider fire, and other stuff you might have missed this (and last) week

Bats? Spiders? Giant snails? Mysterious human skulls? No, it’s not Halloween. But it is a different kind of holiday, if you will: the triumphant return of the offbeat-news roundup, after a week’s hiatus. To celebrate, I give you The Weird News Double-Week Double Whammy! Two weeks’ worth of weirdness, jam-packed into one easy-to-digest list.

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June 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

King County deputy pleads not guilty in prostitution, theft case

A King County sheriff’s deputy accused of helping his estranged wife work as a prostitute, stealing department ammunition and illegally delivering testosterone pleaded not guilty this morning in King County Superior Court. During the arraignment for Deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell, defense attorney Kristine Costello argued that his bail be lowered to $50,000. But King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Gary Ernsdorff, in…

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June 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Ex-Kent council member pleads guilty to stealing $300K from mother

A former Kent City council member pleaded guilty today to seven counts of first-degree theft and mortgage fraud for stealing nearly $300,000 from his mother’s bank account to shore up his failing business and fund vacations. Kenneth D. Sharp, 67, could face more than 3 1/2 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20. However, prosecutors…

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May 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Seattle police: Thief caught with purloined sirloins

A suspected meat thief was arrested Wednesday night after he was spotted carting around a shopping cart full of stolen beef, Seattle police said. Around 11:15 p.m., an officer was driving down Rainier Avenue near South McClellan Street when he spotted a 50-year-old man pushing a shopping cart full of meat down the street, police said….

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May 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Man convicted of stealing 4.3 miles of copper wire from Sound Transit

A Seattle man faces more than 16 years in prison after he was convicted of stealing 4.3 miles of copper wiring from the Sound Transit light-rail system in what is believed to be the biggest metal-theft case in state history. A King County jury last week convicted Donald Turpin, 55, of second-degree burglary; first-degree theft with…

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May 12, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Man steals toilet tank from West Seattle Subway shop

Seattle police are looking for the man who stole a toilet tank from a West Seattle sandwich shop Sunday night. Police said the man and his family walked into the Subway sandwich shop in the 4700 block of 42nd Avenue Southwest around 7:45 p.m. and ordered food. While employees were preparing the family’s meal, the man paid a visit to…

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