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September 19, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Charges: Suspect in attacks said stabbing people ‘better than meth’

King County prosecutors say a 22-year-old man told Seattle police that stabbing people “was better than meth” after he was arrested for allegedly stabbing two people and robbing another at knifepoint last week. John  A. Fecteau was charged in King County Superior Court Monday with two counts of second-degree assault and one count of first-degree robbery in connection…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Belltown, meth, stabbing

September 18, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Man accused of shooting Duvall officer charged with assault

A 47-year-old man accused of shooting a Duvall police officer in the leg was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree assault. Joshua Kramer, 47, allegedly wounded the officer and opened fire on a King County sheriff’s deputy Monday night after police responded to several reports about someone in a dark car firing paint balls at people and homes,…

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September 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Man arrested after swim at Colman Dock

Update at 2:47 p.m.: A 45-year-old man who jumped into the water off Colman Dock and swam out to one of the ferry piers, preventing a ferry from docking on time, was arrested on investigation of second-degree malicious mischief, according to Seattle police. State law says that a person can be charged with second-degree malicious mischief if they…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Weather Beat | Topics: Coast Guard, Colman Dock, ferry

September 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Police search for gunman who shot 2 in Rainier Beach

Update at 3:07 p.m.: Stacy Howard, a spokeswoman for Seattle Public Schools, said seven schools were ordered to have kids “shelter in place” for about an hour after the shooting at 2:10 p.m. A number of schools were letting out around that time and students were brought back into the buildings, she said. As of 3…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Police Department, shooting

September 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Teen charged in fatal Renton hit and run

A 16-year-old teen accused of fatally injuring a teenage skateboarder in Renton on Sunday has been charged with felony hit and run. Court documents filed in King County Juvenile Court on Wednesday say the victim, Andrew Finnell, 17, was skateboarding in the street with his brother and a friend near Whitman Court Northeast and Northeast…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Dodge Magnum, fatal, hit and run

September 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Knife-wielding man who confronted police in U District charged

A 23-year-old man who led police on a “slow speed” pursuit through the University District while armed with two knives last week was charged Tuesday with assault on a police officer, according to King County prosecutors. Prosecutors say the man, Joshua Ryan Cannon, was armed with two butcher knives and was “acting aggressively” when officers arrived in the 5800…

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Comments | More in Seattle Police Department, The Blotter | Topics: Officer-involved shooting, Seattle Police Department, University District

August 31, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Police prevent man from jumping onto ramp at I-5 and SR 520

Fire and police crews spent several hours this morning just east of Interstate-5 north of downtown Seattle, where they successfully prevented a man from jumping onto the freeway ramp from I-5 to State Route 520,  according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center about 11 a.m., said Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore Fire,…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Harvard Street overpass, Interstate 5, ramp closed

August 31, 2014 at 1:28 AM

Neighbors knew little about the man shot dead by police on Queen Anne

Corrected version Neighbors of the man shot dead by Seattle police Saturday night on Queen Anne say they knew little about him because he had just moved in a few months ago. But one neighbor said he walked his dog regularly and another said he gave money to a neighbor child’s fundraising efforts for animal welfare. A third…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: body armor, Queen Anne, Seattle Police

August 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Police: Blood found in Auburn likely came from homicide victim

The Washington State Patrol crime lab has determined blood found on items left along an Auburn roadway earlier this month came from 30-year-old Brandon Shane Zomalt, Auburn police said on Friday. Auburn police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said Zomalt was last seen two weeks before the discovery of the bloody clothing and carpeting off Peasley Canyon Road on Aug. 13. “We…

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August 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Family pinned to wall by car that crashes into Columbia City shops

Update at 5:46 p.m.: A Seattle building inspector has yellow-tagged the one-story building heavily damaged by an SUV Thursday afternoon. The designation restricts access to the building until engineers can determine what can be done to shore up the structure. Seattle police are working to have the SUV towed from inside the building. The investigation into the cause of…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: car accident, Seattle Fire Department

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