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October 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM
The Associated Press
KENT — Police say no one was hit when an officer fired his gun at a stolen pickup that knocked him down and hit his car Thursday night in a parking lot in Kent.
Police Chief Ken Thomas says the fleeing truck hit another car and became disabled in trees. The officer was able to hold three suspects at the scene until other officers arrived.
Thomas said the officer suffered bumps and bruises.
Police said the three suspects were treated by Fire Department medics for minor injuries and booked into jail.
June 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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 accused of abuse that took place over 10 years beginning in 2003 when the girl victim was 14.
The Daily Herald reports Martinez served with the Monroe Police Department for 20 years and left in 2009. He spent nine years in elementary and middle schools as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer.
Patrol Lt. Ron Mead says Martinez developed a relationship with the victim through his involvement with the schools.
November 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM
The Associated Press
CAMAS, Clark County — Camas police say an officer was injured when he was dragged by a burglary suspect driving away.
The officer was treated for a minor hand injury at a Vancouver hospital.
The incident began when a man arriving at a house Monday to do some work encountered the burglar leaving with stolen property.
Officers responded as the suspect was trying to start his car. An officer broke the window and was trying to make an arrest when the car started, rammed a patrol car and drove off, briefly dragging the officer.
The car crashed and the suspect ran off. He was tracked down with a police dog and arrested. The 24-year-old is booked in the Clark County Jail, on burglary, robbery and assault charges.
September 18, 2012 at 7:16 AM
Weather: Could reach into the 80s today according to some forecasts, despite what the chart here says. Sunny and clear from now through the weekend. Is this September? We’ll have to pinch ourselves to believe it. Enjoy. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
Man shot by Kirkland police officer: Police say the man drove an SUV directly at the officer and the officer fired, according to the story by KING5. It all began when police heard a woman screaming at a motel and investigated.
Boy lifted from mountain peak by chopper: The 10-year-old boy fell ill while climbing with his father and another man near Mount Stuart in the Central Cascades, and he couldn’t get down on his own. It was too dangerous for a rescue on the ground due to darkness, so a helicopter was brought in to pluck the boy to safety.
“Dine and dash”: A couple in Bellingham dined at a restaurant up there but left without paying. A couple of employees confronted them outside, but the man pulled a knife with a huge blade, and that put an end to that. However, one of the employees got into a car and followed the couple. Despite police getting involved, the couple got away.
Ricotta cheese recalled in our area: Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese might be contaminated with listeria bacteria, so an Auburn company is recalling it. The company says the supplier, Forever Cheese of Long Island City, N.Y. sold the cheese to distributors, retailers and restaurants in Washington and Oregon between July 17 and Sept. 10. The cheese is cut into 7-ounce pieces, with manufacturer codes 7022, 7212, 7272 and 7432.
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December 28, 2011 at 11:06 PM
The Seattle Police Department has posted a harrowing account here of how an officer was knocked unconscious while trying to eject a fan from the Seahawks game Saturday.
The officer was responding to a fight in Section 130 and called for backup. On the way out, the “suspect rammed the officer into a cement wall along the side of the tunnel,” and hit the officer in the head multiple times, police say witnesses told them. Fans restrained the suspect until other police arrived, and the man was jailed for investigation of assault.
The officer was treated by medics and taken to Harborview Medical Center.
November 22, 2011 at 7:59 AM
Federal Way police shot and wounded a 33-year-old man early this morning after they said he was combative.
The wounded man, who was not identified by police, was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for gunshot wounds to his leg, according to Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. The four officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave while an outside agency, Renton police, investigate.
Police said they were called to an apartment in the 31700 block of 50th Lane Southwest at 2:40 a.m. for a domestic-violence incident. When officers arrived they were told that the 33-year-old man had been assaulting his roommates; the man had left the home by the time police arrived, according to Schrock.
Police searched a nearby greenbelt and one officer came upon the 33-year-old man.
“The suspect acted irrational, making animal type sounds, and charged the officer. The officer in fear for his life drew his firearm and fired multiple shots,” Schrock said in a news release.
A second officer also fired several non-fatal shots, according to police. Neither officer was hurt.
Police are investigating whether the man was intoxicated.
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