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Category: Threats


Eatonville boy accused of making “kill list” pleads not gulty

Pierce County prosecutors today charged a 13-year-old Eatonville boy who sparked panic at his middle school Friday with the discovery of a handwritten “kill list.

The boy faces four counts of felony harassment. He pleaded not guilty to all charges this afternoon and was ordered held at Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center.

Prosecutors said the list, which was reported by a fellow student at Eatonville Middle School, targeted 10 students.

School officials spoke directly with the parents of all students and emergency-expelled the boy accused of making the list, Principal Ken Andersen told parents in a recorded phone message.



Man suspected of threatening trooper’s family after DUI arrest pleads not guilty

It started as a routine drunken driving arrest.

A Washington State Patrol trooper was checking on a suspected drunken driver sitting on the side of Interstate 5 in Tillicum about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The car was still running, the trooper spotted a 40 ounce beer can inside and “the odor of intoxicants was so strong it made Trooper Chatterton sick to his stomach,” according to court documents.

The driver handed the trooper a Texas identification and retired military ID. He was allegedly swaying in his seat and slurring his words.

After a breathalyzer showed the man to be legally drunk,

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University Place man accused of threatening to shoot nurse

A University Place man accused of threatening to shoot a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital has pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony harassment, Pierce County prosecutors said.

Bail was set Monday at $10,000 for Marcus Reed, 24.

Prosecutors said they intend to change the second felony harassment charge into three separate counts to represent the number of victims.

According to charging documents:

Reed was drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana with two friends Sunday when one of them passed out and began foaming at the mouth. Reed and his friend drove the man to the hospital to get help.

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Probation office in Puyallup evacuated after bomb threat

The state Department of Corrections office in Puyallup was evacuated this morning after a woman called in a bomb threat, police said.

Officers responded about 10:50 a.m. to the building, 405 W Stewart Ave. A bomb dog is searching the building but there does not appear to be any explosives inside, Capt. Scott Engle said.

Engle said no one has been arrested and the woman who called in the threat sounded intoxicated.

UPDATE: Employees were allowed back inside the building after police deemed it safe at 12:30 p.m., Deputy Chief Dave McDonald said.


Lincoln High student charged with threatening to shoot up school

It all started with a blue bandanna hanging too prominently from the Lincoln High school student’s back pocket.

A Tacoma police officer noticed it Wednesday and told Dangelo Miller, 19, to get rid of it while on campus. Miller was allegedly pacing in front of the school waiting for a ride, the bandanna dangling 12 to 14 inches out of his pocket. Police were concerned that the student was showing gang allegiance.

Miller yelled profanities at the officer but eventually handed over the bandanna and followed the officer to the assistant principal’s office. After being reminded by the assistant principal

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Police say suspect pulled gun and made threats at underage Tacoma party

A large underage drinking party ended in arrest overnight, after one person pulled a handgun and threatened to kill others at the gathering, according to Tacoma police.

The suspect made the threats because he was offended by something someone had said at the party in the 3300 block of North Whitman Street, police said.

Others at the party initially managed to get the gun away from him, but he regained control, according to police.

Witnesses identified the suspect to officers when they arrived, and he was detained without incident, police said.

He was arrested for investigation of assault.


UPDATED: JBLM soldier pleads not guilty to exploiting teenage girls for nude photos

UPDATE as of 1:53 p.m. Ford entered a not guilty plea to all 25 counts. His bail was set at $500,000.

INITIAL POST: A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has been charged with 25 counts alleging he coerced seven teenage girls into sending him nude photographs while he was deployed in Afghanistan.

David Ford, 24, is expected to be arraigned this afternoon on charges including communication with a minor for immoral purposes, possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, second-degree extortion, sexual exploitation of a minor and viewing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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Man taken into custody in Federal Way after email threat to president

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Anton Caluori, 31, and faces charges of threatening the president and assaulting a federal officer, Secret Service spokesperson Brian Leary said.

Caluori came to the door brandishing a shot gun, and “made statements concerning possible explosives in the residence,” Leary said, adding that the bomb squad was called as a precaution.

Federal Way police were called about 2 p.m. to assist the Secret Service in the 100 block of South 337th Lane, police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said.

Caluori was suspected of making threats to kill the president, Schrock said.

The surrounding apartments were

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