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Category: The Blotter

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

July 22, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Denver police apologize to Seattle man for UberX traffic stop

The Associated Press DENVER — Denver’s police chief is apologizing to a Seattle man for his interaction with an officer who stopped the UberX car that was giving him a ride to the airport. Colorado legislators passed a law this year to implement a regulatory structure for ride-sharing companies like UberX, which use cellphone apps to connect riders…

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July 21, 2014 at 6:06 PM

2 suspects in Montana shooting arrested in Seattle

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — A man and a woman suspected in a shooting on Interstate 90 in western Montana have been arrested in a Seattle motel. The Missoula County Attorney’s Office said Monday that 30-year-old Troy Anthony Miller and 34-year-old Katherine Grace Evans were arrested on warrants for attempted deliberate homicide and robbery. Miller and Evans…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Renton man charged with homicide by watercraft in fatal boat collision

A Renton man was charged today with homicide by watercraft and assault by watercraft in connection with Wednesday’s Lake Washington boat collision that killed a Seattle schoolteacher. Richard Anthony Hicks, 46, a Renton real-estate agent and former University of Washington football player, remains in the King County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Suspected auto thief’s car breaks down in front of SPD headquarters

If there were a dumb criminals’ hall of fame, this guy might be a first-ballot inductee. All he did was drive drunk in a stolen car – the wrong way on a one-way street, we might add — and collide with a car and a Metro bus, according to police. He might have gotten away, except his wrecked car…

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July 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Man slashed during Lake City Way robbery

Seattle police are looking for the armed robber who slashed a man with a knife during a robbery on Lake City Way early Sunday morning. The 39-year-old victim was smoking outside his apartment building in the 14000 block of Lake City Way at 2:30 a.m. when a man approached him and asked for a cigarette, police said. When the victim pulled out…

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July 21, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Man found not guilty in May Day 2013 protest

A man charged with misdemeanor obstruction of a police officer during Seattle’s May Day “anti-capitalism” demonstration in 2013 was acquitted in a trial last week. A Seattle Municipal Court jury found Justin Descandon Gonzalez, 26, not guilty Thursday. Gonzalez, who was arrested at Eighth Avenue and Pine Street, was one of a number of people arrested during…

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July 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Paper target left at League of Women Voters’ Seattle office

Seattle police say someone recently left paper targets, pock-marked with bullet holes, at two sites on Capitol Hill, including the office of the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County. Workers at the League of Women Voters’  office at 1620 18th Ave. found the first target on July 5, police said. The second target, which also had bullet holes, was found tacked to…

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July 21, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Construction worker falls to death at Bellevue College

Update at 12:31 p.m.: The Bellevue Police Department says the construction worker who fell to his death was 31. The state Department of Labor & Industries is investigating the accident. Original post: A man who was working at the construction site of a new building at Bellevue College died this morning after falling off a ladder…

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July 21, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Coroner: Everett man died of drug overdose at Las Vegas hotel

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Authorities say an Electric Daisy Carnival attendee who was found unresponsive in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room died after consuming Ecstasy, cocaine and ethanol. Clark County coroner’s officials have ruled 25-year-old Anthony Anaya’s death an accident. He was from Everett, Washington. Authorities say Anaya was found in a room at the Vdara hotel…

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July 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Woman with fake whiskers robs Kennewick store

The Associated Press KENNEWICK  — Police say a woman wearing fake facial hair robbed a convenience store early Monday in Kennewick. Police say she entered the Circle K just after midnight, implied she had a gun and fled with cash from the register. In addition to the fake whiskers, The Tri-City Herald reports, she also spoke in a…

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