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October 25, 2013 at 8:47 AM
By Paris Achen,
The Columbian / (MCT)
A Vancouver, Wash., man received a suspended jail sentence Thursday for shooting his girlfriend’s father five times July 23 with a BB gun following an altercation in the Harney Heights neighborhood.
Neal Panther Stillwell, 25, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault domestic violence in exchange for prosecutors reducing his charge from third-degree assault. Clark County Superior Court Judge Suzan Clark sentenced him to 364 days in jail with credit for 16 days that he’s already served and 348 days suspended. He’s also required to be on probation for two years.
Vancouver police responded to the Harney Heights neighborhood around 4 p.m. July 23 on a report of a weapons disturbance possibly involving a black handgun.
Stillwell and his girlfriend’s father, James Riddell, got into an altercation inside Riddell’s home over an issue related to the victim’s daughter, Shannon Riddell, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. Stillwell, who has been unemployed for about six years, had been living with Shannon Riddell and James Riddell for about two weeks, the affidavit says.
The affidavit says Stillwell told police that Riddell entered his bedroom and began arguing with him. When Riddell punched him in the face, Stillwell grabbed a CO2 air BB gun from his closet to defend himself because Riddell was bigger than him, said Stillwell’s attorney, Susan Stauffer.
Riddell said he didn’t punch Stillwell until he saw Stillwell was armed, at which time he punched Stillwell in self-defense, the affidavit says.
The altercation spilled into the streets of Harney Heights. A neighbor who saw them called 911 with a report of a man with long black hair throwing a gun into the bushes outside 3816 E. 14th St. The weapon turned out to be a BB gun.
Stillwell had bruises all over his face at the time of his arrest.
Riddell was treated at a local hospital for injuries to his stomach, arms and neck. None of the injuries was life-threatening.
March 21, 2013 at 7:49 PM
A Franklin High School student who allegedly pulled out a BB-gun during a fight outside school was arrested and booked into King County Jail Wednesday.
Seattle police say someone called 911 after seeing the teen pull the gun out of his backpack around noon. Officers and school security found the student outside the school and found a gas-powered BB gun back in his bag.
The teen was booked into jail because he had possessed the weapon while at a school facility, according to Seattle Police Department’s online blotter.
“Kids, if you haven’t figured it out by now, DO NOT bring guns (real, BB, potato or otherwise) to school,” the blotter post says.
October 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM
The Associated Press
School officials say vandals have shot out 265 windows at Auburn schools over the past few days, causing about $25,000 in damage.
School district officials tell The News Tribune they first noticed the damage from what they believe was BB guns on Monday morning.
They have no suspects but surveillance footage is being examined.
Auburn Police Commander Mike Hirman says the police department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
The schools with broken windows include Auburn High School, West Auburn High School, Auburn Riverside High School, Terminal Park Elementary, Pioneer Elementary, Dick Scobee Elementary, Olympic Middle School and the district pool.
January 27, 2012 at 6:41 AM
Weather: Ice on many car windows this morning, but wasn’t yesterday’s sunny afternoon just grand? And in January, no less. After some morning fog today, the sun is expected to pay us a visit. Great way to end the week. Things get ugly for the weekend, though. Rain forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Details in the National Weather Service’s forecast for Seattle.
Traffic: Isn’t Friday traffic usually lighter as people get a jump on the weekend to go skiing or get away? We hope that’s the case, because fewer vehicles make for a smoother commute. The map and cams.
The Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Seattle this morning for sentencing on federal charges stemming from his two-year crime spree. He’s already been sentenced for crimes against the state and given seven years behind bars. He created a bit of a stir this week when some of his emails were released criticizing prosecutors and police for the way they handled things. His attorneys said the email excerpts were “cherry-picked“ and their client is truly sorry for what he did. Prosecutors said no way the emails were cherry-picked. We’ll be at today’s sentencing and bring you the latest.
Millions of people come to or pass through Seattle every year. One benchmark to measure the number of travelers is the traffic through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which had a record 32.8 million passengers in 2011, according to airport officials. Of those, nearly 3 million were international passengers. That, too, was a record. The raw figures: 32,819,796 in 2011. That beat the previous record set in 2008 of 32,196,528. Didn’t the long-awaited third runway open that year? Yeah, it did, but not until November. Must have been a lot of folks flying in those last two months…
BB gun rampage, sorta: If we owned one of these vehicles, we’d be darn mad. Someone, and we’d be surprised if it wasn’t kids, likely used a BB gun to shoot out the windows of, or otherwise damage, 30 cars in Poulsbo and 13 cars in Bremerton earlier this week, according to a brief story in The Kitsap Sun. Police are asking for any tips that will lead them to the culprits.
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