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August 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Car vandalism tied to arrest in Jenise Wright case

Bremerton police are investigating a case of arson and vandalism they say was perpetrated against family friends of the teen arrested in connection with the killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright. Chief Steven Strachan said police were called to a home in the 3300 block of Pine Street in East Bremerton at 1 a.m. Thursday, after one car…

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August 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Police seek malicious mischief charge in Gas Works Park vandalism

Seattle police investigating last week’s $8,000 graffiti spree at Gas Works Park today submitted their case to the King County Prosecutor’s Office seeking criminal charges. Detective Chris Young said he sent the results of his investigation into a 19-year-old suspect with the request that a charge of malicious mischief be filed. The man told investigators that he and others began…

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June 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM

SPD: Pantsless man smashes cars — before he gets really weird

File this one under the we-can’t-make-this-stuff-up category. Seattle police arrested a naked man last night after he smashed a car, stripped off his clothes and tore off patches of his hair — all while high on a cocktail of cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD and other unidentified drugs. It started around 7:30 p.m. when police received a report of a man in a white T-shirt…

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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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March 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Burglar vandalizes Seattle church, lights candles

Maybe he figured it would help. Seattle police say a burglar broke into a Wedgwood church over the weekend, vandalized property and — in a possible attempt to make amends –lit a few candles before fleeing. The break-in at Our Lady of the Lake church happened sometime between 7:15 p.m. Friday and 10:15 a.m. Saturday, when an employee discovered…

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January 16, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Jimi Hendrix statue vandalized with green paint

Someone has vandalized the Jimi Hendrix statue with green paint. Louise Blake, an employee at Blick Art Materials on Broadway, which is located next to the statue, did not see the vandalism occur, but she said that at 5:23 p.m. the bright green acrylic paint was still wet. It wasn’t immediately known who vandalized the statue. It’s the second time since…

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November 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Portland tire-slashing toll: 500 vehicles, $250K

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say they’re stumped by a six-month spree of tire slashing and other vandalism that has damaged more than 500 vehicles. Damage is estimated at up to $250,000. The Oregonian reports that mostly, the damage is to tires, punctured by something like a tiny icepick. At first, many owners thought they had…

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September 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM

2 men arrested in spray-painting spree; Jimi Hendrix statue defaced

Two intoxicated men were arrested last night after they went on a spray-painting spree, defacing several objects, including the Jimi Hendrix statue on Capitol Hill, Seattle police said. Police say two men, ages 20 and 21, purchased spray paint from a Capitol Hill store around 8 p.m. and then walked outside and began tagging different objects. The two tagged…

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July 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Man’s window-smashing spree in downtown Seattle captured on video

A man armed with a five-foot metal bar went on a window-smashing spree Sunday in downtown Seattle, causing more than $5,000 worth of damage, police said. The 44-year-old man smashed windows on nine parked cars and two businesses in the Pike Pine corridor around 7:30 p.m. He then set his sights on a coffee shop sign, but West…

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