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Category: The Blotter

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

January 26, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Redmond man accused of killing father pleads not guilty

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A man accused of shooting his father to death at the family home in Redmond pleaded not guilty Monday in Seattle. Twenty-two-year-old Mark Karesek is charged with second-degree murder and unlawful possession of firearms in the Jan. 9 death of his 51-year-old father, Zdenneck Karasek. KOMO reports prosecutors say the shooting followed a…

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January 26, 2015 at 6:48 AM

Man in fog struck and killed on Highway 241 near Sunnyside

The Associated Press SUNNYSIDE — The Washington State Patrol says the fog before dawn Sunday was a factor in the death of a man who was walking in the middle of Highway 241 near Sunnyside. The driver didn’t see 67-year-old Juan Gutierrez who was fatally injured. State Trooper Erik Magnussen tells KNDO.  The patrol is asking drivers to…

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January 24, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Woman arrested after drive-by shooting in Belltown

A 20-year-old woman was arrested early Saturday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Officers were in the area when they heard shots fired around 1 a.m. near First Avenue and Blanchard Street. A woman reported that a bullet came through her apartment window and witnesses reported seeing a white Camaro fleeing the area,…

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January 23, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Girls, 11 and 15, injured in suspected DUI crash in Puyallup

Update, 3:25 p.m.: Puyallup police say the 40-year-old man who was arrested was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested for investigation for vehicular assault due to significant injuries of the an 11-year-old girl. The 15-year-old girl has been released from the hospital. Update, 10 a.m.: Police say two girls, ages 11 and 15,…

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January 23, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Man arrested in Hawaii crash that killed Issaquah bicyclist

Police have arrested a man in connection with an April 2014 car crash in Hawaii that killed a bicyclist from Issaquah. Michael Angelo Cattaneo, 29, was arrested Friday on a warrant following an indictment charging him with two counts of negligent homicide and one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence and no no-fault…

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January 23, 2015 at 7:12 PM

4 robbed, assaulted in Seattle’s Kobe Terrace Park

Police are looking for two women and a man suspected  of robbing four other people at gunpoint and taking several items, including clothing, in an International District park Friday afternoon. The robbery victims flagged down officers as they passed Kobe Terrace Park around 4:15 p.m. Friday, and reported that they had been robbed and assaulted, according to…

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January 23, 2015 at 6:31 PM

Police arrest 2 burglary suspects found hiding in W. Seattle shed

Officers arrested two alleged burglars after they found the pair hiding in a shed on West Seattle’s Genesee Hill on Friday afternoon, police said. A resident called 911 around 3:30 p.m. when she heard sounds of someone breaking into her home in the 4500 block of 47th Avenue Southwest, according to the Seattle Police Department. The…

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January 23, 2015 at 4:41 PM

White Center man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing mother

A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday, admitting he stabbed his mother 18 times in the neck after breaking down her door in a drunken rage in November 2012. Brodie Lamb, who has schizophrenia with substance-abuse problems, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, 69-year-old Margaret Ryan, inside…

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January 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Testimony in Monfort, McEnroe trials to resume Monday

Following a break, testimony in two death-penalty trials being heard in King County Superior Court in Seattle will resume Monday. In an unusual bit of timing, Christopher Monfort, suspected of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton in 2009, and Joseph McEnroe, charged with killing six members of his then-girlfriend’s family in Carnation in 2007, are being tried…

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