Recent Crime News
Tuesday May 19 | via The Highline Times
Two detectives reacted quickly enough to save the life of a child rape and molestation suspect when they found him attempting to commit suicide on May 7. The day before, Det. Fred Gendreau was assigned to handle a report of child rape and molestation out of SeaTac committed by 74-year-old Roy Lee Lesner on his granddaughter. Comment?
Saturday May 16 | via KBCI CBS 2
A King County sheriff's deputy has been fired after he reportedly passed out drunk while boating in the Tacoma Narrows and left his gun behind on the dock, where it was found by teenagers. Deputy Christopher Dearth, assigned to the SeaTac Police Department, was terminated May 1, according to personnel records provided to The Associated Press under a Public Records Act request. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via Truthdig
A SeaTac city judge abruptly dismissed disorderly conduct charges against Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant and two other defendants Friday, saying police - not protesters - blocked traffic during a demonstration over wages. The defense didn't need to call witnesses and the jury didn't deliberate because Judge Ann Danieli terminated the trial moments after prosecutors rested their case. Comment?
Friday May 1 | via Highline Times
The disorderly conduct charges facing Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant, Pastor John Helmiere, and Socrates Bravo were dismissed by Judge Ann E. Danieli in SeaTac this morning. Applause and jubilation filled the courtroom as 15NOW.org supporters and families of the accused celebrated the dismissal. Comment?
Friday May 1 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A judge on Friday dismissed disorderly conduct charges against Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant and two other activists stemming from their arrest at a minimum wage protest last November. SeaTac Municipal Court Judge Ann Danieli said that while the defendants were charged with blocking traffic, the evidence showed it was the police who blocked it, The Seattle Times reported . Comment?
Thursday Apr 30 | via KXLY-TV Spokane
A Seattle city councilwoman and two other activists are on trial in the city of SeaTac on Thursday for disorderly conduct charges connected with a November minimum wage protest outside Alaska Airlines headquarters. Kshama Sawant and three others were arrested Nov. 19 during a demonstration that called for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport workers to be paid at least $15 an hour. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via The SeaTac Blog
Arraignment was held Tuesday for Robert L. Studer, charged with Murder in the First Degree for the fatal shooting of his 42-year-old nephew in SeaTac on March 26. He allegedly shot his nephew, James Studer, at the victim's wood crate manufacturing business, according to the King County Prosecutor's Office . After the murder, Studer fled to California. Comment?
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