Robbery Victim Tied to Toilet + Jailhouse Prostitution Ring Busted and More Briefs in Your Northwest News Roundup
Elderly Robbery Victim Tied to Toilet – Suspect Arrested
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with a home burglary in which a 70-year-old woman was tied to a toilet. The woman was able to free herself after about an hour on Tuesday and then called 911. She was not seriously injured and declined aid.
Woman Tries to Start Call-Girl Ring from Inside Jail
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County officials have charged a 29-year-old Silverdale woman with recruiting fellow jail inmates to become prostitutes. The Kitsap Sun reports that prosecutors say they recorded phone conversations made from the jail by Lorena Llamas. She was in jail on a vehicular homicide charge.
Facebook Used by Oregon Authorities to Catch Credit Card Thief
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Corvallis police posted a picture of a suspect in a credit card theft case on Facebook, drawing 26,000 views and quickly leading to an arrest. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the photo came from an ATM surveillance camera where the suspect used the card to withdraw cash.
Suspect Tries to Outrun Police in Oregon Using a Car, Bike and On Foot
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a suspect couldn’t evade the long arm of the law using a car, a bicycle or his feet. It began early yesterday when troopers attempted to pull over a car in Medford. The driver sped away, crashed, got onto a mountain bike with flat tires, then tried to run before officers caught up with him and arrested him.