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January 30, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Allegation of marijuana theft surfaces against SPD officer at center of golf-club case

A day after placing a Seattle police officer on desk duty, the Police Department is reviewing a new allegation that the officer previously stole marijuana for her personal use from evidence, a department official said Friday. The allegation surfaced Friday in The Stranger newspaper, which quoted a woman purporting to be the ex-girlfriend of Officer Cynthia…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Corinne Purucker, Cynthia Whitlatch, marijuana

January 23, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Pot-related calls to poison-control centers grow in Wash., Colo.

The Associated Press Marijuana-related calls to poison-control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. But it’s not clear how much of the increase might be related to more people using marijuana, as opposed to people feeling more comfortable…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: marijuana, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Washington Poison Center

November 25, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Seattle gang blamed for Lakewood home invasion robbery

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors say three members of a Seattle gang expected to find marijuana and cash when they targeted a Lakewood home for robbery, but it was the wrong house. The homeowner was pistol whipped but was able to arm himself Nov. 18 and fire shots that fatally wounded one of the…

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November 18, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Home invasion becomes rolling gun battle in Pierce County

The Associated Press TACOMA — A Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman said at least one person was shot and wounded in a gun battle after a home-invasion robbery targeted the owner of a marijuana dispensary. The News Tribune reports that two armed men followed the dispensary owner home Tuesday afternoon to a house in Midland and forced their way…

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September 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Police break up pot party at Tumwater High School

The Associated Press TUMWATER — Police broke up pot party inside a greenhouse at Tumwater High School. Officers responding to a complaint early Sunday arrested six adults and three juveniles who admitted breaking into the greenhouse to drink liquor and smoke marijuana. The Olympian reports five of the suspects made their first court appearance Monday in Olympia.

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September 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Seattle city attorney will seek dismissal of 100 pot citations

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes told the City Council on Monday morning that he will seek dismissal of 100 tickets for public marijuana use after a single police officer was found to have written the vast majority of the citations as part of a political agenda. Bicycle Officer Randy Jokela issued about 80 percent of…

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August 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

2 teens arrested in burglary at South Seattle pot dispensary

Two teens were arrested for investigation of burglary after they were caught in a marijuana dispensary at 4:30 a.m. Monday with a backpack stuffed full of marijuana products, including more than 50 joints, Seattle police say. According to police, officers responded to a reported burglary at the dispensary near 42nd Avenue South and South Brandon Street in South Seattle….

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Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, The Blotter | Topics: backpack, dispensary, joints

August 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

SPD officer who wrote 80 percent of pot tickets returns to patrol

A Seattle police bicycle officer who was reassigned after it was learned he had written 80 percent of the tickets for using marijuana in public this year has returned to his regular assignment, Seattle police said Monday afternoon. However, police continue to investigate the conduct of Officer Randy Jokela, who in some marijuana citations referred to City Attorney Pete…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: marijuana, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Police Officers' Guild

July 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Spider fire, and other stuff you might have missed this (and last) week

Bats? Spiders? Giant snails? Mysterious human skulls? No, it’s not Halloween. But it is a different kind of holiday, if you will: the triumphant return of the offbeat-news roundup, after a week’s hiatus. To celebrate, I give you The Weird News Double-Week Double Whammy! Two weeks’ worth of weirdness, jam-packed into one easy-to-digest list.

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: bats, Bellevue, brains

July 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Saturday Memo: Bats in the attic … Lightning strikes plane … STP ride

National Weather Service forecast Hundreds of bats move in: A Columbia City home has become the summer retreat for 270 bats, and now the evening flight of the winged, furry creatures is the latest neighborhood attraction. The homeowners are planning a more permanent home for their local bat guests, but they don’t want…

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