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Category: The Blotter

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

August 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Miley Cyrus’ date turns self in, posts bail in Oregon

The Associated Press DALLAS, Ore.  — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail. The director of Polk County Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Ore., says 22-year-old Jesse…


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August 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Police: driver crushes Seattle parking officer’s hand

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Seattle police say a driver with at least four unpaid parking tickets crushed a parking enforcement officer’s hand with his Lexus as he tried to keep the vehicle from being immobilized by a wheel clamp. Detective Drew Fowler says the 57-year-old man was arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment. The parking officer…


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August 28, 2014 at 4:52 PM

U of Louisville cheerleader from Sammamish died of overdose

The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A coroner says a drug overdose caused the death of a University of Louisville cheerleader in July. Jefferson County Coroner Barbara Weakley-Jones told The Courier-Journal that 22-year-old Danielle Cogswell died of an overdose of heroin, amphetamines and Xanax. University sports information director Kenny Klein said cheerleaders will now be required to undergo the…


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August 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Missing Seattle woman’s car found in Grays Harbor County

The car registered to a Seattle woman who has been missing since April was found last week in a remote area in Grays Harbor County. The vehicle registered to Donna Van Zandt, 33, of Seattle, was located by hunters scouting an area near Neilton on a remote logging road, according to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s…


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August 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Bail set at $500K for man accused of stealing SUV with baby inside

A judge found probable cause Thursday to hold a 25-year-old man for investigation of kidnapping and auto theft after he allegedly stole an SUV with a child inside in West Seattle. Bail was set at $500,000 for Estevan Lucio Sanchez, who waived his appearance during his bail hearing Thursday at the King County Jail.  His…


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August 28, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Officer shoots woman at Oregon gas station

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — An Oregon woman was shot by police Thursday after pointing a replica handgun at them following a car chase, authorities said. Amanda Lynn Gatewood, 44, of Springfield was listed in critical condition at a Corvallis hospital. Albany police Capt. Eric Carter said Gatewood was driving a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara when she led…


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August 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Family pinned to wall by car that crashes into Columbia City shops

Update at 5:46 p.m.: A Seattle building inspector has yellow-tagged the one-story building heavily damaged by an SUV Thursday afternoon. The designation restricts access to the building until engineers can determine what can be done to shore up the structure. Seattle police are working to have the SUV towed from inside the building. The investigation into the cause of…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: car accident, Seattle Fire Department

August 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

BB gun for scaring pigeons triggers hospital lockdown

By Mike Irwin The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — The BB gun that triggered a lockdown Friday of Confluence Health’s Wenatchee Valley Medical Center was set to be used for the first time to scare pigeons off the roof, Wenatchee Police Chief Tom Robbins said Wednesday. Officers from local law enforcement agencies locked down the busy center around 4:30…


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August 28, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Suspect arrested in shooting of Klamath deputy

PORTLAND (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in Klamath Falls was arrested Thursday, while the deputy was to undergo surgery for a head wound. The suspect’s girlfriend was also arrested. The 30-year-old suspect faces charges of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm and assault with a firearm from…


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