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October 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM
The Associated Press
PORTLAND — Portland police say a 19-year-old man was running naked in freeway traffic in downtown Portland Thursday morning, jumping down 15 feet onto Interstate 405.
The police said cars swerved to miss the man, who fled from officers but was eventually subdued when officers used a stun gun on him.
Police say the 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment of a methamphetamine overdose.
September 13, 2013 at 9:01 AM
By Gina Cole
Skagit Valley Herald / MCT
MOUNT VERNON — A man accused of burglarizing the Sedro-Woolley Museum naked pleaded not guilty Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court.
Kevin Quinn of Sedro-Woolley is charged with second-degree burglary and taking a motor vehicle without permission.
Museum security footage showed a naked, bleeding man trying to spell out letters with sticks that appeared to be broken off of various items in the museum’s garage.
Quinn, 21, was arrested Sept. 1 after a Sedro-Woolley man told police Quinn stole his Ford F150 pickup. Quinn led sheriff’s deputies to the truck, which was parked at the museum and full of sawdust, according to the affidavit in the case.
The garage to the museum had been broken into, but not the museum itself.
Deputies found beer cans with blood on them that matched some beer cans in the truck. Museum property also had blood on it.
Quinn had a fresh wound on his hand that was still bleeding, according to the affidavit.
Quinn, who has six prior felony convictions, is in the Skagit County Jail with bail set at $25,000.
June 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM
Update: 2:30 p.m. | The 19-year-old woman missing while on a naked hike in Southwest Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest is “a very laid-back, carefree girl,” according to her half-sister, Cheri Kaupu of Vancouver.
Kaupu said her missing half-sister, Maureen Kelly, phoned her shortly before heading into the national forest.
“She called me before she left to go camping with friends and asked if she could borrow some camping gear,” Kaupu said. ”She was excited about going … she told me she loved me. That’s normal for her. She’s an affectionate person.”
Kaupu said Kelly made no mention of plans to go alone on a hike without clothes, in what acquaintances described to authorities as a “spiritual quest.”
“That concerns me,” Kaupu said. Kelly has been missing since Sunday evening.
Awaiting word on the search, which resumed at 8 a.m. today, Kaupu said, “I’m being strong for my mom. She’s taking this really hard.”
Amanda Ziegler of Vancouver, who’s been friends with Kelly for about a year, said she wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Kelly had gone on a “spiritual quest.”
But Ziegler said she was surprised and concerned to hear Kelly went into the woods naked and alone.
“It’s strange because she would know better than to go out unprepared like that,” Ziegler said. “It doesn’t make sense.”
Ziegler said that both she and her boyfriend have previously spent time in the area where Kelly was last seen. She said her boyfriend is headed to the camping area where Kelly disappeared to assist in the search for their friend. “It’s really cold here and pouring rain … I’m worried.”
The missing woman, who calls herself “Anu,” wrote on Facebook that her occupation was “guru” at “Spreading the Love.” On June 6 she posted a picture with the caption “There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.” On her YouTube page, Kelly posted videos of herself playing ukulele and beatboxing, a form of making percussion sounds with one’s voice and mouth.
Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said vehicles are being used in the search today. He described the terrain as mountains with heavy timber and brush.
Seattle Times staff reporter Jack Broom and news researcher Miyoko Wolf contributed to this report.
June 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM
UPDATED, 9:22 p.m. | Officials suspended the search for Maureen Kelly, 19, at 8 p.m. Monday, Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said. The search will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
It is unknown whether she may have been on a road or trail in the area, or if she is moving cross-country. Anyone who may have seen Kelly in the Canyon Creek area or on Forest Road 54 within the past 24 hours is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 509-427-9490.
ORIGINAL POST | A woman hiker, naked except for a fanny pack, is the subject of a search today in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Southwest Washington.
Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said the 19-year old Vancouver woman went hiking naked because she was going on “a spiritual quest.”
“We’re not sure what that means, but that’s what we were told,” he said.
She was expected to return about midnight last night from a hike that started in the park’s Canyon Creek Campground. Overnight temperatures were believed to be in the low 50s, which Cox called “relatively mild.”
February 26, 2013 at 6:59 AM
Those airport scanners and you naked … This is good news, yeah? ‘Backscatter’ scanners soon may be gone from Sea-Tac. Here’s one reason why: The scanners produce a real nude image of passengers’ bodies. But you knew that, right?
A man in cuffs: In letting the public know that a guy wanted on a couple of theft warrants had slipped out of Harborview Medical Center yesterday, Seattle police were just a tad clever tweeting about it: “If you see a handcuffed man walking around near Harborview, give us a call.”
It isn’t always pit bulls, but … the dog shot by an Everett police officer yesterday was one. The canine apparently lunged at the officer twice after cornering the cop on a porch. That second lunge proved fatal for the dog. A second pit bull got away and is being sought. Given their reputation — deserved or not — would you consider owning a pit bull? Vote in our poll.
Stranded snowmobilers on the move: The post below was updated this morning to say the two snowmobilers who were stranded on Blowout Mountain near Mount Rainier yesterday are being escorted down to safety this morning. Nice to have some good news once in a while.
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January 9, 2013 at 1:47 PM
SPOKANE — Spokane police believe they have captured the city’s naked burglar.
22-year-old Trevor Lee Franklin was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of residential burglary. Police say Franklin entered a stranger’s apartment unit and disrobed. He was arrested at the apartment.
Police are investigating whether he is the same man who tried to enter a home with his pants pulled down to his ankles early Sunday on Spokane’s South Hill.
Police say his motive is unclear at this point, but no one was assaulted.
April 11, 2012 at 6:56 AM
Weather: No rain today, we hope. Tomorrow should look like today. Friday, too. Saturday, Sunday and Monday look rather decent with the forecast calling for partly cloudy, which can also mean partly sunny, yeah? The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
She sure showed them, literally: Suspected Kennewick shoplifter strips naked
Pastor stabbed: The pastor of the Slavic Christian Center in Tacoma was stabbed in the back by a man who asked to see him yesterday. The stabber. a parishioner, took off. The pastor’s wound doesn’t appear to be life-threatening, but what’s going on here?
A small plane made a precautionary landing on a grass airstrip near Dungeness, Wash., on the Olympic Peninsula, but neither the pilot nor the flight instructor was hurt. (AP)
Fire at another marina: Two boats sank in a fire at an Anacortes marina, and the DOE is concerned 150 gallons of gasoline could spill into the water. Two other boats were damaged but remained afloat after the fire last night. (AP)
Moose poaching: A moose was killed in a popular hiking area near Spokane, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The poachers took the meat and left behind the head.
Well, they were “very nice goats…” A herd of more than 40 goats got loose in east Vancouver yesterday and dirsupted traffic for a bit. They were eventually rounded up and moved out of everyone’s way. Someone with animal control described them as very nice goats.
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