KOMO Crime Blotter

Local plumbers plead guilty in thoroughly bungled wine heist

Local plumbers plead guilty in thoroughly bungled wine heist
Two plumbers pleaded guilty Monday to stealing up to $650,000 worth of wine from Esquin Wine & Spirits last Thanksgiving.

A pair of local plumbers pleaded guilty Monday to a variety of charges after thoroughly bungling the theft of 200 cases of wine from a SoDo business last Thanksgiving, according to the King County Prosecutor's Office.

Forget Clyde: Meet Washington's most-wanted women

Forget Clyde: Meet Washington's most-wanted women
Airreale McCowan has been wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections since October 2013 on suspicion of robbery in Pierce County.

While women are arrested far less than their male criminal counterparts, that hasn't stopped these 42 female suspects from earning a place on Washington's most-wanted lists.

Police: Everett resident disarms violent, gun-toting robbers

A homeowner coolly disarmed two violent, gun-toting felons who drove into his backyard following a holdup at a nearby motel early last Friday, according to the Everett Police Department.

Sheriff looking for man suspected of firing shot into 7-Eleven

Sheriff looking for man suspected of firing shot into 7-Eleven
This man is suspected of firing a bullet through his own truck's windshield and into an occupied 7-Eleven. (Courtesy of Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County)

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of firing a gun through the windshield of his own truck and into a 7-Eleven where he had just purchased a pack of cigarettes.

Police: Prolific ID thieves get greedy, steal construction signs

Police: Prolific ID thieves get greedy, steal construction signs
Police recovered hundreds of forged documents from a Bellevue condominium. (Courtesy of Bellevue Police Department)

Four people who apparently got away with stealing and forging hundreds of documents finally went too far, getting themselves arrested after boosting two construction signs for whatever reason, according to the Bellevue Police Department.

Man charged with raping students in Samoa found in Seattle

Man charged with raping students in Samoa found in Seattle
Vaiaoga Leatuvao transfers flights in Los Angeles after being deported from Seattle to Samoa, where he has been charged with raping four children. (Courtesy of ICE)

A 37-year-old man charged with raping four disabled students at a school in Samoa was found in the Seattle area and deported Tuesday, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

City charges firefighters in attack on sleeping homeless man

City charges firefighters in attack on sleeping homeless man
Seattle Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Seattle, Wash. March 15, 2014.

The Seattle City Attorney's Office has charged three people, including two Seattle firefighters, in an attack on a homeless man sleeping in Pioneer Square three months after the King County Prosecutor's Office declined to file felony charges citing a lack of evidence.

Have you seen this suspected Lynnwood bank robber?

Have you seen this suspected Lynnwood bank robber?
This man is suspected of robbing a Lynnwood Bank of America Monday afternoon. (Courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of robbing a local Bank of America Monday afternoon.