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February 9, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Lake Washington drowning victim identified

The drowning victim whose body was pulled from Lake Washington on Sunday has been identified as a 19-year-old man. Bimaldeep Sandhu drowned in Lake Washington near Renton, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. His death is classified as an accident. Sandhu’s relatives said that he had been drinking with his cousins before he slipped into…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: drowning, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, King County Medical Examiner's Office

February 5, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Man in truck rams patrol car in S. King County, flees scene

A man intentionally rammed a King County deputy’s patrol car early Thursday morning. (King County Sheriff’s Office photo) King County deputies are searching for a male suspect who intentionally rammed a patrol car early Thursday before fleeing in South King County. At 2 a.m. Thursday a deputy stopped to investigate a suspiciously parked pickup truck near…


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February 2, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Renton woman must have medical care, rights group tells Mexico

The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has told the Mexican government to provide the necessary medical attention to a jailed vigilante leader from Renton who holds dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship. The Washington, D.C.-based body wrote in a Jan. 28 decision that it found adequate reason to be concerned for the…


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January 29, 2015 at 4:08 PM

Competency exam ordered for man accused of stabbing Renton clerk

A judge on Thursday man ordered a mental evaluation for a man accused of slitting a the throat of Renton clerk during a robbery earlier this month. After undergoing the evaluation, Darren Gayles will face a competency hearing on Feb. 18 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center to determine whether he’s competent to stand trial for first-degree assault…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, King County Superior Court, Renton

January 29, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Fire in vacant Renton house ruled arson

UPDATED at 11 a.m. with number of fires clarified. Renton fire officials said that a fire in a vacant house Wednesday night has been ruled an arson. Chad Michael, Renton’s deputy fire chief, said the fire that engulfed one of the three homes on the property at 18215 140th Avenue Southeast was started in a mattress. One…


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January 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Court documents describe brutal attack on Renton store clerk

A judge on Thursday found probable cause to hold a man in custody for allegedly slitting the throat of a Renton store clerk during a robbery Wednesday. The 44-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon at an apartment complex in the 13400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South after police received a phone call that…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: attempted murder, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Renton

January 6, 2015 at 8:44 PM

Local comedian struck, injured onstage during show in Renton

Dylan Avila   A popular Seattle-area comedian was attacked onstage during an open-mic event at a Renton restaurant Monday night by a man who allegedly was angry that he wasn’t allowed to perform. Dylan Avila, 36, was standing onstage at The Local 907 in Renton on Monday night during an open-mike show that he runs when a man…


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December 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Suspect arrested in Renton double stabbing

Update at 1:48 p.m.: Renton police say they have arrested a suspect. The victims have non-life-threatening wounds, police say. Original post: The Associated Press RENTON — Police say two people have been stabbed in Renton. KOMO reports they have been taken to a hospital, their conditions unknown. Police are looking for the attacker.


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December 3, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Driver dies as car plunges off Puget Drive in Renton

A 2014 Lexus went off the road on South Puget Drive in Renton. The driver was killed. (Renton Police Department) UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. | Police say the 2014 Lexus was speeding erratically when it left the road at a curve, plunged over an embankment and crashed into trees. ORIGINAL POST | One person was killed when…


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November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Road-rage shooting on Interstate 405 near Renton

The Associated Press RENTON — A driver told the Washington State Patrol he was shot by another driver on Interstate 405 early Sunday near Renton. The man says he felt a pain in his shoulder as he was passed by a white Cadillac whose driver may have felt upset at being blocked in traffic. The patrol says a…


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