KOMO Crime Blotter

Police looking for suspected purse-snatcher

Police looking for suspected purse-snatcher
This man is suspected of stealing a woman's purse July 7 outside a McDonald's in Kent. (Courtesy of Kent Police Department)

The Kent Police Department is looking for a man suspected of stealing a woman's purse then threatening to shoot witnesses July 7 in a McDonald's parking lot.

Sleeping woman says she was attacked by intruder with knife

Sleeping woman says she was attacked by intruder with knife »Play Video
A woman says she was attacked by a knife-wielding stranger early Wednesday in her Rainier Beach apartment.

A Rainier Beach resident has been hospitalized after a stranger armed with a knife broke into her home Wednesday morning and stabbed her, according to the Seattle Police Department.

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.