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Category: The Blotter

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

September 15, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Seattle pot shop says man in Buick is poaching customers

The Associated Press Police say a man dealing marijuana out of the back of his Buick has been trying to poach customers from Seattle’s only licensed recreational-pot shop. Staff at Cannabis City called officers on Saturday night after they said the man threatened to “stomp” a worker who confronted him. Employees told the officers they had seen…


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September 15, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Police: Suspect shot in head in Lakewood attempted bank robbery

The Associated Press UPDATE, 9 p.m. | The bank suspect is believed to be the same man who soon turned up at a local hospital and was taken to surgery. No one else was hurt Monday afternoon. The News Tribune reports that Lt. Chris Lawler says the wounded man is expected to survive. He was believed to…


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September 15, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Man could face life sentence for sexual assault of girl in Enumclaw library

A convicted child molester was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a public library in Enumclaw in January 2013. A King County jury in August convicted Travis M. Lear, 26, of first-degree child molestation, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Because the jury also determined the sexual assault was…


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September 15, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Man pistol-whipped and robbed in Georgetown

A man was pistol-whipped and robbed of his cellphone and backpack in Georgetown Sunday night, police said. The victim, 22, told police he was walking on First Avenue South near South Lucile Street around 11 p.m. when he was approached by two men, who pistol-whipped him in the face and took his belongings. The victim was taken to Harborview…


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September 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM

No injuries reported in shooting near Judkins Park

Gang-unit detectives are responding to the intersection at 23rd Avenue South and South Dearborn Street, near Judkins Park, where shots were fired at 2:25 p.m. Monday. Seattle police said one parked car was hit by gunfire, but there were no reports of injuries. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said witnesses told police the shots appeared to have been…


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September 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Man arrested after swim at Colman Dock

Update at 2:47 p.m.: A 45-year-old man who jumped into the water off Colman Dock and swam out to one of the ferry piers, preventing a ferry from docking on time, was arrested on investigation of second-degree malicious mischief, according to Seattle police. State law says that a person can be charged with second-degree malicious mischief if they…


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September 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Teen wounded in crossfire of 30 bullets in Central District

Seattle police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a 16-year-old boy Sunday night in the Central District. Police responded to reports of gunshots near 21st Avenue and East Fir Street around 11:15 p.m. Responding officers recovered more than 30 shell casings from different firearms and found that several buildings and cars had been struck by gunfire. Police…


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September 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

4 arrested after body found in Columbia River

The Associated Press PATEROS, Okanogan County — The Okanogan County sheriff says four men were arrested for allegedly killing a man in a fight and dumping his body in the Columbia River near Pateros. Sheriff Frank Rogers said a man’s body was found partially submerged in the water at a boat launch south of Pateros on Highway…


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September 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Man wanted for bank robbery arrested at Oregon Frisbee tourney

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon. KVAL-TV says police in Eugene, Ore., arrested Jahson Marryshow around 5 p.m. Sunday. The Ulster County sheriff’s office in New…


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September 15, 2014 at 8:49 AM

2 with severe burns after boat engine explodes

PORT ORCHARD (AP) — Authorities say a man and a woman were hospitalized with severe burns after a boat engine exploded near Blake Island Sunday evening. KOMO reports several people were aboard the boat when a mechanical malfunction in the engine caused it to backfire, triggering a small explosion. Authorities were alerted just before 5 p.m. of…


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