Crime and Justice Week in Review: Sept. 4-10

Your week’s worth of crime and justice news is below.

Sept. 10
A Dogged Security Effort
Out of the most deadly terrorist attack in U.S. history came life for a dog named Bo. A black Labrador retriever, Bo was too wild, too rambunctious for a family. His days were numbered as a resident of the Snohomish County Humane Society. Then came September 11th, 2001 the day that ironically gave Bo his purpose in life.

Sept. 9
Seabeck Man Found Guilty of Soliciting for Teen Sex
A Seabeck man was convicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., of two felony charges stemming from his May 19 arrest in an online child sex sting.

Lien-ing on the Victim, Instead of the Criminal?

Emergency-room physician Ernie Franz, hobbled for life after being struck by a teen drunken driver as he rode his bicycle on Bainbridge Island in 2004, says he is being asked to pay back money he received from the state’s Crime Victims Compensation Program.

Search Continues for Escaped ‘Rooftop Burglar’
Law enforcement officials are searching for a state prison inmate — formerly a Seabeck resident —who walked away at 4 a.m. Thursday while working on a state Department of Natural Resources fire crew in Dewatto.

Sept. 8
Prison Inmate Critically Injured by Cellmate
Mason County sheriff’s detectives are investigating an assault early Thursday that left an inmate of the Washington Correction Center with critical head injuries and landed the suspected assailant, his cellmate, in isolation.

Sept. 6
Crews Turn Corner on Belfair-Area Forest Blaze
Firefighters are gaining ground and closing in on a 160-acre fire that has plagued an area west of Belfair since Saturday, according to the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Sept. 5
Kitsap’s No. 1 Priority: Fighting Crime
Managing traffic congestion, offering activities for children and providing adequate affordable housing are areas where Kitsap County is currently lacking, according to county residents questioned in a recent citizen satisfaction survey.

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