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Car Theft

2 identified in fatal crash involving carjacked vehicle in Seattle

SEATTLE — Officials have identified the teen boy who was driving a stolen vehicle when he crashed into another driver, killing them both.Medical investigators identified 16-year-old Kenneth Dion Williams Jr. as the driver who led police on a pursuit that ended in a Seattle neighborhood.

Date: 04/09/2016 | Northwest


Legislature gives Spokane area $300,000 to fight auto theft

SPOKANE — Spokane-area law enforcement will be able to take on high rates of auto theft thanks to money from the state Legislature.

Date: 04/03/2016 | Northwest


Stolen pickup crashes into Everett home; no injuries

EVERETT — A stolen pickup crashed into a home on the 1500 block of Maple Avenue on Saturday afternoon.The man driving jumped out of the Chevrolet and ran after hitting the house, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said. He had not been found as of Saturday evening.

Date: 03/26/2016 | Local News


Big drop in auto theft in Snohomish County; reasons are many

EVERETT — There were 583 fewer vehicle thefts in Snohomish County in 2015 but it is hard to pinpoint exactly why.Detectives believe the drop is due to a combination of factors, including crime-prevention education efforts, media coverage and aggressive prosecutions...

Date: 01/19/2016 | Local News


6 teens arrested after stolen car rams Renton police cruiser

RENTON — Six teens have been arrested after a stolen car rammed a Renton police cruiser.KOMO-TV reported officers started following a stolen vehicle Friday at 8:35 p.m. when they saw it driving in the area of Gene Coulon Park on Lake Washington.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Northwest


Lake Stevens couple, jailed for abandoning kids, arrested again

MARYSVILLE — A Lake Stevens couple who abandoned their children in a decrepit house earlier this year have been arrested again, this time for a police pursuit involving a stolen car.Amanda Foley...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News


Man arrested in Marysville after chase of stolen car

MARYSVILLE — The pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle Tuesday ended with the arrest of a man wanted by the state Department of Corrections.

Date: 10/14/2015 | Local News


Driver of stolen car dies in fiery crash near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A 19-year-old man died Monday night after a police pursuit ended in a fiery crash at Cathcart Way and Highway 9.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Local News


Driver of stolen car dies in fiery crash near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A 19-year-old man died Monday night after a police pursuit ended in a fiery crash at Cathcart Way and Highway 9.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Local News


'Hallelujah': Man's stolen ashes returned to Snohomish family

SNOHOMISH — Joyce Graham sees it as a brave and noble act.Not the theft of her son's car, with the box of her late husband's ashes inside, but the way the ashes were quietly returned to her...

Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News


County task force hopes to reduce car theft with club locks

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force hopes the Benjamin Franklin adage "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" still holds true in modern times.They're equipping sheriff's deputies and Marysville patrol officers with 250 club locks...

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News


Family seeks return of man’s ashes, lost in car theft

EVERETT — Richard “Dick” Graham’s family gathered Wednesday to remember him.“It was a celebration,” said his widow, Joyce. Before his July 22 death, Graham had struggled for years with Alzheimer’s disease.Something was missing from the celebration, though.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Local News


Everett woman sentenced in stolen school bus chase

BLAINE — An Everett woman will spend a year in prison for stealing an empty school bus in Stanwood and driving it north to Blaine before crashing it into a patrol car, then trying to swim away from police in the Blaine harbor.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News


Driver of stolen truck crashes into Camas house

CAMAS — When a southwest Washington homeowner heard what she thought was a crash in the street, she didn’t dream it was actually in her house.Then Ann Degenshein says she opened her window and saw a pickup truck sticking out of her front entrance.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest


Charges filed in Kent carjacking that led to owner’s death

KENT — King County prosecutors have filed charges accusing a 35-year-old man of murder in connection with a carjacking that led to the vehicle owner’s death in Kent.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest


Suspects sought in Monroe carjacking incident

Editor's Note: Police now say the report was made up. An updated story was posted on June 10.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Sirens




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