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Category: The Blotter

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

April 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Mountain biker who died on Snohomish County trail identified

The mountain biker who died while riding on a trail Saturday in the Paradise Valley Conservation Area has been identified. Steven D. Quinton, 56, of Monroe, died of blunt force injuries of the head on the Woodinville trail, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hikers discovered the biker, performed CPR and called for help, the Snohomish County…


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April 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Bail set at $2M for man suspected of killing aunt in Bellevue

A King County District Court judge found probable cause to hold a Bellevue man in connection with the slaying of his 72-year-old aunt whose body was found inside her apartment Sunday night. Mark Irwin, 53, was ordered held pending charges for investigation of second-degree murder and bail was set at $2 million. According to the document of…


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April 15, 2014 at 12:51 PM

No felony charges for Seattle firefighters accused of beating homeless man

Two Seattle firefighters accused of beating of a homeless man in Pioneer Square on March 15 will not face felony charges, the King County Prosecutor’s Office announced this morning. The office issued the following statement: “We reviewed this case because one of the three suspects had potentially committed a felony assault. We have concluded that there is not…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, King County Proesecuting Attorney's Office, Seattle Fire Department

April 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Missing soldier found dead in forest near Olympia

A soldier missing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord was found dead this morning in the Capitol Forest near Olympia. Thurston County search and rescue crews found the body of Chris Dombrowski, 20, of Wasilla, Alaska, near Capitol Peak. He had been missing since Sunday night. Officials do not suspect foul play, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said, but…


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April 15, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Clearing mud from Highway 530 could take months

The Associated Press DARRINGTON, Wash. — The Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the Oso mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor. Department officials told residents of Darrington Monday night they may be allowed limited use…


0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Darrington, Highway 530, mudslide

April 15, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Two state troopers collide in chase near Lynnwood

The Associated Press LYNNWOOD — Two state troopers suffered minor injuries when their cars collided early Tuesday as they were rushing to help in a stolen car chase near Lynnwood, a Washington State Patrol spokesman said. The patrol cars collided at an intersection when one failed to make a turn and were totaled in the crash, said Trooper…


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April 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Woman dies in West Seattle apartment fire

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A woman has been found dead in a West Seattle apartment fire. Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says when firefighters arrived 4:30 a.m. Tuesday the smoke in the apartment was so thick they couldn’t see a hand in front of their face. Moore told KIRO they searched the second-floor apartment and found the…


0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fatality, fire, West Seattle

April 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Police: Renton murder suspect blames alternate personality

A King County District Court judge on Monday found probable cause to hold a 20-year-old Renton man on investigation of second-degree murder in connection with the death of the man’s 20-year-old girlfriend on Saturday. The judge set bail at $750,000 for Gabriel G. Navarro, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Just before noon Saturday, Navarro…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: domestic violence, homicide, Renton Police Department

April 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Suspect in Bellevue slaying is arrested during traffic stop

Bellevue police arrested a suspect Monday morning in the slaying of a 72-year-old woman whose body was found inside her apartment Sunday night, according to Bellevue police. The 53-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of homicide just after 10 a.m., jail records show. The man, whose criminal history includes convictions for…


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