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Mystery Surrounds Seattle Pot Shop “Robbery”

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A local pot shop in downtown Seattle is no stranger to being robbed. Ruckus Recreational on E. Republican Avenue and 15th Street in the Capitol Hill area has been open since 2015 and has seen its share of smash-and-grab break-ins. In October 2018, the store was robbed by an armed man wearing gard...

Federal Way Elderly Woman Charged with Murder & Assault

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

An 85-year-old woman has been charged with premeditated murder and first-degree assault after she shot her roommates—two sisters who had recently moved in with her. The shootings happened a week before Christmas in Federal Way. Unusual Rental Arrangement The accused shooter, Beverly Jenne, had ...

Kentucky's Outgoing Governor Sparks Outrage Over Pardons

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made some waves during his final days before leaving office. Bevin, who just barely lost his bid for re-election in November 2019, pardoned over 400 convictions on his way out, upsetting many Kentuckians—even some who had supported him as governor. Even Kentuck...

Online Transaction Leaves One Person Shot

Posted by Steve Karimi | Dec 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are looking to sell some things to make some extra cash for the holidays, you might be considering using online platforms like OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace, or Craigslist. Just be aware that thieves are also using those platforms in hopes of making a quick and easy buck, as well. One vic...

Another Reason to Avoid Going to Court

Posted by Steve Karimi | Nov 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are facing criminal charges in Seattle, you are probably nervous about what you are up against and appearing in court. But there is another reason you should be nervous if you have to go to King County Courthouse. On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, a homeless man got off a Metro bus on Thir...

Man Weasels Out of Getting Caught Shoplifting

Posted by Steve Karimi | Nov 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Security guards and the police were in for a surprise after a shoplifting-turned-robbery incident at a Home Depot in North Seattle. On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Home Depot security guards confronted two men who were acting suspiciously in the power tool section of the store. The guards suspe...

Oklahoma Commutes Hundreds of Low-Level Prisoners

Posted by Steve Karimi | Nov 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Monday, November 4, 2019, a number of Oklahoma families were greeted with good news. 462 non-violent prisoners had their sentences commuted and were released from prisons all across the state. Sixty-five more will be released once their detainers are removed. It was the largest commutation in ...

Seattle’s Problem with Repeat Offenders

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 has been a year for criticizing Seattle's prosecutors and the number of prolific repeat offenders. The City's Attorney's Office has little to say on the matter, other than their department needs $2 million more to be able to prosecute the crimes they are dealing with. The first report came ...

Woman Falsely Accused of Arson Awarded Settlement

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In November 2016, a Kent, Washington Dollar Tree store burned to the ground and two nearby businesses were heavily damaged. The fire took seventy-three firefighters to fight the blaze. Police arrested Des Moines 66-year-old resident Linda Poplawski and charged her with first-degree felony arson a...

Study Looks at Marijuana Legalization and Crime

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recent study out of Washington State University (WSU) examined the relationship between crime and the legalization of marijuana. According to the study, the bottom line is that legalizing marijuana has had little impact on violent or property crime rates. Dale Willits, a professor in the crimi...

Man Attacked Roommate He Believed Was a Vampire

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

It's that time of year when Halloween is fast approaching and thoughts turn to all things spooky, like ghosts, monsters, werewolves, and vampires. But for a Bremerton man, spooky got a little too real when his roommate became convinced he was a vampire and assaulted him with a metal rod. Accordi...

What Not to Do During the MLB Off-Season

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 was not a great year of baseball for the San Diego Padres. They lost their last regular-season game on September 29 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, finishing the year with 70 wins and 92 losses. It was their fourth straight 90-loss season, and their general manager was let go just a week before...

Suspect Arrested in Federal Way Cold Case

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Once again, DNA technology has been used to make an arrest in a cold case. In 1991, Federal Way teenager Sarah Yarborough was raped and strangled near her high school campus. She had gone to campus early one Saturday morning to join her drill team, which was going to a high school dance competiti...

Day Drinking Leads to Police Officer's Assault Charge

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In August, an eight-year veteran Renton police officer texted a woman he claimed was a confidential informant to meet him at a neighborhood park, saying he needed to discuss a case with her. When she arrived, Officer Tanuj Soni was waiting for her at a picnic table with wine, and he encouraged he...

Online Scams Increase

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The internet can be an amazing place to look up information, connect with friends and family via social media, or shop online. There are always new platforms and technologies emerging, and scam artists seem to be manipulating the internet to their advantage. Two stories out of Washington recently...

Men Sue Investigators Over False Convictions

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two Montana men filed federal lawsuits against several counties and individual investigators over their false convictions in a kidnapping and murder case from 25 years ago. In January 1994, Donna Meagher was found beaten to death outside of Helena, Montana. She had been kidnapped and robbed from ...

You Look Just Like Your Daughter—Oh, Wait

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman is in serious trouble in Utah after she tried to pass herself off to a law enforcement officer as her own daughter. She is now facing charges of giving false personal information, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, and possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia. On A...

Please Use a Rideshare App Instead of Doing This

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Need to get somewhere around Seattle and want to use a rideshare vehicle? You should probably just download an app and use it to hail a ride rather than what a local man did recently. On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, a rideshare driver had stopped along the 1900th block of Third Avenue to pick up a ...

Identity Theft from Space?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A former Spokane resident and current NASA astronaut has been accused of identity theft while she was on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Anne McClain, who is in the middle of a bitter divorce and child custody battle with her wife, Summer Worden, is accused of logging ...

Woman Takes Car Salesman for a Ride

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman took a car salesman for a ride, and she is now facing charges of kidnapping, assault, taking a car without permission, driving with a suspended license, and driving under the influence. After her arrest, the woman told police officers that "her occupation is to cleanse the world of demons...

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