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June 20, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Two plead not guilty in Sequim fake kidnapping

Peninsula Daily News Two people accused in a fake kidnapping that alarmed people at a Sequim park pleaded not guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct charges. Jason Holden and a relative, Shellie Baskins, were arraigned in Clallam County District Court in Port Angeles. A third person, Jesse Holden, was scheduled to be arraigned, but the hearing was postponed…

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June 13, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Arraignment delayed in Sequim fake-kidnapping case

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — The arraignment of three people who staged a fake kidnapping at a Sequim park was postponed while authorities decide whether the maximum penalty they could face is 90 days or a year in jail. The Peninsula Daily News reports Jason and Jesse Holden and Shellie Baskins were in court Thursday, but…

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June 3, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Brothers charged in fake kidnapping at Sequim

SEQUIM  (AP) — Twin brothers who staged the fake kidnapping of their 4-year-old nephew at a Sequim park were charged Monday with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Previously City Attorney Craig Ritchie said “scaring the hell of people is not a crime.” But he reconsidered after reading the police report about the April 13 incident that alarmed onlookers…

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May 12, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Police, FBI pool resources to aid search for missing Sequim woman

Authorities have formed a task force to determine how to proceed in the search for Lauryn Garrett, a 23-year-old Sequim woman who has been missing since May 1, the Port Townsend Police Department announced Monday. Garrett was last seen in Port Townsend around 8 p.m. May 1 when she borrowed a man’s cellphone at the Haines…

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May 9, 2014 at 5:45 AM

Missing Sequim woman’s backpack found

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. — Port Townsend police say they have a high level of concern for a missing Sequim woman after her backpack was found in bushes near where she was last seen. Police and sheriff’s detectives are looking for 23-year-old Lauryn R. Garrett who was last seen May 1 at a park-and-ride in…

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April 16, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim

The Associated Press SEQUIM, Wash. — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real. Onlookers in the park watched as a minivan with two masked men pull up and one man jumped out, grabbed a toddler and took off. He was…

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July 24, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Small plane missing in Washington Cascades

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A search is under way for a small plane that disappeared Monday in the Washington Cascades on a flight from Tonasket to Sequim. The state Transportation Department’s Aviation Emergency Services says family members notified officials when the plane did not arrive. A Tonasket man is the only person on board the home-made plane….

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June 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Man tries, fails to enter guilty plea in sex-offender slayings

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES – A Washington man charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of two convicted sex offenders has been prevented from pleading guilty — although he tried. The Peninsula Daily News reports  that Patrick Drum told Clallam County Superior Court Judge Ken Williams on Wednesday that he didn’t need the court….

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February 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM

UPDATE: Suspect in two Sequim area slayings is dead

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. The Associated Press SEQUIM — A suspect in two homicides in the Sequim area has apparently killed himself following a standoff with police. Clallam County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Borte told the Peninsula Daily News that John Francis Loring died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds Wednesday after being holed up in an apartment for hours. Washington State…

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February 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Victim of Sequim boat explosion in critical condition

From The Associated Press: SEQUIM — The 78-year-old man who was injured in an explosion on board at boat at a Sequim marina was in critical condition this morning at a Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. Patrick Young, spokesman for Clallam County Fire District No. 3, says the man apparently lived on the 40-foot boat that sank…

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