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February 19, 2015 at 3:43 PM

Student charged with threatening shooting at Bellevue high school

A 17-year-old student has been charged with felony harassment for allegedly threatening to “shoot up” the International School in Bellevue, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. According to the charging documents filed Thursday in King County Juvenile Court, the senior told police he felt bullied and had few friends at the school. Prosecutors say he invited…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, International School, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

February 18, 2015 at 9:59 AM

SPD officer testifies about night her partner was killed by gunman

Seattle police Officer Britt Kelly testifies Tuesday in the murder trial of Christopher Monfort. (Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times) Seattle police Officer Britt Kelly said the car that pulled up next to her parked patrol car on the night of Oct. 31, 2009, was so close that she couldn’t open her door. “The next thing…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Christopher Monfort, Seattle Police Department, Timothy Brenton

February 17, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Partner of slain Seattle officer testifies in Monfort trial

Seattle police Officer Britt Sweeney Kelly testifies Tuesday in King County Superior Court. (Christine Clarridge / The Seattle Times) Update at 3:11 p.m.: Court adjourned for the day Tuesday just after Kelly testified that she and her partner, Timothy Brenton, pulled their patrol car over moments before shots were fired, killing Brenton. Kelly will resume her testimony…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Christopher Monfort, death penalty, King County Superior Court

February 9, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Bellevue police seek answers on body found in vacant apartment

Bellevue police are waiting to hear from the King County Medical Examiner’s Office on a body found Saturday in a vacant apartment. Once the medical examiner determines the cause and manner of death, investigators will decide how to proceed, police said Monday morning. Police have not disclosed whether the body was that of a man or a woman. Maintenance workers…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue Police Department, death investigation

February 4, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Police describe squalor, stench at Lake Stevens home where 3 young children left alone

Update at 1:55 p.m.: A judge in Snohomish County on Wednesday afternoon set bail at $100,000 each for the parents of the three children allegedly left alone in a squalid Lake Stevens home. Original post: The stench of feces, human and cat urine and rotting food was overwhelming to police who responded Saturday to the Lake Stevens…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: child abandonment, Child protective services, criminal mistreatment

February 3, 2015 at 1:59 PM

King County deputy accused of domestic violence told to surrender firearms

A 34-year-old King County sheriff’s deputy has been ordered to surrender his firearms after a judge found probable cause to detain him on investigation of domestic violence felony harassment. Daniel J. Murphy, 34, was arrested on Sunday in the Issaquah home he had been sharing with his girlfriend of two years after he allegedly said…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: domestic violence, King County Sheriff's Office

January 29, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Officer involved in golf-club arrest removed from street duty

William Wingate (Christine Clarridge / The Seattle Times) Update at 4:29 p.m.: Mayor Ed Murray today issued the following statement on the conduct by the Seattle police officer who arrested the man with the golf club and purportedly made racially-charged comments on Facebook: ” I am very disappointed by these incident(s). They are both concerning to me. “While I support the…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Kathleen O'Toole, questionable arrest, Seattle Police Department

January 28, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Seattle police apologize for man’s 2014 arrest; chief orders review

Update at 6:10 p.m.: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole on Wednesday said she has ordered a review of Officer Cynthia Whitlatch’s conduct and supervision, according to the department’s website. Here is O’Toole’s statement: “Today I heard many concerns from community members about the conduct of an SPD officer assigned to the East Precinct. These concerns are related to two incidents…


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January 27, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Pilot killed in Hood Canal crash identified

The family of a Fox Island man has been notified by the Coast Guard that it is believed he was killed Monday when his plane crashed into Hood Canal, a relative said. Neither the body of Robert Alexander Jr., 65, nor the plane have been recovered from the water near Seabeck, where the depth is around…


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January 27, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Woman charged with Belltown drive-by shooting

A 20-year-old Seattle woman, who is alleged to have been involved in a shooting in Belltown on Saturday, was charged Tuesday with drive-by shooting by King County prosecutors. In documents filed in King County Superior Court, prosecutors allege that Nia C. Hall was found in a car that was seen by witnesses speeding from the scene of…


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