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October 20, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Suspect in Snohomish County shooting spree angry police didn’t kill him

The man accused of going on a shooting rampage last week by driving around and firing on police in Granite Falls, Lake Stevens and Marysville told detectives he’d wanted to be killed and was disappointed in the officers’ marksmanship, according to a court document filed in Everett District Count on Monday. The 43-year-old Lake Stevens man told investigators he…

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Comments | More in Military, The Blotter | Topics: Granite Fall, Marysville, Officer-involved shooting

October 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Police investigating sex offender for alleged Westlake groping

A level 3 sex offender is being investigated in connection with the alleged groping of a woman Sunday near Westlake Park. Seattle Police Department spokesman Detective Patrick Michaud said police were notified that a photo of the man taken by the alleged victim bore a resemblance to the sex offender. The man is a 36-year-old level 3 sex…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, groping, twitter

October 3, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Man dies after driving car off Southworth ferry dock

Ferry service to Southworth in Kitsap County was halted shortly after 6 p.m. Friday after a man drove past the ticket terminals, down a long drive, through a barricade and off the dock. Witnesses told police the man, who was driving a newer Ford Escape, did not brake before going into the water, according to…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Southworth, Washington State Ferries

October 3, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Police have recovered SUV that likely injured girl in Rainier Valley

Seattle police have located the SUV believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured a 7-year-old girl earlier this week. The red Chevrolet Tahoe, which has been impounded and taken into evidence, was found on Wednesday within one mile of the accident, police said Friday morning. Seattle Police Department spokesman Drew Fowler said the driver…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: hit and run, Seattle Police Departrment

October 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Driver killed in Covington pursuit was Puyallup woman

Update at 2:39 p.m.: King County sheriff’s Detective Jason Stanley said the driver killed in Monday’s crash was a 34-year-old Puyallup woman who was suspected of stealing clothing and electronics from a Kohl’s department store in Covington. He also that the car she had been driving at the time of the fatal collision had been stolen out of Auburn…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fatal accident, King County Sheriff's Office, police pursuit

September 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Ex-deputy in prostitution case sentenced to longer prison term

A former King County sheriff’s deputy who was sentenced last month to 366 days in prison for helping his wife work as a prostitute has been re-sentenced to a longer term after he was caught lying to the court. Darrion Keith Holiwell was sentenced Monday to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, King County Sheriff's Office, prostitution

September 30, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Suspect arrested in Wednesday’s fatal shooting in Pioneer Square

Police in Federal Way have arrested a suspect in last week’s fatal shooting in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The 19-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday morning, according to Seattle police. He has been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide. The victim, Melvin V. “TayTay” Dees, 22, was shot several times near Yesler Way and the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Federal Way Police Department, homicide, Seattle Police Department

September 26, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Pioneer Square shooting victim remembered for energy, smile

The man who was fatally shot in Pioneer Square on Wednesday was known by friends and family for his warm smile, positive energy and dapper good looks. Melvin V. “TayTay’ Dees, 22, died after he was shot several times near the intersection of Yesler Way and Second Avenue Extension around 10:40 a.m. Witnesses told police Dees had…

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

September 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Road closed after pedestrian killed in Federal Way accident

A woman was killed in Federal Way early Friday morning when she was hit by a car while crossing a roadway, according to Federal Way police. Police said the woman, about 60, was crossing the street in the 32200 block of 21st Avenue Southwest at around 6:30 a.m. and had almost reached the curb when she…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: fatal, Federal Way, Pedestrian

September 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Chicago shutdown affects some, but not many, Sea-Tac flights

UPDATE, Friday, 1:09 p.m.: As of early Friday afternoon, a spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport reported a total of 15 canceled flights and 77 delayed flights as a result of the fire that shut down service at Chicago airports. Of those cancelled at Sea-Tac, six were outbound and nine were inbound, said spokesman Perry Cooper, and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: airport, Chicago, fire

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