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Category: The Blotter

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

October 25, 2014 at 8:11 AM

4 killed in Auburn crash

Four people were killed and two others injured when a car struck a utility pole in Auburn. Police tell KING-TV the car was heading north in the 3700 block of Auburn Way South around 2 a.m. when it went off the road and hit a pole. Two females and two males died at the scene.  Two males, including the driver, were taken to…

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October 25, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Fight leads to fatal stabbing near Lynnwood

A 42-year-old man was fatally stabbed Friday night near Lynnwood, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded around 11:30 p.m. to reports of an injured man in the 3000 block of 164th Street Southwest. The sheriff’s office said the man died at the scene. The victim had been fighting with an unidentified male, who stabbed the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, stabbing

October 25, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Wounded girls identified in Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14, were identified Saturday morning as the two girls wounded in Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Both girls had surgery Friday after being shot in the head, and both remained in critical condition in intensive care on Saturday, according to Dr. Joanne Roberts, chief medical officer for Providence Regional Medical…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: jaylen fryberg, Marysville Pilchuck High School, shooting

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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Comments | More in Education, General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bullying, Juanita High School, Kirkland

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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Comments | Topics: assault, gropings, Seattle Police Department

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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