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Fleeing burglary suspect jumps in Puyallup River

SEATTLE — A burglary suspect fled from Puyallup police by jumping in the Puyallup River and later showing up at a stranger’s home asking for help while clad in only underwear and boots.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Northwest

Armed older couple gets upper hand on burglar

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque couple turned the tables on a burglar caught loading their belongings into his car.Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said officers were called about a possible burglary Thursday.What they found was a 70-year-old...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Nation & World

2 teenagers plead guilty in Marysville gun crimes

MARYSVILLE — Two teens have pleaded guilty to gun crimes in connection with a drive-by shooting in Marysville earlier this year.Nathan Boswell, 18, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for giving a 15-year-old a handgun. The younger boy pleaded guilty to illegal gun...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Local News

Ex-Swinomish police chief gets 16 months for stealing from tribe

SEATTLE — A Stanwood resident who is the former police chief of the Swinomish Police Department has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing nearly $34,000 from the northwest Washington tribe.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Northwest

Tacoma sees fewer burglaries since initiative launch

TACOMA — Burglaries in Tacoma have dropped significantly this year, surpassing the goal of a reduction initiative launched in January.

Date: 10/19/2015 | Northwest

Mukilteo school locked down during burglar search, suspect found

MUKILTEO — Endeavour Elementary School was locked down Tuesday morning while police hunted for a burglary suspect in the area.

Date: 10/13/2015 | Local News

$10,000 worth of tools stolen from Seattle nonprofit

SEATTLE — The Seattle Tool Library, a nonprofit organization that lends out tools for free to the community, has reported more than $10,000 worth of stolen items.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Northwest

Court vacates woman’s sentence in lottery theft case

CENTRALIA — The Washington State Court of Appeals says a Toledo woman’s four-year sentence for stealing thousands of lottery tickets from her employer is too harsh.

Date: 10/04/2015 | Northwest

2 held in Monroe shooting, 1 awaiting previous burglary trial

EVERETT — A shooting near Monroe last week happened during an armed robbery at a chop shop operation, according to police reports.

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News

Police wait as suspect returns to burglary scene for lost keys, cellphone

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A man is charged with burglary after police say he returned to a Twin Falls, Idaho, home for his forgotten car keys and cellphone.

Date: 09/15/2015 | Off the Wire

2 men accused of stealing gas from Clallam County sheriff’s office SUV

PORT ANGELES — Two Port Angeles men have been accused of stealing gas from a marked Clallam County Sheriff’s Office vehicle as it was parked in courthouse parking lot.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Northwest

Drug deal gone bad may have prompted Marysville shooting

MARYSVILLE — Prosecutors have charged a Bothell man with assault for firing a gun inside a shed.

Date: 09/05/2015 | Local News

Burglar in Olympia may have been scared off by car crashing into home

OLYMPIA — Olympia police say an attempted burglar was probably scared off when a car crashed into the apartment.The Olympian reported that a woman was leaving the complex after visiting her friend Aug. 19 when she pushed the gas instead of the brake and crashed into an apartment.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

Woman hopes grandparent’s stolen love letters are returned

TACOMA — A Tacoma woman is hoping for the return of stolen love letters that her grandfather and grandmother exchanged in the 1950s during his deployment in Korea.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

Man gets 15 months for courthouse break-in

EVERETT — The man who broke into the Snohomish County courthouse and ransacked a sheriff’s office refrigerator was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

2 arrested in Marysville school burglary

MARYSVILLE — Two young men were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a burglary at Totem Middle School.They were trying to steal electronics from the school, and they also painted racial slurs there, Marysville police Cmdr. Jeff Goldman said.

Date: 08/05/2015 | Sirens

Former Algona police chief charged with theft from program

SEATTLE — King County prosecutors have accused the former interim police chief of Algona of stealing more than $7,000 from a youth program.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest

Police seek teen after firearms stolen from Yakima store

YAKIMA — Yakima police say one man is in jail and police are looking for a 16-year-old boy after at least 98 firearms were stolen from an outdoor supply store last week.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Northwest

Three sought after ATM stolen from Marysville store

MARYSVILLE — Police in Marysville are looking for three men believed to have stolen an ATM from a Fred Meyer store Monday morning in broad daylight.Witnesses reported the men entered the store at 9925 State Avenue around 9:50 a.m. and unplugged the cash machine.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News

Man who stole $300,000 in gems sentenced to 3 years

EVERETT — A drug addict who drove off with $300,000 in gems is going to prison for three years.A Snohomish County judge was persuaded Thursday to give the thief a break, saying the community might be better served if Michael Fuller gets help for his addiction.

Date: 07/12/2015 | Local News

Bellevue man arrested in string of Edmonds burglaries

EDMONDS — A 20-year-old Bellevue man was arrested Friday morning after allegedly conducting a string of burglaries in Edmonds.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Local News

Sheriff: Burglars find woman dead, steal her identity

TACOMA — Two men accused of finding a Graham woman’s body when they burglarized her home, then hiding the body and assuming her identity, have been arrested, a Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman says.“It’s a bizarre story with a lot of moving pieces,” spokesman Ed Troyer said Friday.

