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Tag: Federal Way

Oct.
4th

Car wreck in Federal Way injures one, sparks brush fire

A driver was badly injured in a single-car wreck on Southwest Dash Point Road in Federal Way early this morning, police said.

The car left the road just before 1 a.m. and hit a utility pole, trapping the driver inside the car and sparking a brush fire, police said.

The driver’s injuries appeared to be life-threatening, and police were forced to close the road for several hours while they investigated and battled the flames.

The identity of the driver was not immediately released.

March
1st

3 brothers charged with assault after bloody melee at Federal Way restaurant

Three Burien men involved in a bloody fracas at a Federal Way buffet restaurant have been charged with first-degree assault.

The Leapai brothers – John, Joseph and Faapouaita – are to be arraigned in King County Superior Court on March 12.

John and Joseph Leapai, 28 and 26 respectively, on Thursday were ordered jailed in lieu of $200,000 bail. Their 32-year-old brother was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail, prosecutors said.

Witnesses said the three men – who each weigh more than 300 pounds – attacked a 22-year-old man and his 23-year-old brother Sunday at the Old Country Buffet,

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Aug.
12th

UPDATED: Prosecutors charge two men, teen in King County convenience store robberies

King County prosecutors have charged two men and a teenage in connection with six takeover-style robberies at gas station convenience stores in King County in recent weeks.

Christopher J. Manning, 24, and Joseph M. Campbell, 16, were each charged with six counts of first-degree robbery, the prosecutor’s office reported today. Campbell was charged as an adult. Bao Quoc Ly, 23,  was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery.

The three, all of whom are Auburn residents, are being held in jail in lieu of $300,000. They’ll be arraigned on the robbery charges Aug. 25 at the Norm Maleng Regional

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Oct.
20th

Jurors can’t reach verdict in Federal Way strychnine poisoning trial

After deliberating for more than a week, 12 jurors couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict in the in the trial of a Federal Way pest-control business manager accused of poisoning his wife with strychnine.

A mistrial was declared this afternoon after the jury announced it was deadlocked.  Prosecutors now have to decide whether to refile charges against Joseph Naimo. The 63-year-old was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 53-year-old wife, Ann Marie Naimo, on Nov. 28, 2008, at their Federal Way home.

Attorneys presented two different explanations of how Ann Naimo was killed during closing arguments last week:

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March
29th

Federal Way wants to ID this bank robber

Federal Way police are trying to identify a man suspected of robbing a bank branch Thursday afternoon. The department released surveillance images of the suspect today in hopes of identifying him.

The man went into the Bank of America branch at 32011 Pacific Highway S. about 3:20 p.m. Thursday and handed a teller a note that demanded money, police reported. The bandit took an undisclosed amount of cash, his robbery note and left. He did not show a weapon or imply that he had one.

Investigators were looking into whether the same man is responsible for two other bank robberies

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March
23rd

UPDATED: Memorial Friday for Federal Way policeman

Federal Way police are holding a memorial Friday for an officer who died Sunday morning while on duty.

The ceremony for Brian Walsh, 34, will take place 1 p.m. at the Federal Way Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S. There will be a full procession for law enforcement, emergency services and family. The public is invited to attend the service.

Walsh, a 4 1/2-year veteran of the department, suffered a heart attack Sunday morning, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was found collapsed in his patrol car after he responded to an officer-related shooting on the

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March
23rd

Vigil on Wednesday for woman killed at Federal Way church

Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way will host a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for a 38-year-old woman who was fatally shot last week during a counseling session at the church.

The vigil in memory of Carol Parsons begins at 5:45 p.m. at the church, 2415 S. 320th St. King County prosecutors have charged Parsons’ ex-husband, 41-year-old Charles Parsons, with first-degree murder in connection with the deadly shooting last Wednesday.

“Please join us as we sing hymns, listen to scriptural words of hope, pray together, and voice our grief and thanksgiving for Carol’s life,”  Lori A. Cornell, pastor at Calvary

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March
22nd

Federal Way police officer died of heart attack

A 34-year-old Federal Way police officer who died Sunday while maintaining a perimeter around a shooting scene suffered a heart attack, the King County Medical Examiner ruled today.

Brian M. Walsh served as a police officer for eight years, the last four in Federal Way.

Walsh was found unresponsive in his patrol car about 6:45 a.m. He had responded to the 33300 block of 26th Avenue Southwest to assist other officers investigating an officer-involved shooting in the area.

Walsh was married with two children and another on the way, the Federal Way Police Department reported

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