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Tag: King County Sheriff’s Office

Oct.
4th

No charges to be filed against Pacific Mayor after investigation, sheriff says

No criminal charges will be filed against Pacific Mayor Cy Sun after an investigation into allegations that he destroyed public records, assaulted employees and intimidated a public servant, King County Sheriff Steve Strachan said today.

The Pacific City Council President, Leanne Guier, asked the sheriff’s office July 18 to investigate the allegations, as well as allegations of misconduct by members of the city’s police force.

“The investigation was forwarded to the prosecutors, they reviewed it, and there is not evidence for criminal charges to be filed,” Strachan said about both investigations.

The sheriff’s office investigated the allegations against Sun, and

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July
29th

Deputy injured in Auburn pursuit

A King County Sheriff’s deputy was taken to Valley General Hospital with minor neck and back injuries tonight after a vehicle he was pursuing accelerated into his patrol car, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West said.

The 34-year-old female suspect, in a small red car, was driving when she saw a deputy behind her and accelerated, West said.

The deputy tried to stop the woman, who was driving in a reckless manner, West said.

The woman made her way to Highway 167 and exited to 15th Street Northwest, where she hit a car that was going east, West said.

The crash turned the car

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July
25th

Pacific mayor discharges city clerk, sets hearing for Thursday

Pacific Mayor Cy Sun discharged the city clerk in a letter Monday, saying she was responsible for his arrest for allegedly trying to enter her locked office.

Jane Montgomery caused the arrest by locking her office and leaving the keys with police, one of eight reasons for her discharge, according to the dismissal letter received Wednesday by Montgomery through her attorney, Joan Mell. Other reasons cited include alleged changes she made to an employee’s pay and that she is not a certified municipal clerk. Mell said her client has completed the necessary coursework for that title.

Sun was arrested by

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July
9th

Body of missing University Place hiker found

A University Place hiker who has been missing in the Cascade foothills near North Bend was found dead today.

Searchers scouring the Green Mountain area spotted his body about 3 p.m. at the 3,400-foot level.

“It looks like he more than likely fell a few hundred feet,” King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said. “We don’t know if he tripped or the slab gave way, but he didn’t survive the fall.”

The terrain in that area is punishing. There is no marked trail most of the way up the 4,600-foot peak, which includes scrambling over large talus fields and inching

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July
9th

Footprint found in snow near where missing University Place hiker was last seen

Searchers have found a footprint in the snow close to where a missing University Place hiker was last seen Friday in the Cascade foothills.

The search for missing 50-year-old John Wright continues today with about 40 personal, said sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West. They have about 30 searchers and a dozen horses working as part of the effort.

Another hiker reported seeing Wright on a trail Friday, and said Wright indicated he planned to explore the Green Mountain section of Snoqualmie National Forest.

Where they spoke and where Wright planned to hike are both close to where the footprint

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July
30th

Gig Harbor man pushed from cliff, seriously injured at King County park

A 25-year-old Gig Harbor man was seriously injured last weekend when someone pushed him off a cliff and he bounced off some rocks before landing in the Green River.

Justin Billups suffered serious back injuries. Two rods and several screws were inserted into his back during a surgery at Valley Medical Center, the King County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday. He also has a broken foot and heel.

Now, the King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information about the incident at Kanasket-Palmer State Park to come forward.

Billups and a friend had been at the park Sunday afternoon.

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Jan.
12th

Skyway man suspected in at least two rapes

King County sheriff’s investigators say they’ve arrested a man suspected of raping one woman – and possibily others – after luring her to the Skyway neighborhood with a posting on a popular advertising web site.

The 22-year-old Skyway man was being held at the Regional Justice Center in lieu of $500,000 bail. He was booked for investigation of rape, robbery and kidnapping, the Sheriff’s Office reported today. Charges have not yet been filed.

The man was arrested in connection with the rape of a 26-year-old woman Jan. 7. The woman told investigators she responded to a Craigslist posting for a

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Jan.
8th

Body found in brush east of Federal Way, investigation under way

King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a body that was found Thursday by state Department of Transportation workers along Interstate 5 just east of Federal Way.

The body showed signs of advanced decomposition. Investigators could not determine the person’s gender or cause of death, the King County Sheriff’s Office reported today.

DOT workers were clearing brush when they discovered the body about 2:30 p.m.

The remains were turned over to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.