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November 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Former Idaho trooper reaches deal, pleads guilty

The Associated Press COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A former Idaho state trooper faces up to five years in jail after he was convicted of a variety of charges, including stealing 15,000 rounds of ammunition from the state police. Daniel Charles Howard entered guilty pleas on several charges Friday and Alford pleas on others after reaching a deal with prosecutors…

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November 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Prison sentence for stealing Aussie couple’s bikes

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A 24-year-old man was sentenced to prison Thursday for stealing bicycles from an Australian couple when they stopped in Mount Vernon last summer on a cross-continent trek. The Skagit Valley Herald reports Danial Frank Osburn of Mount Vernon pleaded guilty to theft and an unrelated heroin charge. He was sentenced in Skagit County…

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November 20, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Kent man accused of allowing his mother to die from neglect

A 48-year-old Kent man entered not guilty pleas on Thursday to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree theft charges for allegedly causing the death of his elderly mother through neglect and stealing more than $100,000 from her bank accounts in recent years, court records show. Joselito Hondolero is accused of being criminally negligent in the care of his mother, Adriana…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Thieves steal 9 wildlife cameras near North Bend

NORTH BEND — Nine wildlife cameras used to track elk near North Bend have been stolen. The Transportation Department was using the cameras in a project to prevent elk collisions on Interstate 90. KOMO reports workers noticed the cameras worth $7,000 were gone Tuesday. Crews removed nine other remaining cameras as a precaution. One of the cameras took…

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November 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Theft of delivery van leaves Belltown food bank scrambling

When volunteers for a Belltown food bank arrived at 6 a.m. Monday morning to start their rounds picking up donations they were greeted with a heartbreaking site: their sole delivery van was gone. Lynn Nishimura, executive director for Puget Sound Labor Agency, said she and other volunteers scrambled into action — many hopped into personal cars to pick up…

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November 6, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Bad first date: Woman takes Oregon man’s wallet

The Associated Press WILSONVILLE, Ore.  — Oregon police agree it was a bad first date. They say a 23-year-old man met a woman for the first time in person Monday night after they talked online. She hopped into his vehicle at a drive-through restaurant in Wilsonville, south of Portland, and suggested he buy her a milkshake. Sgt. Dan…

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November 6, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Bellingham police recover stolen bikes worth $46K

BELLINGHAM — Police in Bellingham say they have recovered 10 stolen bikes worth $46,000 from a homeless camp. Police say two transients with the bikes were arrested early Wednesday and jailed on suspicion of burglary and possessing stolen property. The Bellingham Herald reports the most expensive bike was worth $10,000. The bikes have been returned to their…

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October 27, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Seattle police hot on trail of adult store bandit

Recognize this guy? Seattle police say he stole $400 worth of lubricant, hosiery and other items from a Capitol Hill adult store last month. Employees of the Castle Megastore, 206 Broadway E., told police the man walked in around 10:20 p.m. Sept. 20. As the employees were speaking with him, the man grabbed several items…

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October 26, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Burien canoe thief takes voyage on Puget Sound without a paddle

A canoe thief got himself into trouble Saturday night when he launched himself onto Puget Sound without a paddle, according to Burien police. The 20-year-old man walked onto someone’s beachfront property in Seahurst and stole a 10-foot canoe, police said. When the man saw that there were no paddles in the canoe he improvised by using a…

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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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