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Category: The Blotter

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

August 27, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Missing dog found dead near Redmond crash site

The dog that went missing after an SUV driven by the animal’s family was hit on Sunday night was found dead at the crash site on Wednesday, according to the Redmond Police Department. “Jake,” a wire-haired griffon, was in a Ford Explorer driven by former Redmond police Chief Steve Harris and disappeared after the crash that killed…


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August 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Seattle police recover stolen SUV with child inside

Update at 3:26 p.m.: Seattle police say the child and SUV have been recovered. The child appears to be OK, police said in a tweet. Police are still searching for the car thief. Original post: Seattle police are searching for a black SUV that was stolen with a 10-month-old child inside, the department said in a tweet. The Ford Edge…


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August 27, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Klamath County, Ore., sheriff’s deputy shot

The Associated Press Update at 2:42 p.m.: PORTLAND — A Klamath County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face and side during a traffic stop Wednesday, and police are looking for the suspect. District Attorney Rob Patridge says the suspect is believed to be driving a black 1989 Jeep Cherokee, with the Oregon license plate ZFQ 270. The…


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August 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Man in tux shoots at couple who see him having sex in Seattle alley

A drunken man in a tuxedo fired a gunshot at a couple early Tuesday  after they interrupted him having sex with a woman in a downtown alley, Seattle police said. According to police, a witness spotted the 64-year-old man handing money to a woman near Fourth Avenue South and South Main Street just after 2 a.m.  The pair…


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August 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

No charges for detective accused of tipping ex-deputy in prostitution case

A King County sheriff’s major-crimes detective will not face criminal charges over the accusation she tipped off former deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell that he was under investigation, the King County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. The detective, Robin Cleary, remains on administrative leave, Sheriff John Urquhart said. “The administrative  investigation is finished, and the file was sent to her chain of…


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August 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

FBI: Fast robber hits 2 banks in Kent and Auburn

Police are hoping you recognize this fast-working bank robber after he hit two banks within the same hour on Aug. 18. He’s been dubbed the “Quick-Change Bandit” because he changed clothes between the two bank robberies in Kent and Auburn, according to the FBI. Detectives also believe he may have also robbed a Lakewood bank on Aug. 16. He is described as a black man…


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August 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Traffic snarled after semi rolls over on I-5 in South Seattle

Update at 2:48 p.m.: All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 have been reopened, according to state Department of Transportation. All but the HOV lane is open on northbound I-5. Update at 2:03 p.m.: Two southbound lanes are now open. Update at 1:13 p.m.: Heavy-duty wreckers were used to lower the semi into a ditch along the southbound lanes in…


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August 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM

2 Puget Sound-area schools install bus cameras

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Two Puget Sound-area  school districts are installing cameras on their school buses to catch drivers who speed around them. KING-TV reports the Bethel School District in South Pierce County and the Highline School District in South King County are launching pilot programs on the first day of school. The cameras operate on the…


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August 27, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Motorcycle crash leaves one dead, passenger seriously injured

Update 7:40 a.m.: A crash on the West Seattle freeway early Wednesday that left a 32-year-old motorcyclist dead and his passenger seriously hurt occurred after the motorcyclist apparently failed to negotiate a curve. According to the Washington State Patrol, the motorcycle was heading east on the freeway just after 1 a.m.when it crashed near the exit ramp onto…


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August 26, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Police: Man found dead at fairgrounds killed himself

Puyallup police say a man found dead Sunday in a parking lot at the Washington State Fair apparently died of a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest. Puyallup police say citizens called 911 just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday to say there was a body in the blue parking lot. Police arrived and found the dead man and…


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