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Category: The Blotter

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

October 23, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Increased patrols in Leavenworth mean more Oktoberfest citations

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — With more sheriff’s deputies on patrol, citations issued at Leavenworth’s annual Oktoberfest jumped from 21 last year to 75 this year. “With more eyes on the street, you’re going to see more things that happen,” said John Wisemore, Chelan County undersheriff. The citations were given out for the three weekends of the annual…

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October 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Man wounded in leg in Rainier Valley shooting

Update at 7:10 a.m.: Seattle police report that they’ve arrested a suspect in Thursday’s  shooting outside a restaurant in South Seattle.  Police say the suspect’s girlfriend called 911 about 4:40 p.m., saying her boyfriend had stabbed her in the shin.  When officers arrived at the house in the 7900 block of Rainier Avenue, they reportedly recognized the boyfriend’s name…

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October 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Body found near White Center tied to earlier investigation

  Update at 2:15 p.m.: Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates said,  “We can say the body we discovered today is related to that earlier investigation. It was information we received while continuing to work the Shelly/Marshmallow case that led us to the location here. “The body found today is female, but we still don’t even know who…

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October 23, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Road on Mount Baker closed for winter

The Associated Press MOUNT BAKER — The Washington Transportation Department has closed its first section of a highway for the winter. With snow on the ground and more forecast, crews closed the gate Thursday on Highway 542 from the Mount Baker Ski area to Artist Point. The three-mile road to Artist Point is typically the first to close…

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October 23, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Deputies searching for suspect in Burien double shooting

King County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who shot two people at a Burien apartment complex this morning. The victims were shot in the 1200 block of Southwest 124th Street about 4:45 a.m. in what the sheriff’s office described as a domestic violence incident. They didn’t reveal the relationship between the victims and the suspect. The…

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October 22, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Judge: March trial for mentally ill in jails case

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A federal judge set a March trial date for a lawsuit filed on the behalf of mentally ill inmates who are waiting weeks to months for competency evaluations and treatment. Before deciding on a date, U.S. District Chief Judge Marsha Pechman repeatedly asked the disability rights lawyers whether the wait list issue could…

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October 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier charged in wife’s death

The Associated Press LAKEWOOD — The Pierce County prosecutor has charged a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife at their Lakewood apartment. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist called the shooting last Thursday night an unfortunate example of domestic violence. He says 20-year-old Skylar Nemetz shot 19-year-old Tarrah Nemetz in the back…

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October 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM

SPD’s Metz among 5 finalists for Bellevue PD chief

UPDATE 11:10 A.M.| Metz will be up against four other candidates for Bellevue Police Department Chief: Minnesota Police Department Assistant Chief Matthew Clark, Bellevue Police Department Deputy Chief Jim Jolliffe, Simi Valley (California) Police Department Chief Mitch McCann and Austin Police Department Assistant Chief Raul Munguia. A hiring timeline hasn’t been narrowed down, but Bellevue city…

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