KOMO Crime Blotter

Detectives recover thousands of laptops, TVs from cargo-theft cartel

Detectives recover thousands of laptops, TVs from cargo-theft cartel
Detectives recovered 1,169 TVs, not to mention thousands more laptops and refrigerators, believed to have been stolen by a cargo-theft cartel over the summer. (Courtesy of PATROL)

Detectives recovered $1.5 million worth of stolen laptops, TVs, refrigerators and more believed to have been stolen by an organized Southern California cargo-theft cartel back in August.

Westlake groping suspect charged with sexual assault

Westlake groping suspect charged with sexual assault
Photo of Daryl Sharma taken by woman he has been charged with sexually assaulting. (Courtesy of Julia Marquand)

A Level III sex offender has been charged with assault with a sexual motivation -- the same crime he was convicted of in 2011 -- in connection with groping a woman earlier this month in downtown Seattle.

 

Have you seen this comfy-looking suspected bank robber?

Have you seen this comfy-looking suspected bank robber?
This man is suspected of robbing an Auburn bank Tuesday morning. (Courtesy of Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound)

The Auburn Police Department is looking for a man suspected of robbing a local bank Tuesday morning while decked out in a comfortable-looking sweat suit and retro shades.

Lakewood soldier charged with murdering wife

Lakewood soldier charged with murdering wife »Play Video

The 20-year-old man who shot his 19-year-old wife in the head last week in their Lakewood apartment -- originally claiming it was an accident -- was charged with murder Wednesday, according to the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office.

Road-rage suspect charged with putting gun to woman's head

 "I should blow your [expletive] brains out...I'm a [expletive] drug dealer. You can't be [expletive] with me." Those were the words a woman heard right before a man who clipped her car Saturday in Sumner put a gun to her head, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

Olympia Pizza Time robbed at gunpoint for 2nd time in one week

Olympia Pizza Time robbed at gunpoint for 2nd time in one week »Play Video
Surveillance images show suspect in Oct. 20 armed robbery at Olympia Pizza Time. (Courtesy of Olympia Police Department)

Employees at the downtown Olympia Pizza Time are going to need hazard pay after being robbed and tied up at gunpoint for the second time in less than a week.

 

Ballard bar staff 'on edge' after burglaries by possibly same suspect

Ballard bar staff 'on edge' after burglaries by possibly same suspect »Play Video
Surveillance video shows a man suspected of burglarizing The Sexton in Ballard twice since September.

Workers at The Sexton in Ballard are "on edge" after the bar was broken into twice in just five weeks, and they think the same person is responsible for both incidents.