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June 18, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Intruder burned cutting copper wire at PSE site in Renton

The Associated Press A man who apparently intended to steal wire was nearly electrocuted early Wednesday when he cut a copper wire on top of a high-voltage transformer at a Puget Sound Energy substation, officials said. King County deputies first responded to a report of an explosion about 4:30 a.m. at the substation between Renton and Issaquah. Firefighters…

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June 16, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Homeless man held on $1M bail in Renton hammer slaying

A King County District Court judge found probable cause to hold a 48-year-old Renton transient on investigation of homicide for allegedly killing another homeless man with a claw hammer. Bail for the man — who has not yet been charged — was set at $1 million. Renton police were called to Renton Beauty School in the…

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June 12, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Three people injured in Renton shooting this morning

Three people were injured in gunfire that broke out shortly before 3 a.m. in Renton, police said. The incident started when two men in what’s being called “vehicle one” went looking for one of the men’s girlfriend, said Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers. The girlfriend was in “vehicle two” with two other men. When the two groups encountered…

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May 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Seattle woman arrested after Renton stabbing

A 24-year-old Seattle woman has been arrested after an overnight stabbing in Renton. The Renton Police Department said in a statement today that they responded to the 200 block of Rainier Avenue North about 1:45 a.m., finding a 30-year-old man with a “deep” stab wound in his stomach. Officers quickly made contact with the woman nearby and…

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May 23, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Renton police ask public’s help after grocery-store bank robbery

Renton police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a bank branch inside a Safeway in downtown Renton this afternoon. The man robbed an Alaska Federal Credit Union branch inside the store shortly before 1 p.m., according to the Renton Police Department. He presented a demand note to one of the…

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April 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Renton runner who died on sidewalk identified

A runner collapsed and died on a sidewalk in Renton around noon today, according to the Renton Police Department. Renton police have tentatively identified him as a 46-year-old Renton resident after issuing a news release earlier this afternoon asking for the public’s help. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the man’s name and determine how…

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