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Category: The Blotter

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

December 21, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Trooper involved in collision near Northgate Sunday night

Update 9:57 p.m.: The State Patrol says that a second trooper has been hospitalized after he too was involved in a collision on Interstate 5 near Northgate on Sunday night. Trooper Chris Webb said the first trooper was hurt after losing control of his car and hitting a light pole around 9 p.m. He had apparently been trying to…


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December 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Oregon police investigating death of child in Seaside

The Associated Press SEASIDE, Ore. — Authorities are investigating the death of a young child in Seaside, Ore. The Oregonian reports the death was called into 9-1-1 early Saturday and police are releasing little information about what happened, including the child’s name and age. The state Department of Human Services has taken custody of other children found in…


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December 21, 2014 at 2:37 PM

King Co. sheriff orders mourning bands to be worn in solidarity with NYPD

King County Sheriff John Urquhart sent out an email Sunday morning, directing all of his deputies to wear mourning bands across their badges to show support for the two New York police officers who were ambushed and fatally shot in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies don’t typically wear the…


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December 21, 2014 at 1:41 PM

2 critically injured in head-on collision in Tukwila

A man driving with a suspended license caused a head-on collision in Tukwila on Sunday morning that critically injured two elderly passengers in two different vehicles, according to police. At 9 a.m., the male driver of a red pickup traveling south in the 13500 block of Interurban Avenue “for unknown reasons crossed into northbound lanes,” said…


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December 21, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Kennewick pharmacy technician accused of stealing medication

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Police in Kennewick arrested a pharmacy technician accused of stealing at least 17,000 pills while working at a Walgreens store. The Tri-City Herald reports  32-year-old Marianne Folk pleaded innocent to a charge of first-degree theft at a Thursday court appearance in Benton County. According to court documents, the store’s security manager told police…


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December 21, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Oregon man gets 6 years for stabbing cousin in an argument

The Associated Press COQUILLE, Ore.   — An Oregon man who stabbed his female cousin in the abdomen multiple times with a large knife has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. Jason Simons of Myrtle Point accepted a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in connection with the October stabbing that…


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December 20, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Grandmother, grandson hit by car on Bainbridge Island

The Associated Press A fire official on Bainbridge Island said a woman walking with her two grandchildren in a condo parking lot Friday suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a car backing out of a carport. KING-TV reported that Assistant Fire Chief Luke Carpenter said the driver didn’t see the woman or the children. He…


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December 19, 2014 at 9:21 PM

SPD nails thief who nabbed historical Mariners’ jerseys

Seattle police say they arrested on Friday a burglar suspected of breaking into Safeco Field and making off with bags of Seattle Mariners historical memorabilia, including jerseys worn by Edgar Martinez and Ken Griffey Jr. According to police, the man climbed over a fence around 4 a.m. on Thursday, broke glass display cases inside Safeco Field,…


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December 19, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Pierce County man gets 25 years for 2009 slaying of cab driver

A 37-year-old Pierce County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday for killing a cab driver five years ago. Jaycee Fuller was convicted in November of first-degree murder in the slaying of Mohamud Ahmed on March 8, 2009. Prosecutors told jurors that Fuller, who represented himself at trial, was motivated by financial desperation and…


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December 19, 2014 at 6:53 PM

2 killed, 3 injured in Redmond collision

Two people are dead and three others, including a 4-year-old child, are injured following a collision in the 18400 block of N.E. 128th Way near Redmond, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates said the fatal accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. when an Acura Integra with two people inside was traveling…


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