Topic: Auburn Police Department
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September 4, 2013 at 11:52 AM
UPDATE AT 1:25 P.M.: Inks has been located safe in North Bend
ORIGINAL POST: The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 88-year-old woman.
Helen C. Inks was reported missing by her daughter on Tuesday after she took the keys to a white 1995 Jeep Cherokee, Washington license number AHH 4084.
Inks has early on-set dementia and requires the use of several medications to control other medical issues. Inks did not take her medications with her, Auburn police said.
Inks is 5-feet-4, 160 pounds, with short gray/white curly hair. She is known to frequent casinos and could also be traveling toward family property in the Chelan and Grant county areas, police said.
Anyone who sees Inks is asked to call 911.
June 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM
A former Auburn police officer pleaded guilty today to inappropriately patting down a woman under the pretext that he was investigating her for drunken driving, according to the department.
John Michael Clemmons, who resigned earlier this month, pleaded guilty to assault in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to fines, community service and other penalties.
The incident took place in January, according to Auburn Police Department Cmdr. Mike Hirman.
That night, Hirman said, Clemmons decided to follow the woman home from Auburn’s Sports Page Tavern on suspicion of DUI and other traffic offenses. But the officer did not turn on his overhead lights or call out his pursuit on the radio, Hirman said.
The woman complained that the officer’s search including reaching under her blouse, bra and pants, said Hirman, although he said that the officer did not touch intimate areas.
Clemmons was placed on paid administrative leave after the incident as the Puyallup Police Department investigated in coordination with the King County Prosecutor’s Office, Hirman said.
January 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM
The driver of a speeding red pickup that caused a four-car collision in Auburn today is dead, according to police.
The accident happened around 10:45 this morning after a man in his 20s drove the pickup past several cars on a grassy shoulder of C Street Southwest. As the northbound truck veered left back onto the roadway near Highway 18, it went across all three northbound lanes and into southbound traffic.
The truck hit two southbound vehicles before it rolled onto its top. Another southbound vehicle crashed into the mess.
The pickup driver died at the scene, according to the Auburn police. Others involved in the collision escaped without serious injuries.
Police said there was no evidence at the scene indicating drugs or alcohol were involved. But because of his erratic driving, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office will investigate whether either played a role in his death, said Auburn Police Cmdr. Mike Hirman.
The accident closed roads in the area for hours.
December 28, 2012 at 8:02 AM
A man arrested in the fatal stabbing of his cousin on Christmas Eve in Auburn has been charged with second-degree murder.
Bradley Courville, who goes by the nickname “Red Cloud,” is accused of killing his 26-year-old cousin, Quinn Oliver.
Around 1:18 a.m. Dec. 24, Auburn police found Oliver dead at a home in the 4000 block of Auburn Way South, according to charging documents filed Thursday in King County Superior Court. A woman at the residence told officers that before Oliver died, he staggered inside and said that “Red Cloud” had stabbed him. Soon after the woman explained this to police, Courville emerged from some nearby bushes and identified himself to officers.
When talking with police, Courville said he was experiencing a “spiritual” moment before the slaying and grabbed a butcher knife, charges said. Courville told officers that Oliver called him a name and he reacted by stabbing the man in the neck. Courville said that after the stabbing he hid in the bushes.
During his interview at the Auburn Police Department, Courville threw coffee on Officer James Hamil, tried to leave and turning off the interview room lights, charges said. Hamil and Courville got into physical fight and Courville was able to get a hold of the officer’s gun. Hamil managed to get the gun back. Several detectives responded and after another struggle, Courville was formally arrested, charges said.
Courville was also charged Thursday disarming an officer and third-degree assault for the incident involving Hamil.
In charges, Senior Deputy Prosecutor John Castleton called Courville “a clear and extreme risk to the community.” Courville has been ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail.
According to Castleton, Courville’s prior criminal history includes convictions for second-degree robbery, fourth-degree domestic violence and of unlawful display of a weapon.
July 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM
A woman in her late 20s is in critical condition after a 20-year-old Auburn man hit her and a parked vehicle with his car shortly before 6 p.m., according to the Auburn Police Department.
While driving south on J Street Southeast, the man struck the woman as she walked to the street-facing side of her car. He also struck the car parked in front of hers, said a department release.
When Valley Regional Fire Authority emergency personnel reached the scene, the victim was unconscious. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the fire department news release.
The driver remained on scene and was arrested with charges pending, the police release said.
February 28, 2012 at 3:40 PM
An inquest has been ordered into the fatal shooting of Maksim Mayba, 21, of Kent, by a Federal Way police officer on Jan. 13.
Police say Officer Stacy Eckert was investigating an alleged drug transaction in a car parked outside a Starbucks on Southwest Dash Point Road in Federal Way when Mayba did not show his hands as ordered. Police say Eckert fired twice, killing Mayba, who was seated in the car.
King County Executive Dow Constantine ordered the inquest after it was recommended by Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, whose office reviewed materials from the Auburn Police Department, which investigated the shooting.
Inquests are fact-finding hearings conducted before a six-member jury. They are routinely called to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of any law enforcement agency within King County while in the performance of his or her duties.
Inquest jurors answer a series of interrogatories to determine the significant factual issues involved in the case, and it is not their purpose to determine whether any person or agency is civilly or criminally liable.
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