The Morning Blotter

Art Thieves in South Lake Union: Police were called to a storage facility in the 700 block of Fairview Avenue N last week after a man called 911 to report that “25-30 paintings valued at approximately $40,000.00 – $60,000.00” had disappeared from his storage unit sometime between October and January. On January 19th, the man found the door to his unit pried open, and discovered that all but one of the paintings had been stolen. Police did not find any fingerprints at the scene. One officer climbed a ladder to look into several other units, but did not found no traces of the stolen art.

Crash: Twenty-three-year-old critically injured in University District collision.

Cages: King County looking at improvements to bus safety after attack on driver.

Cash: Secret Service confiscates $43,000 in fake bills in the last three weeks.

Charged: Feds go after Seattle union official for embezzlement.