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Category: The Blotter

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

April 19, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Central District shooting leaves man with life-threatening injuries

A man in his 20s was shot early this morning in Seattle’s Central District and taken to to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police responded to 911 calls at 2:35 a.m. reporting shots fired at the 2200 block of East Union Street. They found the victim with a gunshot wound…


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April 18, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Chemicals found in Belltown building prompt evacuation

UPDATE, 11:55 p.m. | Occupants have been allowed back into the Belltown apartment building after the hazmat response, SFD said. The incident is under investigation by the Seattle Police Department. ORIGINAL POST | Chemicals found inside a room prompted an evacuation of  a Belltown apartment building tonight, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Hazmat crews…


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April 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Renton runner who died on sidewalk identified

A runner collapsed and died on a sidewalk in Renton around noon today, according to the Renton Police Department. Renton police have tentatively identified him as a 46-year-old Renton resident after issuing a news release earlier this afternoon asking for the public’s help. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the man’s name and determine how…


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April 18, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Edmonds police ask public’s help in ID’ing sexual-assault suspect

The Edmonds Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of attempting to rob and sexually assault a woman after she got off the bus in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood early Thursday evening. The woman, an exchange student at Edmonds Community College, had just gotten off a Community Transit bus and was…


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April 18, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Off-duty SPD officer struck by hit-and-run driver

An off-duty Seattle police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sodo around 2 p.m. today. The officer, who has not been identified, was directing traffic for a private company at First Avenue South and South Atlantic Street when he was struck, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Apparently the driver had driven around a line of stopped cars. When the…


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April 18, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Former sheriff’s deputy denies tipping off Everett bikini baristas

The Associated Press EVERETT — A man accused of tipping off bikini baristas to undercover officers when he worked as a Snohomish County sheriff’s sergeant pleaded not guilty Thursday in Everett to charges of promoting prostitution and official misconduct. Darrell O’Neill was a deputy for 30 years. He was arrested after police raided Java Juggs espresso stands…


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April 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Pedestrian hit by car and killed in Puyallup

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. | An Olympia resident driving a 2002 Lexus was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide for failing to stop for a red light and then hitting a man who was crossing the street, according to the Puyallup Police Department. The 64-year-old driver was believed to be driving under the influence of drugs…


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April 17, 2014 at 9:21 PM

No charges planned in fake child-abduction in Sequim

SEQUIM (AP) — No charges are planned against twin brothers who say they’re responsible for staging a fake child abduction in a park that terrified onlookers who thought it was real, a prosecutor said Thursday. “Scaring the hell out of people is not, as far as I can determine, a crime,” City Attorney Craig Ritchie told…


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April 17, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Fecal bacteria levels close Pierce County shellfish harvesting area

Shellfish harvesting in part of Vaughn Bay in Pierce County has been closed because of high levels of fecal bacteria, and health officials have identified 14 additional shellfish growing areas that could be closed if fecal pollution worsens, the Washington state Department of Health said today. The samples taken at growing-area stations failed to meet classification…


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