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Category: The Blotter

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

September 16, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Driver runs over girl, 1, in Tenino driveway

The Associated Press TENINO — A 1-year-old girl has died after she was run over by a vehicle in the driveway of her Tenino home. Thurston County sheriff’s Lt. Cliff Ziesemer says the little girl was playing outside Tuesday morning when a 21-year-old family friend arrived at the home to pick up the girl’s older sibling for…


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September 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Coroner seeks help to identify body found on Orcas Island

The Associated Press FRIDAY HARBOR — The San Juan County coroner is seeking the public’s help in positively identifying the body of a man discovered in a partially collapsed tent this month. Coroner Randall Gaylord says a Texas driver’s license was found with the body, which was discovered Sept. 6 by a fisherman in Moran State Park,…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Orcas Island, San Juan County Coroner's Office

September 16, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Man pistol-whipped during Beacon Hill home invasion

Seattle police say a group of armed, masked men pistol-whipped a man during a Beacon Hill home-invasion robbery early Tuesday morning. The victims told police that around 2:45 a.m. they heard a loud bang at the front door of their home in the 4700 block of 30th Avenue South. When they went to investigate they encountered a…


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September 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Drunken man arrested after breaking into UW frat house

Seattle police arrested a drunken burglar who broke into a fraternity house Monday night and told officers he had “lost all use” of his body. Officers would later learn he hadn’t entirely lost all use of his body. Police were called to the fraternity house in the 4600 block of 21st Avenue Northeast around 11 p.m. after a resident caught the…


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September 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Pedestrian struck by car in Kirkland

Update at 5:26 p.m.: The pedestrian hit by a car in Kirkland on Monday has died. His name has not been released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Original post: A man has been hospitalized with “severe” injuries after he was struck by a car Monday afternoon in Kirkland, police said. The man was crossing 119th Place…


| More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Kirkland Police Department, pedestrian accidents

September 16, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Fed up with barking, man kills neighbor’s dog, which apparently was not the source of the barking

BELLINGHAM  (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors’ dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn’t the one barking. KIRO News reports that David William Latham faces charges of felony animal cruelty, among others. His attorney, Adrian Madrone, says his client feels terrible. Police…


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September 16, 2014 at 10:34 AM

More than 100 cattle die after Idaho big-rig crash

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Authorities in southwest Idaho say more than 100 cattle died after a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says two people in the cab of the truck were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the Monday afternoon crash. Deputies tell KBOI-TV that three cows died…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Boise, cattle killed, Traffic accident

September 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Pregnant woman attacked in Seattle’s Cowen Park

Two young women attacked a pregnant woman while she was walking through Cowen Park about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Seattle police said. The victim, who is eight months pregnant, was heading to a friend’s home when the two women, both in their late teens to early 20s, came up from behind her and began hitting her, according to police. The attackers pulled the victim’s shirt…


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September 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Lacey police shoot, kill man reportedly ‘going crazy’

By Jerre Redecker The Olympian  (MCT) Lacey police officers fatally shot a man who was reported to be “going crazy” and shooting a gun inside the family home, according to a news release. The incident began at 10:24 p.m. Monday with a call for domestic violence to a home in the 1300 block of Violet Street Southeast. The…


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September 16, 2014 at 6:33 AM

First date ends with man dead, woman hospitalized

TACOMA (AP) — Pierce County sheriff’s detectives know this much: a first date ended with a Gig Harbor, Washington, man dead and his date hospitalized in critical condition. The News Tribune reports that investigators think the 47-year-old Port Orchard woman ran over her date, then crashed his truck 15 feet down an embankment. But…


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