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September 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Woman hit by Community Transit bus in Monroe dies

The Associated Press MONROE — An 82-year-old woman hit by a Community Transit bus Thursday night in Monroe has died of her injuries. The Daily Herald reports Marion Allred died Friday morning at an Everett hospital. Police say she was not in a crosswalk and it was dark and drizzling when she was struck and knocked under…


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September 26, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Bus hits 84-year-old woman in Monroe

The Associated Press MONROE, Wash.  — A Community Transit bus hit an 84-year-old woman Thursday night in Monroe. Police say the woman was knocked under a parked minivan. Witnesses told KIRO 7 an officer lifted the minivan just enough so they could help pull the woman out. She was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett with life-threatening…


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September 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Monroe woman accused of shooting man in the leg

Update at 9:41 a.m. Friday: The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says the woman has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail on investigation of second-degree assault with a weapon. Original post: A Monroe woman was taken into custody Thursday night after she allegedly shot a man in the leg. The 32-year-old woman is accused of shooting the man…


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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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