Newcastle Police catch car prowler

June 11, 2014

NEW — 5:10 p.m. June 11, 2014

A 23-year-old Renton man will be charged in connection with eight car prowls and one shed break-in that occurred in Newcastle May 30-June 2, according to a statement from Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine.

Detective Christy Marsalisi caught the man when an observant employee saw him checking vehicles in a business parking lot, Irvine said.

“He later confessed to additional crimes,” she said. “In his confession, the man told us he threw some items he did not want in the bushes.”

Residents are encouraged to call the non-emergency dispatch at 206-296-3311 if they find any property of value. Also, if you had items stolen from your car and did not report it, call the non-emergency number, or file a report online at www.reporttosheriff.org. Read more

Liberty basketball team hosts 3-on-3 tourney June 14

June 11, 2014

NEW — 11 a.m. June 11, 2014

The Liberty High School boys basketball team played its final minute of the season in February, but the work never stops for the Patriots, who have a busy summer on tap.

Liberty’s long list of summer events began May 30 with its first golf fundraiser at Renton’s Maplewood Golf Course. More than 130 people attended the golf tournament, which also included a banquet and silent auction.

Assistant coach Steve Kelley, a former Seattle Times columnist, was the banquet’s master of ceremonies, while former Seahawks Mack Strong and Paul Moyer were special guest speakers.

“I was so thankful for everybody’s generosity,” Liberty basketball coach Omar Parker said. “I looked out at all the people there to support Liberty basketball, and I got a little emotional.” Read more