Date: 06/27/2015 | Northwest

Alleged serial thief is threat to citizens, police say

GRANITE FALLS — At just 23, Zakary Sheldon is becoming a familiar name in the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.Since September he’s been charged with five separate felony crimes. With another case pending, he could have a clean half-dozen by the month’s end.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News

Former Chihuly worker charged with stealing $3M in artwork

TACOMA — A former employee at the Chihuly warehouse in Tacoma has been charged with stealing more than $3 million in artwork to support a drug addiction.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Northwest

$100,000 in product taken in Seattle pot heist

SEATTLE — Seattle police say two burglars grabbed more than $100,000 worth of marijuana products during an overnight heist at three medical marijuana businesses.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Northwest

Boy, 9, among suspects in 2 a.m. Marysville school burglary

MARYSVILLE — When police rounded up the suspects, one was particularly small.The silent alarm went off around 2:15 a.m. Monday, alerting police to a break-in at Marysville Pilchuck High School.A sergeant saw three flashlights moving toward him. He detained...

Date: 05/19/2015 | Local News

Valuable 60-year-old bonsai stolen from Seattle museum

SEATTLE — A Bonsai tree worth more than $2,000 was stolen from the Pacific Bonsai Museum Monday and officials are asking for its return, no questions asked.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest

$500K bail set for suspect accused of wielding hatchet in burglary

EVERETT — It was around 4:30 a.m. Friday.A man with a hatchet broke through the back door of an Everett home where a couple in their late 70s lives.The couple told police that the man tried to conceal his identity, but they believed they knew who he was...

Date: 05/19/2015 | Local News

Auburn woman sentenced to 2 months for stealing from UPS

LACEY — An Auburn woman who was arrested after stealing from UPS drop boxes was sentenced to two months in jail.The Olympian reported that Karlyn Buttelo was sentenced Thursday in Thurston County Superior Court.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest

Burglary at Everett floral shop captured on camera

EVERETT — A local florist shop that was gutted by arson in 2011 was hit by a burglar Sunday morning.The damage was estimated at about $1,000, plus a broken window, Everett Floral owner Ernie Frederickson said Tuesday.

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News

3 charged in Tacoma burglaries

TACOMA — Tacoma police say they’ve arrested three people who are responsible for hundreds of recent burglaries.KING-TV reported that Quincy Douglas, Molly Murray and Kelly Kirgin were charged with burglary, identity theft, criminal impersonation and stealing mail.

Date: 04/04/2015 | Northwest

Monroe man sentenced for stealing 29 guns, 20 of which are still ‘out there’

SEATTLE — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Monroe man to a decade in prison for stealing more than two dozen guns from the Snohomish Fred Meyer store last year.

Date: 04/04/2015 | Local News

2 accused of rustling bronze cowboy statue nabbed at border

SEATTLE — Police say two men accused of rustling a 55-pound bronze sculpture of a cowboy out of a Seattle antique store and then making a run for the border were foiled by Canadian officials as they crossed the line near Blaine.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Northwest

Portland officer fatally wounds knife-wielding suspect

PORTLAND, Ore. — A knife-wielding man killed by an officer this weekend was from out of state, and detectives are trying to pin down his connection to a neighborhood dispute that preceded the violence, the Portland Police Bureau said Monday.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Northwest

Marysville felon facing a dozen new charges

EVERETT — A convicted felon with a flare for violence could be facing another stretch in prison.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Local News

Mukilteo police workshops to address crime, youth issues

MUKILTEO — The Mukilteo Police Department is trying something different to start a conversation about crime prevention.

Date: 03/05/2015 | Local News

More than 30 parrots taken from sanctuary in Carnation

CARNATION — Sheriff’s deputies in King County are investigating after more than 30 parrots were taken from a rescue operation in Carnation, Washington.

Date: 02/24/2015 | Northwest

$100K in precious gems stolen from traveling dealer's car

EVERETT — At 79, the traveling gem dealer still works his territory.His beat brought the Oregon man to Everett in January.And it was at a motel off 112th Street SE where he lost his life savings.His fortune, he told police, was invested in a...

Date: 02/20/2015 | Local News

Father, son tackle intruder they find in Olympia apartment

OLYMPIA — Police in Olympia say a father and son who returned to their apartment to find the front door broken and their belongings in disarray swung into action when they walked in and ran into the intruder.

Date: 02/17/2015 | Northwest

Fire apparently set at Shelton to cover up burglary

SHELTON — The Mason County sheriff’s office says a fire was apparently set at a Shelton property early Tuesday in an attempt to cover up a burglary.

