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Interim Sheriff Cole-Tindall



Suspect on crime spree arrested
(Covington) A 28 year old man who had been on a crime spree in King County was arrested Monday after Covington Police and King County Sheriff’s deputies received a tip that he was at a house in Covington. Shaun Tubbs had 9 Felony warrants for a string of crimes including; unlawful possession of a firearm vehicle theft, and eluding police. (Case#C16032526)


Injured Climber Flown to Harborview on Guardian two
Thanks to the quick response of Rescue crews from Seattle Mountain Rescue, King County Search and Rescue, medics from Bellevue Fire, and the King County Sheriffs Guardian 2 helicopter, a 64 year old man from Portland is recovering today at Harborview today after falling 70+ feet Monday evening while down climbing the Tooth, a mountain near Snoqualmie pass.


Detectives Investigating Threat That Shuts Down School
King County Sheriff Detectives are investigating threats made over the social media site Instagram, which may have been directed at students and faculty at Inglemore High School in Kenmore Washington.


Three In-custody After Burglary and Shooting in Skyway
King County Sheriff Deputies have arrested three males, 2 adults and 1 juvenile, for an early morning burglary and shooting on June 14th, 2016. The three males were tracked down by a King County Sheriff K9 team not far from the Skyway area address where the shooting took place.


27 Year Old Man Booked For Vehicular Homicide after an Early Morning Accident
A 53-year-old Maple Valley man is dead and a 27-year-old Tacoma Man has been booked into jail for investigation of vehicular homicide after a crash early this morning in the 19300 Blk of Issaquah Hobart Road.


13 Year Old Boy Dies in ATV Accident
A 13 year old, Milton boy died from injuries he suffered as the result of an ATV accident on Sunday, June 5th. The boy had been riding with a group of friends near Auburn and was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.


Humans Remains Found Near Snoqualmie Pass
On June 4, 2016, human remains were found near Snoqualmie Pass in an area where a backcountry skier went missing in December of 2015. The remains were turned over to the King County Medical Examiner’s office to be positively identified.


Mother Arrested for Murder of 16 Month Old Son
A 36 year old woman has been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of murder after Deputies responded to a home near Redmond WA for an aid call and found her sixteen month old son deceased.


YMCA Camp put Into Temporary Lockdown After Gun Shots Are Heard
A YMCA Day Camp with around 50 kids near Preston was put into a lockdown while King County Sheriff Deputies, including a SWAT team and Guardian 1 helicopter, looked for the source of the sound of multiple gunshots in the area. The lockdown was lifted after approximately 3 hours of looking turned up nothing.