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Category: The Blotter

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

July 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Body of man, 70, found in Martha Lake

A 70-year-old man was found dead in Martha Lake today by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s dive team. The team was called to the 16300 block of East Shore Drive around 4 p.m. after the  family members reported they hadn’t seen the man for two hours, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. The family reported that the man…



July 29, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Bellevue’s Chism beach reopens after sewage scare

The swimming area at Chism Beach Park reopened today after tests showed the water was unaffected by nearby sewage overflow. The City of Bellevue closed the swimming area at the beach, located at 9600 S.E. 11th St., yesterday when sewage was discovered in the vicinity of the park. Water-quality tests taken by county officials yesterday showed that…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Lake Washington, sewage overflow

July 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM

SPD arrests man who allegedly kidnapped month-old daughter

Update at 5:21 p.m.: Seattle police located a man who allegedly kidnapped his one-month-old daughter and threatened to kill the child’s mother just after 5 p.m. at an apartment on Capitol Hill. The girl was not harmed, police say. Earlier today, police said Eric Carney, 39, approached his child’s mother in the 5200 block of 15th Avenue Northeast in…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: kidnapping, Seattle Police Department

July 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Deputy shoots suspected burglar in SeaTac

 Update at 3:04 p.m.: A deputy shot and wounded a man suspected of breaking into a SeaTac home while a woman and her young daughter were inside, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The woman and the 3-year-old girl were in their home in the 4600 block of South 176th Street when the woman heard…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, King County Sheriff's Office, Officer-involved shooting

July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Man accused of shooting bank guard was just released from jail

A 24-year-old Seattle man was released from jail two days before he allegedly punched a bank security guard, wrestled away the guard’s gun and shot the man at least twice, before shooting himself in the face, according to prosecutors. Arthur Idowu Thomas spent nearly two months in the King County Jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, bank, Seattle Police Department

July 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Police: Robbers have hit 5 banks in King, Pierce counties

The Associated Press TACOMA — Authorities are looking for a trio of robbers they say have hit five banks in eight days this month in Pierce and south King counties. The Tacoma News Tribune reports Tuesday that three men are in their 20’s. The men wore baseball hats and sunglasses, and worked as lookouts for each other…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bank robbery, Federal Way, Pierce County

July 29, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Jewish Federation demands resignation of NRA lobbyist

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle this morning called for the resignation of a National Rifle Association lobbyist who reportedly linked gun control to the Holocaust. At a news conference at the federation’s Seattle headquarters, President Keith Dvorchik said longtime NRA spokesman Brian Judy should resign for connecting a ballot initiative designed to reduce gun violence to…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, National Rifle Association

July 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Pasco man shot, killed in police confrontation

The Associated Press PASCO  — Police say officers shot and killed a 34-year-old Pasco man brandishing a knife during a confrontation. The Tri-City Herald reports that officers were called to a residence just after midnight Tuesday with reports of a man armed with a knife. Capt. Jim Raymond says two officers confronted the man but he refused to…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Officer-involved shooting, Pasco, Pasco Police Department

July 29, 2014 at 9:22 AM

West Marginal Way reopens after truck overturns

UPDATE at 11:18 a.m.: West Marginal Way has reopened A trailer overturned on West Marginal Way this morning, adding to an already messy commute. The tractor-trailer driver suffered minor injuries in the accident, which closed all lanes for a time along the 4500 block of West Marginal Way, according to Seattle Police. The commute was also disrupted on…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit

July 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM

40-50 youths responsible for damage to Gas Works Park

Update 12:13 p.m.: Seattle police say that 40 to 50 youths partying at Gas Works Park late Monday night are believed to be responsible for nearly $8,000 worth of damage. The department’s graffiti detective is trying to identify the people responsible for spray-painted graffiti on walls, machinery and picnic benches, according to a department news release. A…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Gas Works Park, Seattle Parks and Recreation

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