Brier anti-war protester enters not-guilty plea

EVERETT – An anti-war protester arrested in Everett on June 30 has pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Paul Staiger, 50 of Brier was arraigned in Everett Municipal Court on Wednesday. He faces fines and possible jail time for the misdemeanor charges.

He is next scheduled to appear in court Sept. 18.

Staiger was arrested during one of the weekly demonstrations at Hewitt and Colby avenues. Police said his behavior was threatening and he held a sign to block the lighted crosswalk sign.

Police also said he declined to identify himself and officers feared he had a possible weapon as he reached for his protest sign.

Police searching for home-robbery suspects

Police were unable to find three men suspected of a home-invasion robbery in south Everett late Wednesday.

Three men armed with handguns reportedly forced their way into a home occupied by four Hispanic men about 8 p.m. in the 800 block of 112th Street SW, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rich Niebusch said.

The robbers allegedly demanded cash, then stole a Chevy Tahoe that was parked out front, Niebusch said.

Half an hour later, a sheriff’s deputy saw a Tahoe matching the stolen SUV’s description at the intersection of 19th Street and Broadway in Everett. The Tahoe sped away when the deputy tried to pull it over, Niebusch said.

The deputy chased the Tahoe until it stopped at the intersection of 19th and Pine streets. Three men got out of the vehicle and ran, Niebusch said.

The sheriff’s office used a helicopter and dogs to try to find the men, and Everett police helped patrol the area, but the suspects were never found.

The incident remains under investigation.

Darrington: Teen dies when truck strikes tree

A 17-year-old Darrington girl died early Wednesday when the pickup she was driving lost control and struck a tree alongside the Mountain Loop Highway.

The teen was accompanied by an 18-year-old woman, also from Darrington, about 3 a.m. when her Chevy pickup veered into a ditch on the Darrington side of the highway, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rich Niebusch said.

The truck came back up onto the highway, then crossed both lanes and went off the other shoulder. It struck a tree and flipped over, Niebusch said.

The 17-year-old died, and the 18-year-old was treated for minor injuries at a nearby health clinic.

Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to determine what caused the collision.

From Herald staff reports

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