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October 9, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Alleged driver in fatal shoplifting incident faces murder charge

By Evan Marczynski / Skagit Valley Herald SEDRO-WOOLLEY — A first-degree murder charge has been filed against the alleged driver of an SUV that hit and killed a Sedro-Woolley shop owner last week as she attempted to stop an apparent shoplifter. According to the Skagit County Jail roster, Matthew John Tobin, 19, is being held on $750,000…

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October 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Suspect arrested after fatal hit-and-run in Sedro-Woolley

Sedro-Woolley police have arrested a 19-year-old man thought to be the driver of the SUV that killed the James Market owner in Sedro-Woolley. According to police, the driver and three others were involved in shoplifting beer from the convenience store Thursday night. The store owner and her nephew chased the shoplifter outside, and both were hit by a…

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October 3, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Police have recovered SUV that likely injured girl in Rainier Valley

Seattle police have located the SUV believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured a 7-year-old girl earlier this week. The red Chevrolet Tahoe, which has been impounded and taken into evidence, was found on Wednesday within one mile of the accident, police said Friday morning. Seattle Police Department spokesman Drew Fowler said the driver…

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October 2, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Bellevue police seek felony charge in hit and run

Bellevue police traffic-collision investigators are recommending that King County prosecutors charge a 58-year-old Bellevue woman with felony hit-and-run for allegedly leaving the scene after driving over an injured pedestrian on Sept. 10. The 24-year-old victim was first hit in a crosswalk on Coal Creek Parkway by a van, then run over by the suspect’s SUV, police said. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with…

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October 2, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Child struck by driver in Rainier Valley remains in ICU

A 7-year-old girl struck by a car on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Genesee Street on Tuesday night remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center. Seattle police say they are searching for a red or maroon Chevy Tahoe SUV that was seen speeding away after striking the child…

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September 30, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Girl struck by car in Rainier Valley

Update at 4:08 P.M.: Police have determined only one vehicle hit the 7-year-old girl Tuesday night. Detectives have spoken to witnesses and are now only searching for the red or maroon Chevy Tahoe SUV that was seen speeding away after striking the girl. Detectives are asking witnesses to call Traffic Collision investigators at 206-684-8923. Update at 11:19 a.m.: Seattle police now say the injured…

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September 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Teen charged in fatal Renton hit and run

A 16-year-old teen accused of fatally injuring a teenage skateboarder in Renton on Sunday has been charged with felony hit and run. Court documents filed in King County Juvenile Court on Wednesday say the victim, Andrew Finnell, 17, was skateboarding in the street with his brother and a friend near Whitman Court Northeast and Northeast…

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September 9, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Skateboarder injured in Renton hit and run has died

The 17-year-old boy struck by a hit-and-run driver in Renton on Sunday night died at Harborview Medical Center on Tuesday morning. Renton police say the teen, his younger brother and a friend were skateboarding in the 4200 block of Northeast First Place around 5:40 p.m. when he was struck. Police were led to a 16-year-old suspect through his Facebook page. Witnesses were able to identify the…

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September 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

10-year sentence for fatal Tacoma hit-and-run

The Associated Press TACOM A— The 33-year-old driver responsible for the hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Tacoma in March was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison. Jason Hoke pleaded guilty in June in Pierce County Superior Court to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal wreck. The crash killed 57-year-old Douglas Davis, a Boeing…

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August 21, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Suspect in Kent slayings once threatened driver with handgun

Update at 3:59 p.m.: One of the victims of Wednesday’s double homicide in Kent was identified Thursday as David Christianson, 52. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has classified his death as a homicide. Ariff Gulamani, the owner of the Kent gas station/Wendy’s, said Christianson was the manager of the store and had worked for him for…

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