Tag Archive for Washington State Patrol

US Open loses help of Wash. state patrol for now

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a budget provision that would have directed the Washington State Patrol to help with the 2015 U.S. Open golf championship in Pierce County…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Former combat medic sentenced for hitting trooper

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former Marine combat medic to 30-days electronic home monitoring for failing to stop after his pickup grazed a Washington State Patrol trooper on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 101…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Bus catches fire on I-5 north of Seattle

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a bus caught fire Tuesday evening on northbound Interstate 5 in the Lynnwood area, temporarily disrupting traffic. There were no immediate reports of any injuries…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Wash. State Patrol: 1 dead in I-5 wrong-way crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 5 north of Vancouver, Wash., that involved a wrong-way driver…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Aberdeen standoff comes to an end in eighteenth hour

Aberdeen standoff

The standoff in South Aberdeen came to a peaceful end Wednesday afternoon. In the eighteenth hour negotiators were able to talk 54 year old Michael Watson out of the home with a Washington State Patrol robot. He was seen briefly by Aberdeen medics before being taken into custody. Aberdeen Officer Schmidt tells us “The State Patrol sent in their robot, it has a camera, with a microphone on it, they were able to talk him out. He is in custody, as far as I know nobody’s hurt, he’s not injured, he’s being checked by the aid unit and will be transported to the Aberdeen Police Department.

The man barricaded himself in a home on Harding street Tuesday evening. Officers first responded around 8 P.M. after reports that he was shooting a handgun in the area. An Aberdeen officer reported seeing him enter the home in the 2000 block of Harding Road with a weapon. A Washington State Patrol SWAT team took over the standoff around 10 Wednesday morning, with about the same result until sending in a robot around 2, he walked out just after 2:30 that afternoon.

Fleeing driver shoots self to death in Auburn

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver who fled the Washington State Patrol shot himself to death as the chase came to an end early Wednesday on Highway 167 in Auburn…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Washington State Patrol car hit near Sedro-Woolley

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State Patrol car was involved in a collision Thursday night on Highway 20 east of Sedro-Woolley…. …read more

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Driver slides under tractor-trailer near Central Park, closes State Route 12 Monday

Central Park 12 accident

A Montesano woman was transported to Community Hospital yesterday with non-life-threatening injuries after she apparently lost control of her 1992 Maxda MX3 and slid under a semi-trailer in the right lane of eastbound State Route 12.
Trooper Russ Winger with the Washington State Patrol said the semi was slowing for an accident ahead. State Route 12 traffic was blocked for more than an hour in Central Park as they investigated. The driver of the semi was not injured.
Investigators listed speeding as a factor, and said charges will be filed against 62 year old Viona McCleod.

Central Park 12 accident

Driver spins out, ends up in median of SR 12 in Central Park

The Washington State Patrol reports just after 1 p.m. Monday a 2005 Chevy Blazer failed to negotiate the corner on State Route 12 near Devonshire road, spun out of control, went through the cable barrier and came to rest in the median. A 3 year old, and two Montesano women in the vehicle, aged 19 and 18 were not injured. The driver was cited for speeding too fast for conditions.

Man killed in 2-car accident north of Chelan

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says weather was a factor in a fatal two-car accident north of Chelan on Saturday afternoon…. …read more

From: AP Washington News