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Category: The Blotter

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

September 16, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Multiple-vehicle accident blocks traffic on SB I-5 near Shoreline

Update at 10:14 p.m.: The occupants of the vehicles involved in the accident have minor injuries, the state patrol said. A tow truck is en route to the scene. Original post: A multiple-vehicle accident is blocking southbound traffic on Interstate 5 near Shoreline, according to the Washington State Patrol. Five cars and a semi-truck collided on I-5…


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September 16, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Charge filed against dad in 1983 toddler killing in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — Prosecutors in Pierce County have filed a manslaughter charge against a 57-year-old man for killing his 3-year-old son in 1983. Prosecutors said Tuesday that a warrant has been issued for Stanley Guidroz to return to Washington to face the charge. Guidroz is currently serving time in a Louisiana prison for murdering his wife,…


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September 16, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Assault by cake reported at North Seattle KFC

Working in fast food is no cakewalk. In fact, sometimes it can be a downright cakefight. Case in point: On Saturday, Seattle police Officer Nic Abts-Olsen responded to reports of an assault at the KFC in the 13200 block of Aurora Avenue North. The weapon of choice: Cake. Lemon cake, to be exact. But more on that shortly. As Abts-Olsen and his partner Cliff Borjeson rolled…


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September 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Man arrested after firing gunshot in Belltown

A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he fired a gunshot into the air in Belltown, according to Seattle police. A witness told police he looked out his window in the 200 block of Bell Street just before 1:30 a.m. and saw a man pull out a gun as he approached another man in an alley and fire one shot…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: felon in possession of a firearm, Seattle Police Department, shooting

September 16, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Driver runs over girl, 1, in Tenino driveway

The Associated Press TENINO — A 1-year-old girl has died after she was run over by a vehicle in the driveway of her Tenino home. Thurston County sheriff’s Lt. Cliff Ziesemer says the little girl was playing outside Tuesday morning when a 21-year-old family friend arrived at the home to pick up the girl’s older sibling for…


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September 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Coroner seeks help to identify body found on Orcas Island

The Associated Press FRIDAY HARBOR — The San Juan County coroner is seeking the public’s help in positively identifying the body of a man discovered in a partially collapsed tent this month. Coroner Randall Gaylord says a Texas driver’s license was found with the body, which was discovered Sept. 6 by a fisherman in Moran State Park,…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Orcas Island, San Juan County Coroner's Office

September 16, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Man pistol-whipped during Beacon Hill home invasion

Seattle police say a group of armed, masked men pistol-whipped a man during a Beacon Hill home-invasion robbery early Tuesday morning. The victims told police that around 2:45 a.m. they heard a loud bang at the front door of their home in the 4700 block of 30th Avenue South. When they went to investigate they encountered a…


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September 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Drunken man arrested after breaking into UW frat house

Seattle police arrested a drunken burglar who broke into a fraternity house Monday night and told officers he had “lost all use” of his body. Officers would later learn he hadn’t entirely lost all use of his body. Police were called to the fraternity house in the 4600 block of 21st Avenue Northeast around 11 p.m. after a resident caught the…


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September 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Pedestrian struck by car in Kirkland

Update at 5:26 p.m.: The pedestrian hit by a car in Kirkland on Monday has died. His name has not been released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Original post: A man has been hospitalized with “severe” injuries after he was struck by a car Monday afternoon in Kirkland, police said. The man was crossing 119th Place…


| More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Kirkland Police Department, pedestrian accidents

September 16, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Fed up with barking, man kills neighbor’s dog, which apparently was not the source of the barking

BELLINGHAM  (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors’ dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn’t the one barking. KIRO News reports that David William Latham faces charges of felony animal cruelty, among others. His attorney, Adrian Madrone, says his client feels terrible. Police…


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