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November 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM
The Associated Press
HILLSBORO, Ore. — The founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, David Dahl, was arrested after a disturbance and chase that wrecked three deputies’ patrol cars, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.
Dahl had been recognized for turning his life around after spending 15 years in prison. He returned to the family baking business and developed the Milwaukie, Ore., bakery that makes organic whole-grain breads.
Deputies were called to a Cedar Hills home about 10 p.m. Thursday by a woman who said her friend was acting erratically. As they arrived, Dahl’s black Cadillac Escalade rammed a patrol car head-on. He rammed a second patrol car head-on and was pinned by another deputy’s car before he was taken into custody with the use of a Taser, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Dahl, 50, of Milwaukie, was jailed on charges that include assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and reckless driving. Three deputies were treated for minor injuries.
Earlier Thursday, police went to the company’s Milwaukie bakery on a report that Dahl was “causing issues with employees,” said Ulli Nietch, a police spokeswoman. She said Dahl drove away as an officer arrived and was not questioned.
The “Dave’s Story” page on the company website describes Dahl as a four-time loser who was arrested for crimes including drug possession, burglary, assault and armed robbery that landed him in prison for a total of 15 years.
“During his last sentence, he realized that his path was one of destruction. With a newfound desire to make a positive impact in the world, Dave returned to the family business,” the website says.
Since Dave’ Killer Bread was started in 2005, the company has grown from 30 employees to nearly 300. Nearly a third are ex-cons, the website says. The company sells 12 varieties of bread in 16 Western states.
The website cites stories about Dahl that have appeared in national newspapers, magazines and networks, including CNN and The New York Times.
Stephen Houze, a prominent Portland criminal-defense lawyer, is handling Dahl’s case, KGW-TV reported. Houze did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press on Friday
October 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM
EVERETT (AP) — Police say the service at a bikini espresso stand in Washington state was too hot.
Officers arrested three baristas Wednesday at the Hillbilly Hotties coffee stand in Everett.
Spokesman Aaron Snell tells KOMO that police received complaints the women were exposing body parts and behaving inappropriately.
A 20-year-old and 21-year-old are facing charges of violating the city’s adult cabaret law. A 33-year-old was arrested for investigation of lewd conduct.
May 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM
CENTRALIA (AP) — A man was arrested at the Centralia Police Station after showing up in handcuffs.
The 21-year-old walked to the station Saturday and asked for help taking them off. He said a friend bought them at a second-hand store, put the cuffs on him as a joke and threw the key on the lawn.
The Chronicle reports police checked the records and found an outstanding arrest warrant.
November 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM
The Associated Press
GRANDVIEW — Authorities have arrested three teenage boys who were found carrying weapons outside a high school in the Yakima Valley, where a weekend school dance was taking place.
Police locked down Grandview High School on Saturday night but the dance was later allowed to continue after authorities searched the area.
The Herald-Republic reports police recovered several knives and a toy airsoft gun on the teens.
Two suspects are 16-year-olds from Grandview. The third is in a 15-year-old from Everett. They were taken to the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center.
Their identities were not released.
November 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM
A football coach at Seattle’s Franklin High School was arrested for allegedly attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Assistant Chief Pat Lowery, of the Kent Police Department, said 35-year-old Omar P. Urrutia was charged with attempted rape of a child and communication with a minor for immoral purposes.
The 13-year-old girl used her mother’s phone to text with Urrutia, according to King County District Court records. The mother discovered disturbing messages, and replied to the coach, pretending to be her daughter. After Urrutia responded suggestively, the mother contacted Kent police. Officers resumed the conversation with the man, posing as the girl.
The coach allegedly arranged to meet the girl and a friend of hers in Renton on Monday. Police arrested him when he arrived for the meeting.
Court records say Urrutia told detectives his judgment was cloudy and that he needed help and counseling.
October 4, 2012 at 9:35 AM
The Associated Press
TACOMA — Police say two boys, ages 12 and 13, were playing with a handgun Tuesday and fired it into the air outside a Lacey apartment complex because they didn’t know how to disengage it after it was cocked.
The 12-year-old also is accused of taking the .38-caliber gun onto the grounds of Nisqually Middle School on Monday and showing it to students.
The News Tribune reports the boys were arrested Wednesday and ordered held in juvenile detention on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm. Both have criminal histories that include assault.
Deputy Prosecutor Wayne Graham said authorities are still trying to determine how the boys got their hands on the gun.
July 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM
Granite Falls Mayor Haroon Saleem was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 8 p.m. Monday for investigation of domestic violence, according to Port of Seattle Police.
Police were called to the baggage claim area after witnesses reported that a man, later identified as Saleem, was shouting at family members and threatening them, said airport spokesperson Perry Cooper. Saleem was taken to the King County Jail and booked at 11:54 p.m., according to jail records.
No charges have been filed.
June 22, 2012 at 8:15 AM
A 22-year-old man was arrested in downtown Seattle shortly before midnight after at least four shots were fired in Westlake Park, according to Seattle police.
No one was hit by the gunfire which was heard by an officer at Fourth Avenue and Pine Street. He also saw several people running from the park.
Officers who responded to the incident found four men arguing. They were detained, questioned, but eventually left go. None had a gun, police said.
Meanwhile, security officers in the 1300 block of Fifth Avenue reported seeing a man climbing on top of a roof. Officers found the man, who, through a records check, was wanted on a Department of Corrections felony warrant.
The man had a knife and the magazine of a handgun with some bullets on him. Officers also found several baggies of marijuana in the area.
Back at Westlake Park, police found shell casings that appeared to match the bullets in the magazine found on the man.
He was arrested on the outstanding warrant and taken to the King County Jail.
April 13, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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The Associated Press
HOODSPORT, Mason County — A Mason County sheriff’s officer says a 64-year-old Hoodsport-area man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his wife at their home.
Chief Deputy Dean Byrd says deputies first thought the Thursday afternoon shooting might have been an assisted suicide but now believe the man shot his wife of 37 years after an argument.
KING5 is reporting that the wife was shot after she reportedly told her husband: “Why don’t you just shoot me?”
Police told KING5 that the husband went into a bedroom, got a shotgun, then came out and shot his wife
Neither the man nor his wife, reportedly in her mid-50s, was immediately identified.
The woman was dead at the scene.
Byrd says the man was booked into the Mason County Jail for investigation of murder.
The deputy says investigators won’t know for sure whether the woman had a serious illness until an autopsy is conducted.
He says alcohol may have played a role in the argument and its aftermath.
March 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM
A 45-year-old man was arrested in connection with a domestic violence assault Thursday after police surrounded an apartment he was in in the 14000 block of 32nd Avenue Northeast, according to Seattle police.
Police were called around 10 a.m. by the victim’s mother who said the man had assaulted her daughter, was armed with a handgun and was wanted by police.
Officers, hostage negotiators and SWAT units responded to the call, Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt said.
The man came out and was taken into custody without incident after police contacted him through a public address system, police said.
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