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May 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Maple Valley teen lied about attack on trail

A 15-year-old girl who reported being attacked and stabbed while jogging on a trail in Maple Valley on May 23 has admitted to detectives that she made the story up, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s spokesman Cindi West said Thursday that the girl admitted lying after she was confronted by detectives with…

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April 28, 2012 at 9:37 PM

This case’s lesson: Don’t drunk dial the police

A man who reported his car stolen – only to be found, soon after, in the car’s passenger seat – was “highly intoxicated” when he┬ádialed 911 just after midnight Saturday and┬áset in motion events that would get both him and his buddy arrested, according to Seattle police. The man — or “victim,” as a Seattle Police…

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