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Media Interview

While Gene E. Piculell, J.D., has successfully represented thousands of clients in cases that receive no media attention at all, many of Mr. Piculell's cases have been high profile cases generating local and national media attention including:

A suspect is in custody after a motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash Thursday night, the police department announced. Driver in custody after second fatal hit-and-run of night in Auburn – KIRO 7 News Seattle

Police here have arrested three people in a shooting . . . that took the life of a 19-year-old man. https://komonews.com/news/local/3-arrested-in-fatal-federal-way-shooting-gang-rivalry-blamed  


Two registered sex offenders were arrested within days of each other last week, adding to the growing number of men charged with attempting to pay underage girls for sex, according to King County prosecutors . . . http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/more-arrests-made-of-men-seeking-underage-girls-for-sex/        

5 teens charged with murder in Everett mother's death. https://www.kiro7.com/news/north-sound-news/1-dead-1-injured-in-everett-shooting/660106818/        

Three people were arrested after break-ins at three different marijuana shops Monday morning in Kitsap County, and detectives are now trying to figure out if the crimes are connected to other burglaries in the area. https://komonews.com/news/local/3-arrested-after-pot-shop-break-ins-in-kitsap     


Five high school students were charged on Friday with second-degree attempted rape in an attack on a special-education student . . . http://www.people.com/article/five-high-school-students-attempted-rape                                           

Police say they have arrested a man who reportedly assaulted a woman with a baseball bat and then barricaded himself inside a North Seattle apartment building, sparking an hours-long standoff and the evacuation of several residents there. https://komonews.com/news/local/swat-team-responds-to-man-barricaded-at-bitter-lake-apartments

          
Seattle Seahawk [ ]  was ordered to undergo domestic-violence counseling . . .  after being arrested for minor assault against his girlfriend that http://old.seattletimes.com/html/seahawks/2002999059_hawk17.html   Attorney, Gene Piculell, said his client will ask a judge to let him enter a counseling program at his next court appearance in October. [He] will also participate in domestic-violence counseling offered by the NFL, he said http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Sep/18/sp/sp15a.html           

    

Police searching for "armed and dangerous" man near North Bend https://komonews.com/news/local/police-searching-for-armed-and-dangerous-man-near-north-bend   


Attorney wanted charges dropped over Detectives past . . . Attorney Gene Piculell. . . said prosecutors should have told him that the detective's actions prompted a judge to dismiss child-rape charges . . .  Detective read two letters that the suspect wrote to his attorney -- writings that she knew were confidential because of the attorney-client privilege, according to court documents http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Rape-suspect-must-stand-trial-1241748.php  Jury split on rape of stroke victim . . . Gene Piculell, said the woman has given conflicting accounts of what happened. He said the jurors were "obviously reasonable individuals, and they saw significant problems with the evidence.”  Darboe is accused of repeatedly raping and sexually abusing the patient at Kindred Hospital http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Jury-split-on-rape-of-stroke-victim-1242417.php    


Washington’s Most Wanted . . . King County fugitive was arrested yesterday morning http://q13fox.com/2016/06/13/shaun-tubbs-armed-and-dangerous-14-time-convicted-felon-wanted-in-king-county/           


Police seize Maserati in South Seattle gunfight case . . . Witnesses say the gunmen took off in the black sedan and a brown Maserati http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com


Police: Murder plot had wrong woman. A Puyallup woman was mistakenly targeted for murder because of her name. http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/2015/07/14/police-seize-maserati-in-south-seattle-gunfight-case/ 

Seattle police detectives arrested man Tuesday who they believe is a suspect in a violent robbery at a Rainier Beach doughnut shop . . . The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force spotted the man Tuesday near 12th Avenue and Jackson Street . . . https://www.q13fox.com/washingtons-most-wanted/police-arrest-man-suspected-in-brutal-beating-of-seattle-king-donuts-founders


Another young woman has come forward, saying she was raped by a . . .  former youth minister . . .  in Redmond . . . “{He} maintains his innocence," said his attorney Gene Piculell . . .
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Second-young-woman-accuses-former-youth-minister-1240521.php   