Date: 02/17/2015 | Northwest

Former NFL player Sam Adams charged in wage theft case

SEATTLE — Former NFL player Sam Adams failed to pay wages and health care premiums for workers at his fitness clubs in Washington state, leaving one employee unable to buy Christmas presents for her children and another to incur massive medical bills after she was diagnosed with...

Date: 02/06/2015 | Northwest

Oak Harbor suspect in mail theft jailed

COUPEVILLE — An Oak Harbor man was in the Island County Jail on Wednesday after detectives found stolen mail in his car.

Date: 02/05/2015 | Local News

Burglary victim was shot with his own gun, police say

SNOHOMISH — Sheriff’s deputies believe the victim of a reported burglary Sunday was shot with his own gun.Detectives on Tuesday said the weapon is registered to the victim — a Snohomish man, 22, who was reported in stable condition at a local hospital Tuesday.

Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News

Investigation continues in shooting of Snohomish man

SNOHOMISH — Detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting Sunday night in Snohomish that sent one man to the hospital.The victim, a Snohomish man, 22, was reported in stable condition Monday.

Date: 02/02/2015 | Local News

Everett woman driven from home by at least 8 break-ins

EVERETT — Sharon Miller doesn’t use social media.

Date: 01/30/2015 | Local News

Everett burglary leads to 9 arrests

EVERETT — A recent burglary in Everett has led to nine arrests and several search warrants.Everett police believe they’ve recovered property belonging to multiple victims, officer Aaron Snell said Thursday.

Date: 01/29/2015 | Sirens

Dumbbell burglar leaves DNA behind

SALEM, Mass. — A Massachusetts man dubbed a "one-man crime wave" by police has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison for using a dumbbell in three smash-and-grab burglaries at jewelry stores.

Date: 01/21/2015 | Off the Wire

Monroe police investigate burglary at deli

MONROE — Police in Monroe are investigating a burglary at the Dashing Dutchman Deli that occurred overnight Thursday.Surveillance video shows a man coming through the ceiling into a kitchen and front counter area. He's seen rummaging through several drawers before...

Date: 01/16/2015 | Local News

Man with 30-inch TV under coat draws suspicion in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — A man who was attempting to hide a 30-inch TV — with wall mounts — under his coat drew the suspicion of a police officer earlier this week in Aberdeen.

Date: 01/15/2015 | Northwest

New shed stolen from Spokane elementary school

SPOKANE — Cooper Elementary School in Spokane recently received a shed for its community garden as part of a grant to teach students where food comes from.Early Wednesday, someone stole the shed.KHQ-TV reported that the shed was taken apart and removed.

Date: 01/15/2015 | Northwest

Men accused of taking lamb chops in Spokane Valley burglary

SPOKANE VALLEY — A deputy questioned two men carrying large black garbage bags over their shoulders Sunday morning in Spokane Valley and found they were carrying frozen lamb chops.The men said a woman gave them the food because she was moving.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Northwest

Seattle police respond to burglary in progress

SEATTLE — Police say a woman hid in a closet and called 911 as burglars broke into her West Seattle home.Officers arrived in time Sunday to catch two men running out the front gate and a third man who apparently was a lookout.

Date: 12/29/2014 | Northwest

Police nab Seattle car prowler

SEATTLE — A woman and her daughter returning to their parked car in Seattle Sunday found a man inside.Police say he got out with their belongings and said, “I’ll shoot you if you follow me.”

Date: 12/29/2014 | Northwest

Kennewick pharmacy technician accused of stealing medication

KENNEWICK — Police in Kennewick arrested a pharmacy technician accused of stealing at least 17,000 pills while working at a Walgreens store.

Date: 12/21/2014 | Northwest

Everett police seeking armed suspect in robberies

EVERETT — Police say a gun-wielding robber is getting more aggressive as he targets businesses in north and central Everett.

Date: 12/18/2014 | Local News

200 car titles stolen from Spokane dealership

SPOKANE — Burglars who broke into a Spokane car dealership took a car, tools and tires, but the worst part for the co-owner of PH Auto Sales was the theft of 200 car titles.Pete Marks told KXLY-TV that business is on hold until the documents can be replaced.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Northwest

Spokane store burgled 8 times in a month

SPOKANE — A Spokane building supply store has been broken into eight times in the past month.Discount Lumber owner Mike Gatlin tells KREM-TV that thieves have taken supplies and fuel from company trucks, but the biggest expense has been damage to the business.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Northwest

Burglar goes through mail at Westport Post Office

WESTPORT — Someone broke into the post office over the weekend at Westport and went through the mail.Employees arriving for work Monday found envelopes and paperwork strewn on the floor.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Northwest

Charges filed in crash into Burien sporting goods store

SEATTLE — A man accused of crashing a minivan into a Washington sporting goods store on purpose so he could steal guns, then trying to hide in the ceiling, has been charged with second-degree burglary, unlawful possession of a gun and malicious mischief.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Northwest

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