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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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February 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Anti-abortion arsonist arrested in Snohomish groping case

A convicted abortion-clinic arsonist who was wanted in connection with the alleged groping of an 11-year-old girl in Snohomish last month was arrested last night in Pierce County, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Curtis Anton Beseda, 58, of Snohomish, was charged with first-degree child molestation in Snohomish County Superior Court on Friday after numerous…

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February 10, 2014 at 1:27 PM

2nd fire at Tacoma-area Moldova church

The Associated Press TACOMA — A fire Monday caused significant damage to a Tacoma-area church that was in the process of rebuilding after a September arson. Central Pierce Fire and Rescue says the fire at the Golgotha Baptist Church was difficult to control because the roof collapsed. A spokesman, Ed Hrivnak, says no one was believed to be…

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February 5, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Charge filed in Capitol Hill nightclub arson

The man suspected of setting fire to a Capitol Hill nightclub on New Year’s Eve was charged today with first-degree arson. Musab Musmari, 30, is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. He is to be arraigned  Feb. 19 at the King County Courthouse. Musmari had $342 in cash, U.S. and Libyan passports,…

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February 4, 2014 at 3:12 PM

$1 million bail for suspect in nightclub arson

Bail was set this afternoon at $1 million for the man suspected of setting a New Year’s Eve arson at a Capitol Hill nightclub. King County District Court Judge Mark Chow said the suspect, Musab Musmari, should be considered a flight risk and danger to the community in setting the high bail. He also ordered Musmari to surrender his passports in the event…

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February 3, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Suspect in Neighbours’ arson to remain in jail

A judge this afternoon found probable cause to hold a 30-year-old Seattle man for investigation of first-degree arson in connection with a New Year’s Eve fire at a Capitol Hill gay nightclub. The man waived his first court appearance during the hearing at the King County Jail. He is scheduled for a bail hearing tomorrow. According to a court…

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February 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Man arrested in New Year’s Eve arson at Neighbours nightclub

A 30-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion that he set a fire on New Year’s Eve at Neighbours nightclub on Capitol Hill, according to Seattle police. Police earlier said that someone poured gasoline and set fire to it on a carpeted stairway inside the gay dance club. The fire was quickly extinguished, and someone…

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January 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM

NW crime roundup: Big dippers … cat foodie … outhouse arson

Some unusual crimes making headlines around the Northwest this morning. In Fairbanks, Alaska, two men were captured on video breaking into a smoke shop sometime between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning and stealing $1,000 worth of chewing tobacco. Police say the burglars took 40 rolls of chewing tobacco and several class marijuana pipes. Talk about big dippers. Meanwhile, in…

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January 27, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Woman sentenced to 5 years for ecoterrorism fires

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A woman accused of taking part in ecoterrorism firebombings has been sentenced to five years in prison. Rebecca Rubin pleaded guilty to conspiracy and arson in October. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Portland said Monday that Rubin showed contrition and lived in “an emotional prison cell” during her seven years as a fugitive…

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