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Police cooperation leads to arrest of serial burglary suspect

LAKE STEVENS — One of the advantages of having a North County Property Crimes unit is it gets detectives from different police departments comparing notes among themselves and with other officers.

Date: 05/08/2016 | Local News

No charges expected for Shoreline homeowner who shot burglar

SHORELINE — Shoreline police say a homeowner shot a burglar who was smashing windows and trying to break into his house.KOMO-TV reported that the incident happened at about 2:50 a.m. Thursday.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Northwest

Our two cents on county's proposed tax for criminal justice

It can be discouraging to read that about 75 percent of Snohomish County's operating budget goes to support the work of the county's criminal justice system: sheriff's deputies, prosecutors, public defenders, court staff, jail staff and everything in between.And, yes, now...

Date: 05/04/2016 | Editorials

Sultan woman, 80, fatally shoots intruder who attacked husband

SULTAN — An 80-year-old Sultan woman fatally shot a much younger man Thursday evening after he reportedly broke into her home and stabbed her husband, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said.The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. at a home in the 13700 block of Woods...

Date: 04/28/2016 | Local News

For Tulalip couple, the trauma of a home burglary lingers

TULALIP — On any given day, the Snohomish County Jail log is rife with arrests for burglary, theft and possession of stolen property.Those, of course, are only a fraction of the actual number of break-ins, the ones in which police have enough evidence to take someone...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Local News

'Barefoot Bandit' wants to cryogenically freeze dying mom

EVERETT — Colton Harris-Moore is trying to create a miracle from his prison cell near Aberdeen. His mother's health is deteriorating, and her doctors say they cannot do any more to stop the cancer eating her...

Date: 04/17/2016 | Local News

Woman must pay $543K restitution to St. Vincent de Paul

TACOMA — A former Tacoma woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for embezzling more than $500,000 from St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Date: 04/11/2016 | Northwest

Few answers on Olympia theft that risked data of millions

WASHINGTON — Senate investigators indicated Monday they’ve received few answers from the Obama administration after a laptop and portable hard drives — likely containing names and Social Security numbers of millions — were stolen from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement in...

Date: 04/04/2016 | Northwest

Store owner fatally shoots shoplifter in Spanaway

SPANAWAY — The owner of a Spanaway convenience store has shot and killed a shoplifting subject.KING5-TV reported that the store owner’s wife was shot during a robbery at the Pacific Quick Mart last month.

Date: 03/26/2016 | Northwest

Pilot's log books stolen after his pickup is broken into

EVERETT — Steve Bish had planned to fly himself and his wife to Roche Harbor in the San Juan Islands on Friday to celebrate their eighth anniversary.Instead, the recreational pilot from Marysville spent hours searching dumpsters and homeless camps between Boeing and...

Date: 03/23/2016 | Local News

Everett teen faces adult charge for alleged pharmacy robbery

EVERETT — The Snohomish County juvenile court has tried to get Mohamed Dukuly on the right track for at least two years.

Date: 03/21/2016 | Local News

The mystery surrounding the break-in at Flint City Hall

Days before the federal government opened an investigation into the Flint water crisis, someone broke into a vacant City Hall office full of documents related to the embattled Michigan city’s water system.

Date: 03/20/2016 | Nation & World

Everett man accused of stealing from Mukilteo storage units

MUKILTEO — A 44-year-old Everett man is accused of renting a Mukilteo storage unit, then using his access to that building to pilfer neighboring units.When Mukilteo police first talked to him, he allegedly was wearing a U.S. Army jacket that had been stolen from another storage unit.

Date: 03/08/2016 | Local News

Fired Boeing worker allegedly stole movie tickets, drones

EVERETT — Boeing investigators installed security cameras in a mail room in late 2014 to catch whoever was stealing thousands of dollars in movie tickets.

Date: 02/27/2016 | Local News

Lynnwood man held after crossbow incident in Tulalip

TULALIP — A burglar who was caught in Tulalip on Wednesday allegedly aimed a stolen crossbow at a park ranger who confronted him. The crossbow was broken and had no arrow, though. And at one point during his escapades, the burglar also was naked.The...

Date: 02/26/2016 | Local News

Jaguar-driving suspects flee after home invasion, gunshots

EDMONDS — Police were searching for suspects Friday after shots were fired in the Esperance area near Edmonds.

Date: 02/12/2016 | Local News

Suspected burglar leaves a trail of clues at Everett shop

EVERETT — The suspect proved quite accommodating.Police believe they were able to match his face to images taken from a surveillance camera Sunday morning inside Everett Lube Express in the 2400 block of Broadway.

Date: 02/09/2016 | Local News

Stanwood police recover purloined shower

STANWOOD — It was the opposite of incognito.The rusty blue 1985 Chevrolet pickup, complete with a stolen shower in the truck bed, didn't make it too far. The truck ended up in a muddy ditch near the Snohomish-Skagit county line, with all three occupants outfitted in...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News

Arrest made in 2014 break-in at Gold Bar Post Office

GOLD BAR — Fingerprints have led to the arrest of a Snohomish man accused of breaking into the Gold Bar Post Office during the 2014 Christmas holiday.The suspect, 40, was arrested Thursday in Snohomish for investigation of burglary...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News

Suspect sought in burglary at Arlington middle school

ARLINGTON — Police are asking for help identifying a man who broke into Post Middle School late Monday night.He made off with about $10,000 worth of goods, including computers and power drills, Arlington city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News

Thief stuffs snake in his pants at Portland pet store

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police are on the lookout for a man who walked into a southeast Portland pet store and stuck a 2-foot-long python down his pants.

Date: 01/11/2016 | Northwest

Police dog finds burglary suspect, who had missing coin

LYNNWOOD — Alert neighbors and a distinctive coin led to the arrest of a suspect in a Lynnwood-area burglary Monday.A woman called 911 to report that her husband was chasing a man he saw break into a house in the 1900 block of 217th Place SW around 11:30 a.m.

Date: 12/29/2015 | Local News

Look for your stolen stuff on sheriff’s Instagram account

MARYSVILLE — The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is turning to social media to reconnect people with their stolen property.

Date: 12/26/2015 | Local News

Teens accused of damage at Stanwood YMCA construction site

STANWOOD — Mischief in Stanwood last week landed two local teens behind bars.The boys, 13 and 16, are under investigation for a burglary at the construction site for the new YMCA along 267th Street NW.

Date: 12/16/2015 | Local News

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

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