KCPAO in the News: February 7— February 13

Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from February 7 through February 13. Our office handles felony-level crimes — which are the more serious crimes committed in King County — while City Attorneys’ offices handle most misdemeanors. Each day, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office files roughly 25 felony cases in King County, and we’re working hard to make sure the public and the media know about the work we’re doing to hold people who cause harm accountable.

PAO Mentions

GeekWire: Spy cameras found in two Expedia bathrooms; former employee charged with voyeurism

Governor Jay Inslee: Gov. Inslee appoints Angela J. Kaake to the King County Superior Court
Kent Reporter: Kent man receives 10-year sentence for 2022 fatal shooting

KOMO 4: Teenage girls accused of crime spree across King County arrested by Bellevue police

KOMO 4: Juvenile crime in Pierce & King counties seeing alarming trends in stolen cars, robberies

KOMO 4: ‘Can’t afford to wait’: WA Senate candidate wants state to declare a fentanyl emergency
My Northwest: Ingraham High students arrested for trying to rob classmate at gunpoint

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber: After a search for person on Cove Road, suspect is in custody |UPDATED

Update on WSP Investigation into I-5 Protest

KING 5: State patrol refers charges on five protesters who blocked I-5 in Seattle for hours

KOMO 4: WSP seeks charges against 5 pro-Palestinian protesters for I-5 shutdown in Seattle

Lynwood Times: WSP seeking prosecution of five protestors who blocked I-5

My Northwest: WSP recommends charges for protesters who shut down I-5 in Seattle

Seattle Times: State Patrol refers charges for protest that shut down I-5 in Seattle

Bellevue Organized Retail Theft Case

FOX 13: Bellevue Police: 5 arrested in connection with stealing $17,000 in designer purses, clothes

FOX 13: Second suspect in organized retail theft ring busted by Bellevue Police appears in court

Charges Filed in Trafficking Case

KING 5: Federal Way man accused of trafficking Oregon girls, ages 11 and 15

KOMO 4: Man arrested for sex trafficking underage girls on Aurora Ave who he met online