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Category: The Blotter

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

January 24, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Woman arrested after drive-by shooting in Belltown

A 20-year-old woman was arrested early Saturday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Officers were in the area when they heard shots fired around 1 a.m. near First Avenue and Blanchard Street. A woman reported that a bullet came through her apartment window and witnesses reported seeing a white Camaro fleeing the area,…

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January 23, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Girls, 11 and 15, injured in suspected DUI crash in Puyallup

Update, 3:25 p.m.: Puyallup police say the 40-year-old man who was arrested was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested for investigation for vehicular assault due to significant injuries of the an 11-year-old girl. The 15-year-old girl has been released from the hospital. Update, 10 a.m.: Police say two girls, ages 11 and 15,…

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January 23, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Man arrested in Hawaii crash that killed Issaquah bicyclist

Police have arrested a man in connection with an April 2014 car crash in Hawaii that killed a bicyclist from Issaquah. Michael Angelo Cattaneo, 29, was arrested Friday on a warrant following an indictment charging him with two counts of negligent homicide and one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence and no no-fault…

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January 23, 2015 at 7:12 PM

4 robbed, assaulted in Seattle’s Kobe Terrace Park

Police are looking for two women and a man suspected  of robbing four other people at gunpoint and taking several items, including clothing, in an International District park Friday afternoon. The robbery victims flagged down officers as they passed Kobe Terrace Park around 4:15 p.m. Friday, and reported that they had been robbed and assaulted, according to…

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January 23, 2015 at 6:31 PM

Police arrest 2 burglary suspects found hiding in W. Seattle shed

Officers arrested two alleged burglars after they found the pair hiding in a shed on West Seattle’s Genesee Hill on Friday afternoon, police said. A resident called 911 around 3:30 p.m. when she heard sounds of someone breaking into her home in the 4500 block of 47th Avenue Southwest, according to the Seattle Police Department. The…

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January 23, 2015 at 4:41 PM

White Center man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing mother

A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday, admitting he stabbed his mother 18 times in the neck after breaking down her door in a drunken rage in November 2012. Brodie Lamb, who has schizophrenia with substance-abuse problems, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, 69-year-old Margaret Ryan, inside…

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January 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Testimony in Monfort, McEnroe trials to resume Monday

Following a break, testimony in two death-penalty trials being heard in King County Superior Court in Seattle will resume Monday. In an unusual bit of timing, Christopher Monfort, suspected of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton in 2009, and Joseph McEnroe, charged with killing six members of his then-girlfriend’s family in Carnation in 2007, are being tried…

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January 23, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Counterfeit Seahawks jerseys seized from Washington man in Arizona

UPDATE at 2:58 p.m. A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security in Arizona said that a man who had about 100 counterfeit Seahawks jerseys on him when he was pulled over during a traffic stop Thursday was from East Wenatchee, Douglas County — not exactly the Seattle area. The Seattle Times is not naming the 36-year-old man…

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January 23, 2015 at 7:53 AM

Officials ID man found dead in Ridgefield hunting blind

The Columbian  (TNS) The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a 54-year-old man from Lewis County who died Tuesday of natural causes at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. Mark Lee Haskins, of Onalaska, went to the refuge off South Hillhurst Road around 5 a.m. that day to hunt ducks from a blind, a shelter used to avoid detection….

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January 23, 2015 at 6:32 AM

Portland woman sentenced to 2 years for pouring hot grease on ex-boyfriend

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A woman who admitted pouring hot bacon grease on her ex-boyfriend as he slept on her sofa was sentenced Thursday in Portland to more than two years in prison. The defense lawyer for Shiree Franklin says the 30-year-old Portland woman pleaded guilty to attempted domestic-violence assault because she worried she might be…

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