 
Pierce County prosecutors have charged four men with second-degree murder in connection with last week’s deadly shooting in a South Tacoma alley http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2010/03/31/four-more-charged-in-deadly-south-tacoma-shooting/   


A King County Sheriff's deputy is accused selling cameras that were stolen from a local fire station on Ebay http://www.policecrimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=36                                


Troopers say they arrested one of the  [ ] Most Wanted fugitives Tuesday morning in Bellevue, thanks to Crime Stoppers tips from ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’ viewers. { } had a $750,000 warrant for his arrest and was featured this past weekend on the show http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Washington-s-most-wanted-violent-felons-6293494.php  


A Seattle father accused of duping a process server, two judges and Texas police into helping him kidnap his own daughter now faces felony charges. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Seattle-dad-accused-of-duping-court-to-steal-5368646.php   


Heroin, cocaine found on suspects after drive-by shooting in Tacoma  Three gunshots drew Tacoma police to a car that then led officers on a high-speed pursuit for 20 miles. http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article37937223.html     


Seattle police detectives said a man who barricaded himself in a crawlspace Tuesday in the city's International District was also involved in a violent robbery at a Rainier Beach doughnut shop in early January. The 21-year-old man led U.S. Marshals and police on a brief chase. http://komonews.com/news/local/police-arrest-suspect-in-violent-robbery-at-donut-shop      

A man became so angry at a group of people making noise with a blow horn that he pulled a gun on them, aimed it at one person's head and sparked an hours-long standoff at a North Bend apartment overnight, police said. Police: Man angered by air horn holds gun to kid's head, opens fire in motel (turnto10.com)


Bellevue massage therapist accused of groping clients. Police say masseur sexually assaulted 1 woman, tried to molest 2 others. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/article/Bellevue-massage-therapist-accused-of-groping-7388652.php    

Kent man is charged with impersonating Officer. A mechanic who services the city of Bellevue's police vehicles was charged yesterday in Kittitas County with drunken driving and impersonating a police officer. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Prosecutors-Millions-of-stolen-shellfish-sold-at-2282725.php        


Seattle police set up massage parlor in sex-sting operation . http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/seattle-pd-arrests-155-men-in-massage-parlor-sting-operation/ 


The police department’s Vice and High Risk Victims Unit arrested 204 men
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/14/seattle-police-arrest-204-men-in-massage-parlor-se/ 


A suspected drunken driver was arrested in Milton Wednesday evening, after trying to elude police and crashing his car, narrowly missing a child. According to Milton Police, another driver reported the man driving erratically on southbound komonews.com/news/.../suspected-drunk-driver-arrested-after-crashing-car-in-milton                                                                                                            


A man is clinging to life Wednesday after he was shot multiple times outside a Kent apartment complex overnight, police said. A second man is in custody. Officers and medics responded to the scene, the Rock Creek Landing apartment complex komonews.com/.../man-shot-multiple-times-outside-kent-apartments-suspect-arrested  One of those callers was a woman who claimed to be the ex-girlfriend of the shooter and reported that her ex-boyfriend, Orn, shot their neighbor. https://www.seattlepi.com/.../crime/.../Charge-Man-survives-being-shot-10-times-in-K.    


Two men have been arrested on rape charges after a woman who communicated with one of them through an online dating site said she was sexually assaulted and had property stolen once she entered their Redmond apartment, police said Thursday. http://q13fox.com/2017/06/08/2-redmond-men-arrested-on-rape-charges-victim-met-one-through-online-dating-site/   


Auburn Couple  . . . . Charged with Animal Cruelty https://www.safehorses.org/komo-tv-auburn-couple-accused-of-starving-horse-charged-with-animal-cruelty/      

A Bellevue police officer has been charged with reckless driving for crashing his patrol car while speeding, lights flashing, to an off-duty meeting with his child's teacher. https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=20000531&slug=4023854        

Prosecutors say dentist tried to burn office . . . Charges: Bellevue dentist tries to burn office down by lighting medical masks, gowns on fire – KIRO 7 News Seattle

3 Arrested in Fatal Federal Way Shooting . . .  | KOMO (komonews.com)

Police chase . . . . Police chase ends in I-405 lane closures in Kirkland | The Seattle Times

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