Two charged in Sammamish homicide

September 23, 2014

Pair needs to be extradited from Canada

Two men have been charged with beating a Boeing manager to death with shovels and then stealing his credit cards and car before fleeing to Canada.

By Greg Farrar Sammamish police officer Kenny Williams adjusts crime barrier tape around two law enforcement vehicles on the curb in front of a home at the corner of Audubon Park Drive Southeast and Southeast 26th Place.

By Greg Farrar
Sammamish police officer Kenny Williams adjusts crime barrier tape around two law enforcement vehicles on the curb in front of a home at the corner of Audubon Park Drive Southeast and Southeast 26th Place.

Kevin David Patterson, 20, and Christopher Shade, 18, of Issaquah, are being held in British Columbia, Canada. King County prosecutors have charged them with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and theft of a motor vehicle.

Bail has been set at $2 million for each man. Police said the killing was Sammamish’s first homicide.

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Stolen property to be released to owners

February 25, 2014

Police are hoping to identify the owners of hundreds of items of stolen property and reunite people with their goods.

The items were stolen by a prolific duo that burglarized homes between Mill Creek, Wash., and Tigard, Ore., between January 2012 and July 2013.

Sammamish Police arrested Krystal Sweetman, 27, of Puyallup, and Steven Tipton, 27, of Tacoma, last July.

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