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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…


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

August 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

1st-degree murder charges filed in Kent double homicide

King County prosecutors charged a 29-year-old Burien man with two counts of first-degree murder on Monday in connection with last week’s double homicide outside a Kent gas station. Leland Dean Russell, whose bail was initially set at $2 million following his arrest, is now being held without bail after Senior Deputy Prosecutor Jessica Berliner successfully…


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

August 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Seattle man charged in fatal Leschi shooting in April

King County prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old Seattle man with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Deszaun Smallwood, who was one of three men killed blocks apart and within days of each other in April. Lorenzo Pratt, a member of the Deuce 8 street gang who goes by the street name “Chosen,”…


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

July 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Bail set at $75K for man who allegedly abducted daughter from U District

A man who touched off a citywide manhunt when he allegedly confronted the mother of his young daughter in the University District Tuesday and then took off with the child was ordered held today on probable cause for investigation of felony harassment-domestic violence. On Tuesday, Seattle police asked for the public’s help in locating Eric Carney, 39, and the…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: abduction, harassment-domestic violence, Seattle Police Department

July 30, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Sex offender accused of masturbating in front of woman

A 37-year-old West Seattle man, who police say exposed himself and masturbated in front of different women at least three times in recent weeks, was charged today with indecent exposure and failing to register as a sex offender, according to King County prosecutors. Duane Atwood was arrested Friday and was released from the King County Jail…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: indecent exposure, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Seattle Police Department

July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Man accused of shooting bank guard was just released from jail

A 24-year-old Seattle man was released from jail two days before he allegedly punched a bank security guard, wrestled away the guard’s gun and shot the man at least twice, before shooting himself in the face, according to prosecutors. Arthur Idowu Thomas spent nearly two months in the King County Jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault…


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

July 25, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Serial rapist sentenced to at least 14.5 years for 1980 murder in Bellevue

A serial rapist who was civilly committed as a sexually violent predator in 2002 was sentenced to serve at least 14.5 years, and up to life in prison, for the 1980 rape and fatal strangling of a 19-year-old Bellevue woman in 1980. Because Michael Halgren, 58, strangled Susan Barbara Lowe with a pair of pantyhose before…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Michael Halgren, prison, serial rapist

July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Suspect, security guard shot at Central District bank

A security guard and second man were critically injured by gunfire Thursday morning as both men fought over the guard’s handgun outside a Central District bank, Seattle police said. The shooting happened just after 11 a.m. outside a Bank of America branch at 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Police believe the bank guard…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bank of America, Bank robbery, Seattle Police Department

July 22, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Man fatally shot by Kent police had lengthy criminal record

The man who was fatally shot Sunday by Kent police following a manhunt, shootout and propane-tank explosion was identified Tuesday by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as 28-year-old Richard Duncalf. Duncalf died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, back, chest and extremities, according to death investigators. Five Kent police officers were placed on paid administrative…


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