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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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August 20, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Seattle police seek hit-and-run driver who injured skateboarder

Seattle police are searching for the driver of a car who hit a skateboarder early Sunday and then drove off. The skateboarder is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, police said. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was hit around 2:20 a.m. when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street, police said. The car…

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August 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Victim struck by CleanScapes truck identified

Update 2:58 p.m.: The victim in a fatal First Hill traffic accident has been identified as Rebecca A. Scollard, 42, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The 42-year-old died of multiple blunt-force injuries, a spokesman for the medical examiner said. Original post: A driver for Recology CleanScapes was behind the wheel of the truck that struck and killed…

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August 1, 2014 at 3:37 AM

Seattle police arrest man suspected of hitting woman, baby in stroller

Seattle police have arrested a suspected drug dealer who allegedly struck a woman and a baby in a stroller last night while escaping from officers. According to police, the man was fleeing from police around 9:20 p.m. Thursday when he ran a red light and clipped a parked car near Sixth Avenue and Denny Way. His…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Suspected auto thief’s car breaks down in front of SPD headquarters

If there were a dumb criminals’ hall of fame, this guy might be a first-ballot inductee. All he did was drive drunk in a stolen car – the wrong way on a one-way street, we might add — and collide with a car and a Metro bus, according to police. He might have gotten away, except his wrecked car…

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May 23, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Hit-and-run driver strikes mother and child in North Seattle

Seattle police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit a mother, her 9-month-old daughter and family dog while they were walking in North Seattle. Police spokesman Patrick Michaud said a vehicle “clipped” the child’s stroller and left the mother hurt. The accident in the 14000 block of 19th Avenue Northeast, near the Jackson Park Golf Course, was reported…

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May 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM

WSP seeking hit-and-run bicyclist in I-90 bridge collision

Hit-and-run drivers come in all shapes and sizes — and modes of transport. In this case, the Washington State Patrol is seeking the bicyclist in this photo because they suspect she was involved in a hit-and-run collision with another bicyclist on April 30 on the west end of the Interstate 90 Floating Bridge. The victim was riding east…

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April 18, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Off-duty SPD officer struck by hit-and-run driver

An off-duty Seattle police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sodo around 2 p.m. today. The officer, who has not been identified, was directing traffic for a private company at First Avenue South and South Atlantic Street when he was struck, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Apparently the driver had driven around a line of stopped cars. When the…

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