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September 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Ex-coach at The Bush School indicted on child-porn charges

A federal grand jury in Seattle has indicted the former cross-country ski coach at The Bush School on three child pornography-related charges and a single count of transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity after he allegedly hid a video camera in the room of a female student while in a ski…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: child pornography, ski trip, The Bush School

September 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Bonney Lake man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

A 45-year-old Bonney Lake man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty this week in U.S. District Court to possessing and distributing child pornography, including a nearly six-minute video that shows the sexual abuse of an infant girl who was hung upside-down, beaten and tortured with ice and a lit candle. Kevin Gerald Heiland collected more…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: child pornography, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. District Court

September 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Federal lawyers honored for their work on Seattle police reforms

  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has honored five current and former members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle for their work in bringing about reforms at the Seattle Police Department. The team was key to investigating allegations of police abuse in Seattle and then negotiating a federal court-monitored consent decree implementing broad reforms in…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: civil rights, Eric Holder, Jenny Durkan

September 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Former Belfair PTA president gets 23 years in prison for child pornography

The former president of a Mason County elementary school PTA has been sentenced to 23 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised released after pleading guilty to four child-pornography charges in an investigation that turned up video of him raping an 8-year-old child in a school classroom. David Michael Navarro, 38, was arrested last year…

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September 3, 2014 at 12:19 PM

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan stepping down

Jenny Durkan will step down as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington at the end of the month. “I have been honored to serve the communities in Western Washington, to lead an office of extraordinary people and public servants, and to work with dedicated federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement. Together we have taken on…

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August 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

SPD officer who wrote 80 percent of pot tickets returns to patrol

A Seattle police bicycle officer who was reassigned after it was learned he had written 80 percent of the tickets for using marijuana in public this year has returned to his regular assignment, Seattle police said Monday afternoon. However, police continue to investigate the conduct of Officer Randy Jokela, who in some marijuana citations referred to City Attorney Pete…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: marijuana, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Police Officers' Guild

August 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

No criminal charges in 2010 Tesoro refinery fire that killed 7

There will be no federal criminal charges in connection with the April 2010 explosion at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes that killed seven employees. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said a lengthy investigation into possible violations of federal environmental and worker-safety laws concluded no crime had occurred. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said the evidence reviewed “does not reach…

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August 15, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Federal magistrate judge orders accused Russian hacker held

A federal magistrate judge on Friday ordered accused Russian hacker Roman Seleznev detained pending his trial on charges he operated a massive international scheme to steal and re-sell credit-card numbers. Magistrate Judge James C. Donohue concluded that Seleznev posed a flight risk despite a promise to post a $1 million bond —  secured by $100,000 cash…

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August 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Snohomish County deputies arrest suspect in truck theft after manhunt

An hour-long manhunt by Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies has resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of stealing a semi-truck and assaulting a deputy. The sheriff’s office said the incident began after a report that a man had stolen a 10-wheel semi-truck. A sheriff’s deputy later spotted the truck and the suspect standing nearby. When the…

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July 31, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Man gets exceptional sentence for torching Capitol Hill nightclub

The man who set a fire inside a crowded Capitol Hill gay nightclub on New Year’s Eve was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a federal arson charge this morning in U.S. District Court in Seattle. In a statement of responsibility submitted before this morning’s sentencing, Musab Mohammed Masmari admitted to setting the fire at Neighbours…

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