Kailan Manandic

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson visits with Redmond Rotary member Hans Gundersen after the Nov. 15 meeting. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Eastside lawmakers sponsor Attorney General bills

The bills focus on gun control, consumer protection and raising vape and tobacco product age limits.

 

Kailan Manandic, Photo illustration

UPDATE: 911 services partially back online, FCC investigates

CenturyLink and King County report most 911 calls are getting through.

 

The two suspects wore dark masks to conceal their faces. Redmond police are still investigating this crime. Photos courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Redmond police investigate armed robbery at local Jack in the Box

The two masked suspects came in wielding guns and made off with $180.

 

Redmond woman tied to ‘sham’ charity scheme

The defendants gained more than $1 million and gave very little to those they claimed to be helping.

Firefighters extinguish the garage fire in Redmond. The fire would have spread much more without the home’s sprinkler system. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Firefighters quell Redmond house fire

Firefighters from Redmond, Kirkland and Woodinville extinguished the fire with help from sprinklers.

Firefighters extinguish the garage fire in Redmond. The fire would have spread much more without the home’s sprinkler system. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond
Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration

‘Porch pirates’ plunder local packages

Eastside police departments spoke on the ‘porch pirate’ problem and ask locals to report the crime.

Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration
Vader served the Redmond Police Department for more than seven years and enjoyed a four-year retirement as the Hovenden family pet. Photos courtesy of RPD

Former Redmond police K-9 Vader, dies at 13

Vader served the department for more than 7 years and spent his retirement as a full-time family pet.

Vader served the Redmond Police Department for more than seven years and enjoyed a four-year retirement as the Hovenden family pet. Photos courtesy of RPD
Sky Metalwala has been missing for seven years. Photo courtesy of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Police plead for help in search for missing boy

Sky has been missing since Nov. 6, 2011 and turned 9 years old on Sept. 2.

Sky Metalwala has been missing for seven years. Photo courtesy of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

State Supreme Court bans life without parole for juveniles

Washington, along with 20 other states, will no longer sentence juveniles to life without parole.

A Microsoft store in New York. Bloomberg photo by Mark Kauzlarich

Former Microsoft director indicted for wire fraud

The former director of sports marketing and alliances attempted to embezzle nearly $1 million.

A Microsoft store in New York. Bloomberg photo by Mark Kauzlarich
Gail Genereau of Lake Forest Park scours the items recovered from the “Movie Bandits” burglaries in 2012 at the Redmond Police Department as the result of a Pro-Act investigation. She found some of her stolen jewelry. File Photo

Redmond’s Pro-Act unit leads in Eastside police collaboration

The unit is made up of five anonymous plain-clothes officers who work throughout the region.

Gail Genereau of Lake Forest Park scours the items recovered from the “Movie Bandits” burglaries in 2012 at the Redmond Police Department as the result of a Pro-Act investigation. She found some of her stolen jewelry. File Photo
Crews extinguished the fire quickly but the vehicle was fully destroyed. Photo courtesy of Redmond Police

Serial arsonist strikes seven Redmond vehicles

Police are investigating the arsons but have not yet arrested a suspect.

Crews extinguished the fire quickly but the vehicle was fully destroyed. Photo courtesy of Redmond Police
Redmond Police Department encourage locals to remove things such as backpacks, laptops, purses or anything of value to discourage prowlers. Photo courtesy of the RPD Twitter account

Redmond police emphasize community policing amid car prowl spike

Law enforcement is increasing community outreach after car prowls have increased over the years.

Redmond Police Department encourage locals to remove things such as backpacks, laptops, purses or anything of value to discourage prowlers. Photo courtesy of the RPD Twitter account
The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a video of the situation as seen through their traffic cameras. Screenshot courtesy of the WSDOT Twitter account

UPDATE: Man peacefully in custody after 520 bridge standoff

Police closed all lanes on the floating bridge after finding an uncooperative driver had a shot gun.

The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a video of the situation as seen through their traffic cameras. Screenshot courtesy of the WSDOT Twitter account
Kirkland firefighters and Puget Sound Energy staff examine the aftermath of a four-hour fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Village and “annihilated” Decks and Spas. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Locals rally around business incinerated by Rose Hill fire

A GoFundMe campaign for Kirkland’s Decks and Spas, formerly of Redmond, has raised $11,995 to rebuild the business.

Kirkland firefighters and Puget Sound Energy staff examine the aftermath of a four-hour fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Village and “annihilated” Decks and Spas. Kailan Manandic/staff photo
The dump truck was engulfed in flames when first responders arrived on the scene. Photos courtesy of Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson

Redmond woman dies in crash near Sammamish and Fall City

Two vehicles crashed near Tolt Hill Road along Redmond-Fall City Road, incinerating a dump truck.

The dump truck was engulfed in flames when first responders arrived on the scene. Photos courtesy of Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson
A group of F3 members perform “Handslap Merkins” as they wait for the other group to return from a run around the parking lot. Photo Courtesy of Brian “Dilfer” Gawthrop

F3 brings local men together for fitness, fellowship and faith

Reporter Kailan Manadic participates in a morning workout with the local men’s fitness group and is nicknamed after a well-known crime dog.

A group of F3 members perform “Handslap Merkins” as they wait for the other group to return from a run around the parking lot. Photo Courtesy of Brian “Dilfer” Gawthrop
Heat-map of Redmond bike theft reports for this year. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Bike thefts on the rise in Redmond

The number of bike theft reports in Redmond has more than quintupled over the past decade.

Heat-map of Redmond bike theft reports for this year. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department
Rep. Suzan DelBene talks with local parents about what they think of the Summer Meals program that aims to help hungry children. Kailan Manandic/staff Photo

Rep. Suzan DelBene helps feed Kingsgate kids

DelBene handed out free lunches at the Kingsgate Library Summer Meals program.

Rep. Suzan DelBene talks with local parents about what they think of the Summer Meals program that aims to help hungry children. Kailan Manandic/staff Photo
Bellevue police arrest the suspect as seen from as seen from King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter. Screenshot from the King County Sheriff Air Support YouTube page

Man arrested after two dozen dumpster fires in Bellevue, Redmond

The homeless man set between 22 and 24 dumpster fires before he was arrested by Bellevue police.

Bellevue police arrest the suspect as seen from as seen from King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter. Screenshot from the King County Sheriff Air Support YouTube page