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June 30, 2014 at 7:56 AM

23 arrests at Paradiso fest at the Gorge over the weekend

The third annual Paradiso Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater during the weekend saw the same number of arrests as last year, mostly for drug offenses, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Of the 76 calls for service to the Sheriff’s Office, 23 resulted in arrests at the two-day rave fest, which had a sold-out attendance of…

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June 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM

SPD: Pantsless man smashes cars — before he gets really weird

File this one under the we-can’t-make-this-stuff-up category. Seattle police arrested a naked man last night after he smashed a car, stripped off his clothes and tore off patches of his hair — all while high on a cocktail of cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD and other unidentified drugs. It started around 7:30 p.m. when police received a report of a man in a white T-shirt…

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June 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

‘Delusional’ Alaska man restrained with crab pot line

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Halibut Cove residents bound a man with a crab pot line during what Alaska State Troopers described as “a drug induced paranoid-delusional psychotic breakdown” in the artist community near Homer. The Anchorage Daily News reports the 32-year-old man from Anchor Point took off from Halibut Cove in a skiff and either jumped…

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June 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Kent police arrest 2 men, seize 9 pounds of heroin

Police arrested two men and seized nine pounds of heroin last week after a drug-trafficking investigation, the Kent Police Department said today. Officers arrested one of the men after he sold drugs to an undercover officer at a Kent hardware store last Thursday and seized six pounds of heroin, police said. The other man was arrested…

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May 16, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Proposed $1 fee on Gorge tickets would pay for emergency services

The Associated Press GEORGE, Grant County — A state legislator is proposing to new $1 fee to tickets at The Gorge Amphitheater to help pay for emergency services on concert weekends. State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, says the money raised would be split between the small hospital and fire districts that serve the area. The Columbia Basin Herald…

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April 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Police seize cache of weapons, heroin from Magnolia home

Seattle police seized a cache of firearms and arrested a 34-year-old man who was allegedly selling the weapons and heroin from a home in Magnolia. On Saturday, police received a tip that a 26-year-old man — who lives with his parents in the home – and a friend had an “arsenal” of firearms in the basement of the home in…

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April 8, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Tulalip woman pleads guilty in death of toddler

A 38-year-old woman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and criminal mistreatment in the death of her 19-month old daughter who perished after she was left in a car without supervision for several hours, according to federal prosecutors. Christina D. Carlson, an enrolled member of the Tulalip Tribe, told investigators that she had been living in her…

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March 21, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Drugged walk leads to dip in Discovery Park sewage tank

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Firefighters rescued a man who fell into a tank of sewage at the treatment plant on Puget Sound in Seattle’s Discovery Park. Department spokesman Kyle Moore says firefighters responded to a 911 call Thursday evening and had to remove a grate to pull out the 23-year-old man. KOMO reports he told firefighters that…

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March 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Ex-owner of crime-plagued Tukwila motel sentenced

The former owner of a crime-plagued Tukwila motel was sentenced today to one year in prison for allowing the property to become a haven for drug dealing and prostitution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kulwinder “Chris” Saroya, of SeaTac, pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to maintain drug-involved premises. In his plea agreement, Saroya, 42, admitted he…

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