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King County Sheriff
John Urquhart


2015

28
DEC

Grenade found in SeaTac
(SeaTac) a construction worker found a grenade in a box on the side of the road in SeaTac this morning. The King County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Unit and FBI Bomb Unit retrieved the grenade and later found the device did not contain explosives.

27
DEC

Man shot and killed in Skyway
(Skyway) King County Sheriff’s detectives said a man in his 20’s was shot and killed this morning near S126th St and Renton Ave S. Case # C15303765

18
DEC

Shooting in White Center ends in accident
(White Center) King County Deputies responded to reports of cars racing and shots being fired near SW Roxbury and 12 Ave SW around 8:45pm. One of the suspect vehicles ran a stop sign and struck a vehicle not involved in the chase.

18
DEC

Student arrested for threats
(Shoreline) a 17 year old Shorewood High School Student was arrested Thursday night after school officials reported receiving information that the student was planning to “shoot up the school.” Case # C15300824

9
DEC

King County Sheriff hosts shop with a cop
The King County Sheriff's Office will host it's annual "Shop with a Cop" this Saturday at the Covington Wal-Mart. Over 70 law enforcement personnel and 500 children are expected to attend.

7
DEC

Arrest made in Covington homicide
(Renton) King County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested an 18 year old Renton man Saturday afternoon for a murder that occurred in Covington on November 18th.

4
DEC

Arrest made in SeaTac homicide
(West Seattle) King County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 39 year old Seattle man yesterday in connection with a homicide that occurred near SeaTac airport on October 29th. The victim of the homicide was shot and killed as he drove his car on S154 St. near 24 Ave S.

24
NOV

Student assaulted in school bathroom
(Southwest King County) a 16 year old female student was found tied up in a school bathroom at Evergreen High School this morning. The victim said two females had assaulted her, tied her up and left her in the bathroom.

22
NOV

Deputy injured after patrol car struck by stolen vehicle
(Burien)A King County Sheriff’s deputy was injured today after being t-boned by a man driving a stolen vehicle. The deputy’s injuries were minor and the suspect is still outstanding after running from the scene.

19
NOV

Do you recognize the "wring bandit" bank robber?
(Kenmore) King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who attempted to rob a Prime Pacific Bank in Kenmore using a note on November 16th and minutes later used a note to rob a nearby Key Bank. The suspect is seen extensively wringing his hands as he waits for the teller to give him money.

18
NOV

Man found shot/dies on roadside
(Covington) King County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead near SE Timberlane Blvd and 185th Ct SE.

17
NOV

Sheriff urges deputies to be armed when off-duty
Sheriff John Urquhart sent an email to his deputies today asking them to carry a firearm and extra magazines while off duty. The Sheriff sent the email in light of the recent attacks in Paris and told deputies his concern is a home-grown terrorist unilaterally attacking in support of ISIL.

5
NOV

Canadian man sentenced to 78 months for travelling to King County for sex with minor
(King County) a 31 year old Canadian man has been sentenced to 78 months in Federal prison for travelling to Washington with the intent to have sex with a teen girl.

3
NOV

Hiker dies after fall at Little Si
(North Bend) a 63 year old man died last night after falling during a hike on Little Si, a popular hiking area near North Bend.

2
NOV
2
NOV

Suspected drunk driver injures self, family
(Maple Valley)A 30 year old Gig Harbor man was seriously injured last night after he ran a red light and slammed into the rear of another vehicle with a family of five inside, including 3 children

30
OCT

Detectives need help identifying robbery suspects
King County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying three men that robbed the Nimbim Pot Shop at gun point last Sunday around 10:20pm. Detectives have released a video that shows the robbery in progress. The store is located in the 10800 block of 1 Ave S.

30
OCT

Update on SeaTac Shooting
King County Sheriff’s Detectives have released more information on the fatal SeaTac shooting that occurred yesterday near S154th ST and 24 Ave S. Detectives now know that the man seen running from the shooting, and later found in some woods nearby, was also a victim of the shooting.

29
OCT

Fatal shooting in SeaTac
King County Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred near S154 St. and 24th Ave S in SeaTac around 4:13 this afternoon. Witnesses called 911 to report the shooting and said that one man was on the ground and another was seen running from the scene.