KOMO Crime Blotter

Sheriff: Suicidal man blows up garage during standoff with police

Sheriff: Suicidal man blows up garage during standoff with police
The Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad investigates after a man reportedly blew up his garage during a standoff with police Wednesday night in Shelton. (Courtesy of Mason County Sheriff's Office)

A suicidal man wanted for assaulting his wife blew up his garage with himself inside it during a standoff with police Wednesday night outside of Shelton, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

Police increase Capitol Hill patrols after 22 unsolved robberies

Police increase Capitol Hill patrols after 22 unsolved robberies
Police say robbers have been targeting the busy Capitol Hill business district, prompting them to increase patrols.

Fulfilling recent requests from neighborhood businesses and residents, the Seattle Police Department is increasing patrols in Capitol Hill following 22 unsolved late-night robberies in the past month.

Police: Masked gunman robs Tumwater gas station

Police: Masked gunman robs Tumwater gas station
An early morning robbery at a gas station in Tumwater is captured on surveillance camera. (Courtesy of Tumwater Police Department)

The Tumwater Police Department is looking for a masked man suspected of robbing a local gas station at gunpoint early Tuesday morning.

52 suspects wanted for sexually assaulting children in Washington

52 suspects wanted for sexually assaulting children in Washington
Anderson Jack has been wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections on suspicion of rape of a child in Snohomish County since September 2008. He is missing the tip of the middle finger on his right hand.

These 52 people are currently wanted in Washington state in connection with raping or molesting children.

Three arrested in black-market baby formula scheme

Three arrested in black-market baby formula scheme
More than 200 cans of stolen baby formula were recovered Thursday. (Courtesy of Renton Police Department)

Police arrested three people Thursday in connection with a scheme to sell stolen baby formula in the Vietnamese black market and recovered $5,400 worth of stolen formula.

Police: Suspects rob high-school vending machines at gunpoint

Police: Suspects rob high-school vending machines at gunpoint
Surveillance video shows suspects who reportedly broke into Olympia High School to steal from vending machines multiple times. (Courtesy of Olympia Police Department)

Three people were arrested Tuesday for repeatedly burglarizing Olympia High School's vending machines over the course of five or six nights, according to the Olympia Police Department. It was a crime that apparently required knives, masks and (probably fake) guns to successfully pull off.

FBI suspects 'Quick-Change Bandit' of robbing three banks

FBI suspects 'Quick-Change Bandit' of robbing three banks
The FBI suspects this man, dubbed the "Quick-Change Bandit" of robbing up to three Puget Sound banks this month. (Courtesy of FBI)

The FBI and Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is searching for a man they are calling the "Quick-Change Bandit" and who they believe is responsible for three Puget Sound bank robberies this month.

Police: Woman suffers head injuries in random downtown assault

A woman suffered head injuries and memory loss in a random assault at a busy downtown intersection Saturday afternoon near Pike Place Market, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Do you recognize this suspected jewelry thief?

Do you recognize this suspected jewelry thief?
This man is suspected of stealing an expensive ring from a Northgate Mall jewelry store Aug. 9. (Courtesy of Seattle Police Department)

The Seattle Police Department is looking for a man suspected of stealing an expensive ring from a jewelry store in Northgate Mall earlier this month.