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King County Sheriff
Interim Sheriff Cole-Tindall



5 year old names Sheriff's Office snowcat "Scotty"
(Fall City) Late last year the King County Sheriff’s Office received a light tracked snow vehicle from the Department of Defense to be used for search and rescue missions. The Sheriff’s Office invited Fall City Elementary Students the opportunity to name the new snow vehicle. The winning name was submitted by 5 year old Elena Traverso. “Scotty” was selected by King County Search and Rescue deputies from 250 entries received.


Unwanted drug take back-April 30th
(Maple Valley) On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Location for drop off is the King County Sheriff's Office Precinct 3 at 22300 SE 231st, Maple Valley, Washington.


6 boys injured when car veers off road into them
(Maple Valley) Six boys were injured this morning when a truck veered into them as they waited at a school bus stop. The driver of the truck is believed to have suffered from a medical issue prior to hitting the boys.(C16018739)


Sammamish woman arrested for embezzling funds from booster club
(Sammamish) a Sammamish woman was arrested today for embezzling more than $107,000 from the Skyline Booster Club where she served as treasurer. The arrest came after a yearlong investigation conducted by Sammamish Police detectives after they received a complaint from the booster club in February of 2015. (15-040971)


National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
(King County) April 10th - 16th is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week we will celebrate the hard working men and women behind the scenes keeping our community safe.


Car stolen with child sleeping inside
(Burien)a car with a 7 year old sleeping inside was stolen this morning when the mother left the car running to go into a 7-Eleven. The car was found abandoned less than 2 hours later with the girl still sleeping inside.(C16017912)


Body found in water near Vashon Island
(Vashon Island) the body of a man was found floating in the water near Vashon Island this morning by the US Coast Guard. Earlier in the day the Coast Guard found an unattended boat floating east of Vashon Island and found the man’s body later during a search of the area via helicopter. (C16-017404)


Man arrested after shooting at police in lengthy standoff
(Burien) a Burien man was arrested early this morning after firing at police during a lengthy standoff. Police initially responded to the house for the report of a man firing his gun in the house while his sister was inside. (C16-017192)