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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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August 4, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Ex-King County deputy pleads guilty to prostitution, theft and drug charges

A former King County sheriff’s deputy accused of helping his estranged wife work as a prostitute, stealing department ammunition and illegally delivering testosterone pleaded guilty this afternoon in King County Superior Court. Deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree promoting prostitution, one count of first-degree theft and one count of violating…

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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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