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Category: The Blotter

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

February 19, 2015 at 7:02 PM

1 wounded in shooting near Judkins Park

Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting where a man was wounded in the ankle Thursday evening near Judkins Park. Police received several 911 reports of gunfire shortly after 6 p.m. in the 800 block of 24 Ave South. Officers arrived and located a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his ankle. Medics transported the man to Harborview…

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February 19, 2015 at 6:01 PM

State to pay $2.5 million to man shot 16 times by police

The state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $2.5 million to Dustin Theoharis, who survived being shot 16 times by a corrections officer and a King County sheriff’s deputy in 2012. The settlement comes less than two weeks after U.S. District Judge Richard Jones ruled that Theoharis’ excessive-force claim contained in a lawsuit should be heard…

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February 19, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Woman found in South Park alley identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a woman whose body was found in a South Park alley as Celina Anne Petersen, 26. An autopsy revealed the woman suffered fatal blunt-force trauma to the head. Her death has been classified as a homicide. Police were called to the alley near 12th Avenue South and South Sullivan Street about…

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February 19, 2015 at 3:43 PM

Student charged with threatening shooting at Bellevue high school

A 17-year-old student has been charged with felony harassment for allegedly threatening to “shoot up” the International School in Bellevue, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. According to the charging documents filed Thursday in King County Juvenile Court, the senior told police he felt bullied and had few friends at the school. Prosecutors say he invited…

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February 19, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Video from police, public examined in Pasco shooting

The Associated Press and Seattle Times staff KENNEWICK  — Authorities say they’re still collecting video of the fatal police shooting of a Mexican man, and they’re asking for patience as protests of the killing continue in the agricultural community. Antonio Zambrano-Montes, 35, was killed Feb. 10 after, police say, he threw rocks at cars and officers….

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February 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM

3 charged in brutal death of teen found in Tacoma ravine

The Associated Press TACOMA — Prosecutors in Pierce County have filed charges against three people in the death of a 19-year-old man whose dismembered body was found in a Tacoma ravine this month. Wallace Jackson, Crystal Jackson and Darrel Daves were each charged with first-degree murder on Thursday. The remains of Jesus Isidor-Mendoza were found Feb. 8 in…

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February 19, 2015 at 1:36 PM

SPD opens bids for computer system to track use of force

In a major step toward meeting federally mandated reforms, the Seattle Police Department on Thursday announced it has opened outside bidding on the development of a sophisticated computer system to track use of force, biased policing and other vital information. Building the so-called “Data Analytics Platform” has been considered a linchpin of the 2 ½-year-old…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: computer data, consent decree, Seattle Police Department

February 19, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Man, woman fatally shot in Everett identified

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the names of the two people fatally shot last Friday at a home in Everett. Kevin P. Odneal, 50, died of a gunshot wound of the torso. Irene D. “Deni” Halverson, 42,  died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, the medical examiner’s office said. Both deaths…

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February 19, 2015 at 10:27 AM

School District: Magnolia luring accusation a ‘misunderstanding’

A minivan driver who allegedly tried to lure a child in the Magnolia neighborhood on Wednesday was actually a contract employee for the district and the incident was a misunderstanding, Seattle Public Schools said Thursday morning. Police were notified Wednesday by a woman who said she was waiting with her elementary school-aged child near 34th Avenue…

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February 19, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Sex offender performs at Benton County school assembly

The Associated Press BENTON CITY, Wash. — A registered sex offender performed at a high school assembly in southeast Washington though she’s not allowed to be where minors congregate. Benton County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Wilson says Melissa Salsbury turned herself into authorities a day after Tuesday’s assembly at Kiona-Benton City High School. A jail roster shows she…

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