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Category: The Blotter

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

November 20, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Kent man accused of allowing his mother to die from neglect

A 48-year-old Kent man entered not guilty pleas on Thursday to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree theft charges for allegedly causing the death of his elderly mother through neglect and stealing more than $100,000 from her bank accounts in recent years, court records show. Joselito Hondolero is accused of being criminally negligent in the care of his mother, Adriana…

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November 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

$50,000 bail for Everett firefighter arrested in Seattle sex sting

Everett firefighter David “Pete” Vier was ordered held on $50,000 bail on Thursday, a day after his arrest for allegedly showing up at a Seattle fast-food restaurant intending to pay a juvenile girl $150 for sex, according to the probable-cause statement outlining the case against him. Vier, 60, of Arlington, waived his first court appearance on…

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November 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Charging decision near for SPD cop who punched handcuffed woman

After more than five weeks of review, the King County Prosecutor’s Office says it is nearing a decision whether to file a felony assault charge against a Seattle police officer who punched a handcuffed woman and fractured her face during a domestic-violence call. As part of the review, prosecutors recently provided the case file…

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Comments | Topics: City Attorney's Office, King County Prosecutor's Office, police brutality

November 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Trial opens for 2 ex-Seattle firefighters accused of attacking homeless man

Trial began Thursday afternoon for two former Seattle firefighters and a woman accused of attacking a homeless man who was sleeping on a memorial to fallen firefighters in Occidental Park. The former firefighters, Scott Bullene and Robert Howell, and Bullene’s girlfriend, Mia Jarvinen, were each charged with fourth-degree assault and malicious harassment, the state’s version of a hate crime….

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November 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Sheriff: 3 people killed in rollover may have died from exposure

By Dee Riggs / The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — Three people who were killed in a one-vehicle accident near Bridgeport earlier this week were from Wenatchee. Arnulfo Rivera Sanchez, 47; Clydene Mae Comeslast, 39; and Nakota Storm Wolverine Sturgill, 2, lived at the same Wenatchee address, said Don Culp, Douglas County undersheriff. Nakota was Comeslast’s child, Culp…

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November 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM

SPD: Everett firefighter arrested during underage sex sting

Seattle police on Thursday released additional information on the arrest of an off-duty Everett firefighter during a prostitution sting. A detective with the department’s  Vice/High-Risk Victims Unit had exchanged messages with the 60-year-old firefighter during an online sting targeting men looking for sex with underage girls, according to police. Police say the suspect showed up for a meeting…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: commercial sexual abuse of a minor, Everett Fire Department, Seattle Police Department

November 20, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Suspect arrested in fatal Lakewood home invasion

The Associated Press LAKEWOOD — Police have arrested one suspect in a violent home invasion in Lakewood where they believe another suspect was fatally wounded. Lakewood police say they’re still looking for a third masked man who forced his way inside Tuesday night, pistol whipped a man and cut his wife with a knife. The homeowner was able…

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November 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Oregon quarterback Mariota ticketed for speeding

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was ticketed by Oregon State Police for speeding 80 mph in a 55 mph zone on a highway about 12 miles west of Eugene. It happened at 12:46 a.m. Nov. 12 on Highway 126W near Veneta. The Register-Guard reports the Heisman Trophy contender could avoid going…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Everett firefighter accused of sex abuse of a minor in Seattle

An Everett firefighter was arrested in Seattle and booked into King County Jail on investigation of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and commercial sexual abuse of a minor, according to an Everett city spokeswoman and jail records. Meghan Pembroke, a spokeswoman for Everett, confirmed the arrest of the 60-year-old firefighter and paramedic who she…

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