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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…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, King County Sheriff's Office, prostitution

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…


Comments | Topics: credit cards, theft

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…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Darrion Holiwell, John Urquhart, King County Sheriff's Office

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…


Comments | Topics: Esquin, fine wine, Thanksgiving Day

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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