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January 29, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Officer involved in golf-club arrest removed from street duty

Update at 4:29 p.m.: Mayor Ed Murray today issued the following statement on the conduct by the Seattle police officer who arrested the man with the golf club and purportedly made racially-charged comments on Facebook: ” I am very disappointed by these incident(s). They are both concerning to me. “While I support the Chief’s decision yesterday to call for…

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January 28, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Seattle police apologize for man’s 2014 arrest; chief orders review

Update at 6:10 p.m.: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole on Wednesday said she has ordered a review of Officer Cynthia Whitlatch’s conduct and supervision, according to the department’s website. Here is O’Toole’s statement: “Today I heard many concerns from community members about the conduct of an SPD officer assigned to the East Precinct. These concerns are related to two incidents…

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January 27, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Pilot killed in Hood Canal crash identified

The family of a Fox Island man has been notified by the Coast Guard that it is believed he was killed Monday when his plane crashed into Hood Canal, a relative said. Neither the body of Robert Alexander Jr., 65, nor the plane have been recovered from the water near Seabeck, where the depth is around…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Coast Guard, Hood Canal, Kitsap County Sheriff's Office

January 27, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Woman charged with Belltown drive-by shooting

A 20-year-old Seattle woman, who is alleged to have been involved in a shooting in Belltown on Saturday, was charged Tuesday with drive-by shooting by King County prosecutors. In documents filed in King County Superior Court, prosecutors allege that Nia C. Hall was found in a car that was seen by witnesses speeding from the scene of…

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January 22, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Seattle police to begin DNA testing on all stored rape kits

Seattle police will begin DNA testing on all sexual-assault evidence kits and dig into the backlog of 1,276 stored kits that were never tested, the department announced on Thursday. Police said the decision was made after discussions with the King County Prosecutor’s Office, Harborview Medical Center and victim-advocacy groups. “We will test all sexual-assault kits moving forward and begin addressing…

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January 21, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Mill Creek man charged with grandmother’s slaying

Snohomish County prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 24-year-old man with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his grandmother in her Mill Creek home on Jan. 15. Shane P. Hathaway, 24, was charged in Everett District Court with second-degree murder in the death of his grandmother, Betty Sorg, and second-degree attempted murder for an attack…

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January 20, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Mill Creek man held on $2 million bail in grandmother’s slaying

Police had been repeatedly called to the home of Shane Hathaway, a Mill Creek man who is suspected of killing his grandmother last week, according to a court document released Tuesday. “During at least two of the police contacts, officers were so concerned for the safety of the (grandparents) they expressed their  concerns to them,” police wrote in an…

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January 16, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Charges filed in attack on Renton video game store clerk

A man accused of slitting a video game clerk’s throat during a robbery in Renton was charged Friday with first-degree assault and first-degree robbery. In charging documents filed in King County Superior Court, prosecutors allege that Darren Gayles, 44, entered the GameStop shortly before 11 a.m Wednesday and held a knife to the lone clerk’s throat. Prosecutors say…

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January 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Court documents describe brutal attack on Renton store clerk

A judge on Thursday found probable cause to hold a man in custody for allegedly slitting the throat of a Renton store clerk during a robbery Wednesday. The 44-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon at an apartment complex in the 13400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South after police received a phone call that…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: attempted murder, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Renton

January 14, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Suspect arrested in brutal Renton store robbery

Update at 6:41 p.m.: Police say they arrested the suspect after receiving a phone call indicating he may be at an apartment complex in the 13300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.  Renton police and King County deputies located and arrested the 44-year-old suspect without incident. He will be booked into the King County…

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