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July 22, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Early morning fire at Roosevelt home called suspicious

Seattle police say a fire that destroyed the porch on a home in the Roosevelt neighborhood this morning is suspicious. The fire was reported shortly after 2 a.m. by a man who called 911 when smoke began pouring into a bedroom on the second floor of his home in the 800 block of Northeast 72nd Street, police said. Firefighters…

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July 18, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Renton woman accused of setting husband on fire arrested

Renton police have arrested a 40-year-old woman who they say poured gasoline on her husband and set him on fire Wednesday. Police arrested Tatanysha M. Hedman on Thursday night for investigation of first-degree assault and first-degree arson. Police did not say where she was arrested. The victim, a 52-year-old Renton man, walked into a 7-Eleven store at South 129th Street and…

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July 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Police: Woman pours gasoline on Renton man, sets him on fire

Renton police are looking for a 40-year-old woman who allegedly poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire. The victim, a 52-year-old Renton man, walked into a 7-Eleven store at South 129th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South around 8 this morning with serious but not life-threatening burns, according to Renton police. The man…

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July 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Thieves behind elaborate Sodo wine heist plead guilty

Two men accused of stealing more than $600,000 worth of wine from a Sodo wine storage business during an elaborate Thanksgiving Day heist pleaded guilty this afternoon in King County Superior Court. Samuel Harris, 35, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree arson, second-degree burglary and 10 counts of first-degree theft.  Co-defendant Luke Thesing, 36, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and nine counts…

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July 7, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Teen told to pay $2M restitution for torching Vancouver school

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A 17-year-old boy who set a fire that destroyed a Vancouver elementary school has been ordered to pay $2 million in restitution and serve 10 days in detention. KPTV reports that sentence was handed down Monday in the fire that burned Crestline Elementary in February 2013. The teen pleaded guilty in June…

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June 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Boy playing with matches burns down North Seattle home

Seattle police say a 12-year-old boy playing with matches is responsible for burning down a vacant house in the Olympic Hills neighborhood earlier this week. According to a police report, officers and firefighters were called to the home in the 14300 block of 30th Avenue Northeast around 5 p.m. Wednesday. When fire crews arrived, flames were “shooting from the roof” and trees…

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May 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Man pleads guilty to arson at Seattle gay nightclub

A man accused of setting a fire inside a crowded Capitol Hill gay nightclub on New Year’s Eve pleaded guilty to arson this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Musab Mohammed Masmari, 30, was charged in a felony information in federal court yesterday after previously having been charged with first-degree arson in King County Superior Court. He signed…

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April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Puyallup mom credited with saving son from fire suspected of arson

A Puyallup woman firefighters called “Superwoman” for rescuing her son before an explosion destroyed their home on April 1 has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Melinda Kay Sayers said that she and her 2-year-old son, Eli, became trapped in her bedroom after she saw smoke. She said she threw her…

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March 29, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Arrest made in fire that killed Bremerton man

A Bremerton woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of arson and murder. The 45-year-old woman is in Kitsap County Jail for her alleged role in starting a fire last month that killed a 37-year-old man and engulfed an East Bremerton house. The suspect and victim were involved in a long-term relationship and were guests at the house, according…

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