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Category: The Blotter

The latest reporting from the Times’ criminal-justice team.

October 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Police investigating reported sexual assault at Juanita High

Four underclassmen at Juanita High School were arrested and “emergency expelled” from the school Thursday while Kirkland police investigate a reported sexual assault of an 18-year-old, male student in the school locker room. KING5 has identified the victim as a special-education student and says the younger students were jabbing him with a broom. According to a news release…

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October 24, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Alleged serial groper pleads not guilty to Westlake attack

A man charged with groping a woman on a downtown Seattle street pleaded not guilty Friday in the King County Jail courtroom. Daryl R. Sharma, 36, a level 3 sex offender, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail. He is charged with one count of assault with sexual motivation, a gross misdemeanor. Sharma has an extensive history of…

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October 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Man who tried to buy sex from teen sentenced to 16 months

Tyler Williams, a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran who was featured in a Times story last week about local efforts to reduce demand for prostitution, was sentenced Friday to nearly 16 months in prison following his conviction last month for attempted commercial sex abuse of a minor. Williams, who posted an ad seeking sex with “a…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: attempted commercial sex abuse of a minor, King County Superior Court, prostitution

October 23, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Man’s body found at South Everett paper recycler

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday afternoon at a paper recycling plant in South Everett. An employee at the plant in the 2600 block of 94th Street Southwest reported finding the body around 2:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. The age and identification of the dead man are unknown. The sheriff’s office…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

October 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Everett man found dead along Portland railroad tracks

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say a man found dead along railroad tracks on Portland’s lower east side was a 32-year-old truck driver from Everett, Washington. The man whose body was found Tuesday was identified Thursday as Arthur Preston Wynn. Sgt. Pete Simpson says investigators believe Wynn was struck and killed by a passing train.

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October 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Police searching for missing Bellevue man

The Bellevue Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a Bellevue man who has not been seen since late September. Michael W. Bennett, 44, who lives in Bellevue’s Newport Hills neighborhood, was last seen on Sept. 26, police said. His father reported him missing on Oct. 11, after he did not show up…

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October 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Suspect arrested in South Park shooting

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 28 shooting that injured one man in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, police said. Seattle police and King County sheriff’s deputies arrested the 21-year-old suspect in White Center Thursday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department. Detectives had been looking for the man since the shooting occurred. On…

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October 23, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Owner pleads guilty to abandoning vessel in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — The owner of a vessel that sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway last year has pleaded guilty to abandoning a derelict vessel and discharging pollution into state waters. The Washington State Attorney General’s Office says Stephen Mason was sentenced on Thursday to 20 days of confinement and two years of probation. He…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Helena Star, Hylebos Waterway

October 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

The Associated Press SEATTLE  — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, in Seattle seeks $500,000 in damages for Ignacio Lanuza-Torres because the alleged forgery…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, lawsuit, U.S. District Court

October 23, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Tornado causes damage in Longview

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A tornado ripped down power lines and damaged property on Thursday in Longview, forecasters said. Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city. Video taken by a citizen appeared to shows roof tiles being blown off a building. “I could see the funnel cloud forming and where it touched down between…

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