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Category: The Blotter

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

January 23, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Counterfeit Seahawks jerseys seized from Washington man in Arizona

UPDATE at 2:58 p.m. A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security in Arizona said that a man who had about 100 counterfeit Seahawks jerseys on him when he was pulled over during a traffic stop Thursday was from East Wenatchee, Douglas County — not exactly the Seattle area. The Seattle Times is not naming the 36-year-old man…


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January 23, 2015 at 7:53 AM

Officials ID man found dead in Ridgefield hunting blind

The Columbian  (TNS) The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a 54-year-old man from Lewis County who died Tuesday of natural causes at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. Mark Lee Haskins, of Onalaska, went to the refuge off South Hillhurst Road around 5 a.m. that day to hunt ducks from a blind, a shelter used to avoid detection….


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January 23, 2015 at 6:32 AM

Portland woman sentenced to 2 years for pouring hot grease on ex-boyfriend

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A woman who admitted pouring hot bacon grease on her ex-boyfriend as he slept on her sofa was sentenced Thursday in Portland to more than two years in prison. The defense lawyer for Shiree Franklin says the 30-year-old Portland woman pleaded guilty to attempted domestic-violence assault because she worried she might be…


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January 23, 2015 at 6:10 AM

Spokane deli robber threatened clerk with cattle prod

The Associated Press The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office hopes surveillance video identifies the robber who held up a Spokane deli with a cattle prod. The man entered Didier’s Yogurt and More deli on Sunday night armed with the footlong electrical stun device and demanded money. He fled with the cash from the registers.


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January 23, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Man fatally shot at Federal Way apartment building

UPDATE at 1:45 p.m. Federal Way police have identified the 19-year-old man killed Thursday night as Erik Raul Reynaga. Reynaga’s body was found next to a car in the parking lot of the Crystal Point Apartments, 35328 25th St. S.W., said police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. Reynaga was temporarily staying at the apartment complex, Schrock said. Investigators believe the man was killed…


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January 22, 2015 at 9:06 PM

Bicyclist killed when struck by pickup in Blaine

The Associated Press BLAINE — The Washington State Patrol says a small white pickup struck and killed a bicyclist on Thursday evening near the Blaine border crossing with Canada. The Bellingham Herald reports the truck drove off but about three hours later, the State Patrol said, a 26-year-old Blaine man walked up to a state Transportation Department…


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January 22, 2015 at 8:49 PM

Driver, 17, pleads guilty in Kitsap County triple fatality

A 17-year-old driver charged with vehicular homicide for the Jan. 11 accident that killed three of his passengers in Kitsap County pleaded guilty to all three counts Thursday. The teen appeared in Kitsap County Juvenile Court after prosecutors and the defense agreed to recommend juvenile, rather than adult, charges, the Kitsap Sun reported. The Seattle Times is…


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January 22, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Des Moines man gets 2 years prison for ‘cruel’ sweepstakes scam

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A King County man has been sentenced to two years in prison for a “cruel” sweepstakes scam that federal prosecutors say targeted vulnerable people. Eugene Maganya, of Des Moines, was arrested in February after a victim tipped off police. He was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Seattle for wire fraud. Court records…


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January 22, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Police continuing to investigate double shooting downtown

Police homicide and gang detectives continue to investigate the shooting Wednesday night in downtown Seattle that left two people hurt. Police were called to a report of shots fired near Third Avenue and Pine Street, the hub of shopping, business and transit, at 8:15 p.m. No arrests have been made and police have not provided descriptions of…


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January 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Man could get prison for poaching Hood Canal shellfish

The former owner of a Quilcene Bay seafood company is facing at least five years in prison as the leader of a clam-and-oyster poaching ring responsible for illegally harvesting $700,000 worth of shellfish from beaches owned by the state and private individuals. Rodney Allan Clark, 50, on Thursday pleaded guilty to 17 counts of first-degree trafficking…


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