Among other items: Kitsap County sheriff's detectives arrested a 33-year-old school security officer accused of having a yearlong sexual relationship with a now 17-year-old female student; a helicopter accident at an air base in Mosul, Iraq, killed two soldiers and injured four from Task Force Olympia; and a former King County sheriff's deputy convicted of...
A 17-year-old Everett boy has pleaded guilty to vehicular-homicide and hit-and-run charges in a Sept. 27 accident that killed his friend.
The teen was sentenced to between 30 and 72 weeks in juvenile prison for the accident that killed Shawn Elliott, 18.
The 17-year-old was driving over the speed limit near Silver Lake when he lost control of his car and crashed into a parked van, according to court affidavits. The impact sheared off a car door, peeled back the roof and threw Elliott from the back seat to his death.
Kitsap County school worker held in sexual allegation
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Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives arrested a 33-year-old school security officer accused of having a yearlong sexual relationship with a now 17-year-old female student.
The man, whom The Seattle Times is not naming because he hasn’t been charged, was booked into the Kitsap County Jail on Thursday on suspicion of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor, according to a news release from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials at Klahowya Secondary School, west of Silverdale, first became aware of the allegations Tuesday, and the man was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday from his job as a school security officer and coach of the junior boys’ basketball team, the release says.
Iraq copter crash kills Olympia unit soldiers
A helicopter accident at an air base in Mosul, Iraq, killed two soldiers and injured four from Task Force Olympia, the military said yesterday.
The crash occurred when an AH-64 Apache helicopter hit a UH-60 Black Hawk on the ground, U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Paul Hastings said.
The four injured soldiers have returned to duty. They and the two soldiers who died all were from Task Force Olympia, whose headquarters are in Mosul. The task force largely consists of Fort Lewis-based units.
The names of the soldiers who died were being withheld until their families are notified.
Ex-deputy sentenced in scheme to kill wife
A former King County sheriff’s deputy convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife and children was sentenced yesterday to 60 years in prison.
In court yesterday, William F. Jensen, 47, of Newcastle requested a lighter sentence, saying that disabilities and addictions fueled his choices, but the judge denied the requests.
Jensen, an 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, had been in jail last year on domestic-violence charges relating to a pending divorce when he agreed to pay a fellow inmate $150,000 to kill his wife, two teenage children and sister-in-law so he could inherit an estimated $3 million from his wife before the divorce became final, prosecutors said.
$8,000 reward offered for info on Skyway fatality
An $8,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of two drivers who fatally struck a 65-year-old woman in Skyway earlier this week.
Heja Hahn was hit Tuesday by a red vehicle, possibly a Ford Bronco, as she tried to cross from the north to south side of South 129th Street. Hahn, who was not in a crosswalk, was pushed into eastbound lanes where a second car swerved to miss her. A third vehicle, a red, four-door Buick, then ran over her. None of the drivers stopped, said King County sheriff’s Sgt. John Urquhart.
Anyone with information is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311, or call Crime Stoppers at 206-343-2020. Crime Stoppers has put up a $1,000 reward, while Hahn’s friends and family put up the additional $7,000.
Investigators search for missing Stanwood man, 83
Snohomish County sheriff’s investigators are looking for an 83-year-old Stanwood man missing since Monday.
Fred Beilfus was last seen about 5 p.m. Monday leaving Porky’s, an Arlington tavern that he visited almost daily. After leaving Beilfus may have been driving, then fled, when a vehicle was hit at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 530 in Arlington. Witnesses couldn’t say whether Beilfus was behind the wheel, said sheriff’s spokesman Rich Niebusch.
Beilfus is 6 feet 1 inches tall, 220 pounds, bald and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing tan pants and a yellow jacket. Beilfus has been diagnosed with dementia. His Chevrolet Blazer is also missing.
Anyone with information about Beilfus is asked to contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845.
Some flu vaccines available Monday
The Snohomish Health District has received a small number of adult flu vaccine doses and will take appointments for six hours Monday.
Appointments for high-risk patients may be made from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday by calling either 425-339-5220 or 425-775-3522, then pressing option 1.
The Health District has about 1,000 doses of the adult flu vaccine available to the general public. It already has contacted about 3,000 people put on a waiting list when the Health District distributed shots last month and in October.
Times staff and news services