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April 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Bank robber who killed himself in Oregon remains a mystery

Law enforcement officials in Oregon are hoping someone will recognize this bank robber and provide information on his background. The man, identified as Joseph Thomas Johnston, 71, fatally shot himself on April 10 after robbing a bank in Ontario, Ore. Johnston was pulled over by police after the robbery and shot himself on the side of a road south…

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April 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Mason County man charged with child porn apparently kills self

A man who was found dead in the water near the Bremerton marina on Tuesday morning had been charged one day earlier with possession of child pornography, according to law-enforcement sources and court records. Investigators say the death appears to have been a suicide. Frank E. McDonald, 52,  of Belfair, was charged in Mason County Superior Court…

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| Topics: Belfair, Bremerton, child porn

April 1, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Man’s body retrieved from water near Bremerton marina

The body of a 52-year-old Belfair man was retrieved from the water near the Bremerton Marina around noon on Tuesday, according to police. Bremerton police said the body was spotted at 11:18 a.m between the marina and the dock for the passenger foot ferry to Port Orchard. Preliminary information from investigators and the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office indicate…

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March 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Woman shoots self outside store in South Everett

A 24-year-old woman has been hospitalized after she shot herself in the parking lot of a South Everett Home Depot, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the store in the 11900 block of Highway 99 after receiving reports that a suspicious woman was walking around the parking lot with a semi-automatic handgun, asking strangers…

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March 11, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Whatcom County Jail inmate dies after hanging herself in cell

An inmate at Whatcom County Jail died after hanging herself in her cell Monday afternoon, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said. According to The Bellingham Herald, a corrections deputy who was helping with medication deliveries found Shannon Rose Jefferson, 36, hanging with a bed sheet tied around her neck at about 1:15 p.m. in her cell on…

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February 26, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Fleeing driver fatally shoots self in Auburn

The Associated Press AUBURN — A driver who fled from the Washington State Patrol fatally shot himself  as the chase came to an end early Wednesday on Highway 167 in Auburn. The Patrol says the chase began in Renton and ended about 1 a.m. after a spike strip was used to flatten both right-side tires. The car…

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November 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Autopsy: Man suspected of killing Oregon officer killed himself

The Associated Press OREGON CITY, Ore. — Oregon authorities say an autopsy shows an 88-year-old man who set fire to his house and fatally shot a police officer also killed himself. A statement released Tuesday by Clackamas County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Wurpes says Lawrence Cambra’s death was a suicide caused by a single gunshot to the chest. Investigators previously…

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September 24, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Man fatally stabs himself following report of theft in Shoreline

It appears a man fatally stabbed himself this morning in Shoreline, says the King County Sheriff’s Office At 9:23 a.m., a caller phoned 911 to report that a man may have taken a pair of sunglasses from his truck  in Shoreline. The caller said he approached the man, who then pulled out a knife, the Sheriff’s Office said. When deputies arrived,…

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August 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Man’s fall from downtown Seattle parking garage likely suicide

A man fell to his death Monday afternoon from the top of a nine-story parking garage in downtown Seattle in what police say is a likely suicide. “Our preliminary investigation indicates it is probably a suicide,” said Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel, adding that it will be up to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office to…

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July 25, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Suicide patrols starting on Portland bridge

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Trained volunteers wearing orange vests plan to begin patrolling Portland’s Vista Bridge Thursday evening to prevent more people from committing suicide. The group Friends of Vista Bridge told KOIN-TV volunteers will be on the so-called “suicide bridge” until mid-August, when the city plans to install temporary fencing to prevent jumping. There have already…

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