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August 29, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Bird-feeder-raiding bear released back into the wild

The Associated Press MONROE, Wash. — An underweight black bear that used to live off a Redmond family’s bird feeder has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild. KOMO-TV reports the 1-year-old bear weighed around 45 pounds when it was captured in June, about half the expected weight for a bear of that age. During rehab, naturalists…

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May 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Monroe High students caught changing grades

MONROE  (AP) — Four Monroe High School students are in trouble after installing a keylogger on a teacher’s computer that gave them access and allowed them to change their grades in a science class they were failing. The Daily Herald reports two of the students were directly involved in the grade-changing. The others were…

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December 17, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Bungling burglars bagged after botched Monroe break-in

Hard to imagine much more going wrong for these burglars.

Four teens were arrested last night after a break-in at an AT&T store in Monroe that had no shortage of witnesses.

Police were dispatched to the store in the 19100 block of Highway 2 just before 10:30 p.m. after one witness reported seeing a suspicious vehicle, described as a dark-colored Ford sedan, parked in front of the closed business. The witness then heard glass falling and then saw the car drive away, Monroe police said.

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December 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Scrappy the dog aids escape from fire blamed on Christmas tree

A fire traced to a Christmas tree destroyed a Monroe home this morning, but both residents asleep in the house escaped, thanks to a dog named Scrappy. Nineteen firefighters from Monroe, Sultan and Maltby responded to the fire, which was reported just after 8 a.m. in the 15300 block of 182nd Avenue Southeast, according to Monroe Fire…

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June 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Monroe police sergeant accused of sex crimes

MONROE  (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says an investigation by its Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force led to charges against a 58-year-old man who was a police drug awareness officer for schools in Monroe. The patrol says former Sgt. Carlos Martinez is charged with voyeurism, child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor. He’s…

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June 25, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Arsonist Martin Pang plotted to defraud firefighters, witnesses against him, police say

Martin Pang in 2013 (Department of Corrections)

Martin Pang in 2013 (Department of Corrections)

Police investigators say they’ve stymied an elaborate identity fraud scheme by arsonist Martin Pang that focused on stealing the identities of firefighters, police officers and witnesses involved in his 1995 case.

According to  Seattle police, officials with the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) learned in March that Pang was working with an accomplice on the outside to siphon money from his victims’ accounts into an offshore account.

Pang pleaded guilty 18 years ago to four counts of manslaughter for setting a fire that destroyed a warehouse owned by his parents in the International District. Police and prosecutors said he set the blaze, which took the lives of Lt. Walter Kilgore, Lt. Gregory Shoemaker and firefighters Randall Terlicker and James Brown, for the insurance money.

Pang is serving a 35-year-sentence at the Monroe Correctional Complex and was slated for discharge in 2018. Investigators with the SPD’s Major Crimes Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force said Pang intended to use the money to move to Brazil and live well upon his release.

“Pang saw this as an opportunity to make a ton of money, so he had a nest egg when he got out of prison,” said Todd Jakobsen, a detective with Major Crimes Task Force.

Police said Pang had gained access to the Social Security numbers and other personal information of those involved in the investigation and prosecution of his criminal case through court records obtained by his attorney.

Pang and his accomplice, Charles McClain, also planned to steal money from bank accounts of the  Tulalip Casino, where Pang’s accomplice previously worked, police said.

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June 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Monroe woman charged with felony impersonation

EVERETT  (AP) — A Monroe woman who pretended to be the mother of her teenage son’s friend to help him skip school is facing a felony charge. Snohomish County prosecutors have charged 32-year-old Jackie Sevillano with criminal impersonation. They say she called school officials May 4, claiming to be another boy’s mother and saying he was…

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June 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Woman stabbed multiple times in Monroe dies

A 34-year-old woman allegedly stabbed several times by her estranged husband in Monroe last month has died. The woman initially survived the May 24 attack in a downtown Monroe parking lot  on the 100 block of North Lewis Street, but the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said today she died at Harborview Medical Center on Sunday. The Snohomish…

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May 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Stabbing, arrest in Monroe leaves two injured

Police used a Taser and an unidentified “less-than-lethal” impact weapon to subdue a man suspected of stabbing a woman in Monroe Friday night. Snohomish County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said the county’s Multiple Agency Response Team, called out when someone is injured during a confrontation with police officer, was at the scene. Ireton said the  incident began at…

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