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Category: Auburn


Horse euthanized after barn fire near Auburn

A horse had to be euthanized after a Saturday barn fire east of Auburn, King County Fire District 44 spokesman Tim Perciful said Sunday.

22 horses were in the barn about 7 a.m. in the 21200 block of Green Valley Road when the fire started, one of which went to an emergency vet.

Workers at the stables where the fire happened rushed to set the animals free, and managed to release all but a few, which were rescued after the fire was under control.

Crews worked to give oxygen and fluids to the animals after the blaze.

The other horses

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Auburn woman pleads not guilty to scamming elderly neighbor out of $400,000 by lying about cancer diagnosis

An Auburn woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday after she was indicted with wire fraud and Social Security fraud for allegedly bilking an elderly neighbor out of $400,000 by lying about being diagnosed with cancer.

Julie Ann Dahlquist, 51, is accused of feigning suffering from cancer to get the 78-year-old woman to pay for nonexistent treatments. She then allegedly used that money for gambling and other expenses, and hid the funds and $100,000 in gambling proceeds. That money would have disqualified her from receiving $8,000 she got from the Social Security Administration.

Dahlquist was released on the condition that she

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Auburn man fatally crushed working on truck identified

An Auburn man who died Saturday when the truck he was working under crushed him has been identified as 73-year-old Milton Brower, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday.

Auburn police said Brower was working to remove the transmission of an older Nissan truck he had recently purchased, when the jacks he was using failed and the vehicle fell and killed him near Southeast 304th Way and 108th Avenue Southeast.

Crews were called about 7 p.m. when his daughter found him, but it wasn’t immediately clear when the accident happened, police said.


Police say Auburn man, 72, died when jacks failed while he was working under truck

A 72-year-old Auburn man died Saturday night when the truck he was working under crushed him, according to police.

Crews were called just before 7 p.m. to the scene near Southeast 304th Way and 108th Avenue Southeast, where the man was pronounced dead, Auburn police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said.

The man had an older Nissan truck he had recently purchased jacked up on four stands, and was working to remove the vehicle’s transmission when the jacks failed and the truck crushed him, Hirman said.

It’s not clear how long the man was there before his daughter found him, Hirman said.

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Auburn man pleads not guilty in police chase, fatal crash

A 22-year-old Auburn man has pleaded not guilty to charges he caused a car wreck that killed his passenger in February.

Brian Sicade was charged last month with second-degree murder, vehicular homicide, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude police and third-degree driving with a suspended license.

Sicade was arraigned Monday in Pierce County Superior Court.

State troopers believe Sicade was at the wheel of a stolen Chevrolet Monte Carlo that crashed Feb. 4 as the driver fled police on Interstate 5 near the Port of Tacoma Road. His passenger, 45-year-old Victor Wilson, died.

Charging papers show Sicade’s

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State Patrol: Buckley woman injured when she hits light pole on state Route 164 in Auburn

A 74-year-old Buckley woman was injured this morning when her vehicle drifted to the shoulder of state Route 164 in Auburn and knocked over a light pole that blocked at least part of the road for nine hours, according to the State Patrol.

The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Her condition was not immediately available.

Troopers said the crash happened about 8 a.m. on westbound state Route 164 at 156th Avenue Northeast.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.


Auburn man charged with second-degree murder for police pursuit that ended in death of passenger

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Auburn man accused of stealing a car and leading police on a pursuit down Interstate 5 that ended in the death of his passenger.

A warrant was issued last week for Brian Sicade, who remains jailed in King County. He has been charged with second-degree murder, vehicular homicide, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree driving on a suspended license.

The incident started the night of Feb. 4 when a man called 911 to report seeing someone steal his Chevrolet Monte Carlo from outside an

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State Patrol seeking witnesses to fatal crash near Auburn Saturday

The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses to a car crash that killed an 18-year-old man near Auburn Saturday.

Pavlo Myronets, of Federal Way, was driving a silver Toyota Scion TC north on state Route 167 when he left the road near the exit for 277th Street. The vehicle rolled over and landed in a grass ditch.

The accident happened about 4:50 a.m. Saturday.

Troopers said several feet of skid marks were found on the road before Myrontes rolled his car.

Anyone with information about the crash or saw Myrontes’ vehicle beforehand is asked to call WSP detectives at

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