Topic: malicious mischief
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December 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM
The Associated Press
PORT ORCHARD — A man who left a syringe plunged into a package of sausage at a Walmart store in Poulsbo was sentenced to three months in the Kitsap County Jail.
The Kitsap Sun newspaper reports 33-year-old Daniel Oaks Thieman, of Kingston, pleaded guilty to first-degree malicious mischief for the Oct. 25 incident and agreed to pay restitution.
Walmart threw out $19,000 worth of meat as a safety precaution after a customer found the syringe in a package of Jimmy Dean sausage.
Thieman was identified through surveillance video. He told police he made a stupid decision while sleep-deprived and on heroin.
September 18, 2013 at 6:06 PM
A King County District Court judge on Wednesday found probable cause against a 22-year-old Texas man who is accused of stealing a 35-foot yacht on Sunday night and using it to ram multiple boats and a marina dock in Portage Bay before he was shot by a resident of a houseboat.
Michael Allan Bray, who was treated at Harborview Medical Center for shotgun wounds to his hand and face, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail on investigation of motor-vehicle theft, first-degree malicious mischief, reckless endangerment and first-degree vehicle prowling, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg.
Bray was naked from the waist down, high on narcotics and “screaming about a female and a ninja,” according to the probable-cause statement outlining the police case against him. The document indicates Bray is from Texas, but does not list his last known address.
Just before 11 p.m. Sunday, a resident called 911 to report a suspect in a stolen boat was ramming other boats at the Queen City Yacht Club, located at 2608 Boyer Ave. E. Three minutes later, residents reported hearing shots fired. Arriving officers found Bray on a dock with gunshot wounds and he was placed under arrest, the statement says.
Dave Svensen, 69, told a Seattle Times reporter on Monday that he fired at Bray in order to stop him and protect others in the area. He told police he fired three or four shotgun rounds “at Bray to stop him from endangering the lives of boat owners on the docks or in their boats,” the statement says. The yacht Bray allegedly stole “was confirmed as being stolen from a boat slip in the same marina,” it says.
July 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM
A man armed with a five-foot metal bar went on a window-smashing spree Sunday in downtown Seattle, causing more than $5,000 worth of damage, police said.
The 44-year-old man smashed windows on nine parked cars and two businesses in the Pike Pine corridor around 7:30 p.m. He then set his sights on a coffee shop sign, but West Precinct officers arrested him before he could do additional damage.
The man is currently in King County Jail awaiting the filing of felony malicious mischief charges, police said.
See video of the rampage captured by a witness below:
May 13, 2013 at 3:16 PM
The Associated Press
PORT ANGELES – A judge has set bail at $1 million for a man accused of destroying three homes with a bulldozer during a rampage on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
The Peninsula Daily News reports that Clallam County Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer scheduled a hearing Wednesday during which formal charges are expected to be filed against 51-year-old Barry Swegle.
Swegle was arrested Friday for investigation of assault and malicious mischief after neighbors told police he climbed aboard a bulldozer and took out the homes, crushed a pickup truck and knocked down a utility pole, cutting power to thousands. No injuries were reported.
Investigators say he was apparently motivated by a long-running property-line dispute.
Swegle told the judge Monday that he would try to hire his own lawyer.
May 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM
An ex-con with possible ties to the alleged Islamist terrorists has pleaded guilty in state court to charges that he tried to run two Marine recruiters off Interstate 5.
Michael Dale McCright, who was known on the Internet as “Mikhail Jihad,” pleaded guilty to charges of felony harrassment and attempted malicious mischief. A plea agreement reached with the King County Prosecutor’s Office spared him a possible life prison term under the state’s “three-strikes” law. McCright has an extensive criminal history, including convictions for first-degree robbery in 2006, assault in 2005.
When the 28-year-old McCright was arrested, investigators said he had a phone that had been used to call Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif. Abdul-Latif and another man were arrested in an FBI-Seattle police sting in June 2011 after allegedly plotting to kill federal employees and military recruits at the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
According to the charges against McCright, two Marine sergeants — one in uniform and the other in civilian clothes — were driving north near Northgate on July 12, 2011, when a small blue car came up behind them.
Marine Staff Sgt. Ryan Picklesimer described the driver as a “bearded white male wearing a tightfitting, white knit hat.” The driver slowed, apparently to look at the government plate on Picklesimer’s car, then came alongside and saw the sergeant in his uniform.
“Picklesimer reported, ‘His eyes widened and he appeared to become angry,’ ” and then swerved at the sergeant’s car, forcing Picklesimer to take evasive action to avoid being hit, the charges allege. The sergeant was able to get the car’s license number, and he gave it to police.
McCright, of Lynnwood, admitted last week in King County Superior Court that he had tried to run the car off the road. The crimes carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Prosecutors say they will seek a 54-month sentence when McCright is sentenced n June 22.
Abdul-Latif is being prosecuted in federal court. His trial is set for October.
April 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries last night when he was stabbed during a confrontation in a parking lot in Seattle’s University District. A suspect has been arrested, according to police.
Police said the victim and a friend pulled into a restaurant parking lot in the 5200 block of University Way Northeast around 8:45 p.m. when they were confronted by a stranger who yelled, “You almost hit me!” The stranger approached the driver, who was still seated in the car, and slapped his face through the open window.
The angry man then pulled out a folding pocket knife and punctured all four tires of the victim’s car.
The victim, a passenger in the car, got out to confront the man and after a brief struggle, realized that he had been stabbed in the back, police said.
A short time after responding, officers located the suspect in the 5500 block of Brooklyn Avenue Northeast. He was positively identified by witnesses and arrested, police said.
The man was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault and investigation of malicious mischief.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment for a stab wound, cuts to his hands and a dislocated shoulder.
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