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May 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

32-month sentence for Maple Valley pot dealer for shooting

A Maple Valley marijuana dealer and grower was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for opening fire in a residential neighborhood after he was robbed. Federal prosecutors say Jason Loken, 38, thought he had lined up the sale of six pounds of marijuana to a call girl he met on backpage.com when he was accosted…

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May 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

No injuries in Maple Valley landslide; stretch of Cedar River closed

Debris from a landslide this morning in Maple Valley completely blocked a stretch of the Cedar River near Southeast 214th Street and Highway 169. No injuries were reported and no one was evacuated. The clogged river caused flooding to seven properties in the area, causing some water damage to six houses, according to the Kent Fire Department,…

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October 21, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Maple Valley youth coach gets 25-year sentence in child-porn case

A one-time Washington attorney who had practiced family law in Kent has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for making, purchasing and possessing child pornography. David S. Engle, 50, of Maple Valley, was arrested in November 2012 following an investigation by U.S. postal inspectors.  According to court documents, Engle drew the attention of…

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September 25, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Alleged car prowler killed in Maple Valley identified

A suspected car prowler, who was shot by a former Marine outside a Maple Valley home early Tuesday, has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as 26-year-old Blake Moore, of Renton. According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, the former Marine walked out of his aunt’s home shortly after midnight and confronted Moore,…

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September 24, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Tuesday Memo: Truck-theft suspect killed in shootout… Bertha digs in … Police body cams

Shootout leaves one dead: A man reportedly trying to steal a truck in Maple Valley was shot dead by the truck’s owner early this morning. A woman was arrested in a car the couple are believed to have stolen earlier. More information on the story soon. Water ban in Southwest King County might end…

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September 24, 2013 at 5:52 AM

Marine fatally shoots man breaking into his car in Maple Valley.

A man in Maple Valley killed a suspected vehicle prowler during a shootout early this morning. King County sheriff’s investigators were called to the 21800 block of Southeast 236th Place and found a man in his 20s dead, said Deputy Charlie Akers. The vehicle owner had taken a dog out for a walk and found the…

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August 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Maple Valley homeowner opens fire on intruders, wounds 2

The King County Sheriff’s Office this morning released more details from Tuesday night’s home invasion robbery in Maple Valley. According to the sheriff’s office, a 38-year-old man was at his house in the 23600 block of Witte Road with a friend when a “team” of intruders burst into the home, assaulted the homeowner and tied him up. The intruders then…

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August 13, 2013 at 9:55 PM

King County sheriff’s deputies investigating Maple Valley shooting

UPDATE: 10:39 p.m. | King County sheriff’s deputies are trying to put together details of a shooting that occurred in Maple Valley late Tuesday night, according to Detective Jason Stanley, a spokesman for the department. Deputies responded to a shots-fired call at a house in the 23600 block of Witte Road, but then were called…

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August 2, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Body found in missing Renton man’s truck in ravine

The Associated Press MAPLE VALLEY — A body was found in a missing Renton man’s pickup truck down a Maple Valley ravine. The King County Sheriff’s Office says the 54-year-old man’s girlfriend reported him missing Thursday after he did not return from work the day before. Family members used cellphone GPS to locate his truck about 200 feet…

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May 22, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Prosecutors need more time to review case against NBA’s Terrence Williams

King County prosecutors said they need more time to review the allegations against NBA player Terrence Williams, who was arrested Sunday after the mother of his 10-year-old son told police he had flashed a handgun at her. “There’s an ongoing investigation and a charging decision will be made at a later date,” Dan Donohoe, a spokesman…

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