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Recent Crime News
18 hrs ago | via Renton Reporter
A shopper insisted he needed to come behind the counter at a gas station on 108th Avenue Southeast July 6 to talk to the manager, who repeatedly asked him to stay back. As another man watched at the door, the suspect stiff-armed the manager and grabbed four packs of Camel cigarettes. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 29 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
King County prosecutors charged two people Monday in a Kent attack that left two roommates badly slashed by machete-wielding home intruders. Michael Anthony Santos, a 32-year-old Kent resident, and Abbie Mae Rupnick, a 26-year-old of Renton, are both charged with first- and second-degree assault and first-degree robbery for the July 22 intrusion and slashing. Comment?
Sunday Jul 26 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A man and woman were arrested Thursday in connection with a dog fighting operation that subjected five dogs to heavily chained conditions. The Seattle Animal Shelter received July 1 complaints about a neighbor whose son had moved into the 4200 block of South Kenny Street with five pit bull-type dogs, probable cause reports say. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 22 | via Mercer Island Reporter
Collision: An Island woman sideswiped a parked car in the Farmers Insurance parking lot, but moved to a different spot and left the area without reporting. A witness observed the incident but did not see the driver. Comment?
Friday Jul 17 | via Seattle Times
Two registered sex offenders - one from out-of-state, the other a homegrown child rapist - were arrested within days of each other this week, adding to the growing number of men charged with attempting to pay underage girls for sex, according to King County prosecutors. So far this year, 38 men have been charged with attempted commercial sex abuse of a minor after allegedly going online and trading sexually explicit emails with police detectives posing as juveniles, said senior Deputy Prosecutor Val Richey. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 14 | via Bellingham Herald
Zachary D. Craven, 24, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after allegedly shooting Smith as well as his grandmother Angelika Hayden on July 7. Smith, 21, was killed by a single gunshot to the side of her head while house-sitting in Renton for a friend, who was also Craven's ex-girlfriend, according to charging papers. When Craven's ex-girlfriend and her family returned to the home they discovered the back door unlocked and Smith dead in the kitchen. Comment?
Friday Jul 10 | via Kent Reporter
A 24-year-old Kent man faces charges of two counts of first-degree murder for the alleged shooting of his grandmother in Skyway and the shooting of a 21-year-old woman in Renton. Both killings were on Tuesday. Comment?
Friday Jul 10 | via HeraldNet
A judge has found probable cause to hold a 24-year-old man for investigation of two counts of murder in the separate deaths of his grandmother and a 21-year-old house sitter. The medical examiner's office has identified the slain house sitter as Meagan Smith. Comment?
Thursday Jul 9 | via Bellingham Herald
A King County man has been arrested after his grandmother and a 21-year-old house sitter were found dead in separate killings. Smith was a current Western student but was not enrolled in classes during summer quarter, Paul Cocke, university communications director, told The Western Front . Comment?
Thursday Jul 9 | via Seattle Times
If police are correct, Angelika Anna Hayden died at the hands of the person she'd tried hardest to protect. Even after her grandson stabbed her cat, threatened to kill her dog and said he would "slit her throat," in September Hayden was still reluctant to see him jailed, according to King County prosecutors. Comment?
Thursday Jul 9 | via KXLY-TV Spokane
Authorities say a King County man has been arrested after his grandmother and a 21-year-old house sitter were found dead in separate killings. Renton police Cmdr. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 8 | via Bellingham Herald
Police say a suspect is in custody after 21-year-old woman was found dead in the Renton, Washington, home where she had been house-sitting. KOMO-TV reports the homeowner returned from vacation to find her home not at it should be. Comment?
Sunday Jul 5 | via Renton Reporter
An assault at Gene Coulon Park at about 6:45 p.m. June 14 moved to Garden Avenue North, where an estimated three dozen teenaged girls got into a huge street fight. Apparently there's been a lot of drama between the girls. Comment?
Saturday Jul 4 | via Renton Reporter
Police received a 911 call from the transit center at 11:03 pm July 2 about a shooting in the 500 block of South Second Street. Responding Officers found the single victim, a 16 year old male from Seattle, in a nearby business. Comment?
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