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February 11, 2015 at 5:52 AM

Student accused of netting nearly $32,000 in UW scheme

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Prosecutors say a college student used a simple scheme to bilk the University of Washington, netting nearly $32,000. KOMO-TV reports that campus police say the student was a cashier at the University Instructional Center. Court records allege that when students returned course packets, the student gave himself unauthorized refunds on his UW…


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January 13, 2015 at 9:48 AM

Idaho prosecutor: Arrest warrant for 9-year-old a mistake

The Associated Press POST FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho prosecutor said he made a mistake requesting an arrest warrant for a 9-year-old boy held in custody for three days after being accused of stealing a pack of gum. Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said Monday that his office should have instead sought a child protection investigation that…


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December 22, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Spokane officer finds stolen presents, delivers them

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Spokane police say one of their officers had a busy day, not only recovering a stolen vehicle and arresting a car theft suspect but finding several stolen Christmas presents and delivering them to their rightful owners. Police spokeswoman Monique Cotton says Corporal Zachary Dahle spotted a man on Monday morning standing outside a…


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December 21, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Kennewick pharmacy technician accused of stealing medication

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Police in Kennewick arrested a pharmacy technician accused of stealing at least 17,000 pills while working at a Walgreens store. The Tri-City Herald reports  32-year-old Marianne Folk pleaded innocent to a charge of first-degree theft at a Thursday court appearance in Benton County. According to court documents, the store’s security manager told police…


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December 19, 2014 at 9:21 PM

SPD nails thief who nabbed historical Mariners’ jerseys

Seattle police say they arrested on Friday a burglar suspected of breaking into Safeco Field and making off with bags of Seattle Mariners historical memorabilia, including jerseys worn by Edgar Martinez and Ken Griffey Jr. According to police, the man climbed over a fence around 4 a.m. on Thursday, broke glass display cases inside Safeco Field,…


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December 18, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Suspected firearms thief arrested in North Kitsap County

A 21-year-old suspected firearms thief was arrested in North Kitsap County on Wednesday in connection with a Dec. 5 burglary in which a number of firearms were taken from an occupied home, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Hayden David Armstrong-Nunes was taken into custody on an arrest warrant after a foot pursuit and physical…


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December 5, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Police arrest teens during break-in at Bothell car dealership

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. | The Associated Press Police say it was a group of teenage boys and girls who broke into the office at a Bothell car lot early Friday and grabbed keys in an apparent attempt to steal cars. Sgt. Ken Seuberlich ays officers arrived within three minutes of the alarm around 1 a.m. and contained Brooks…


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