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In brief: Bank robbery suspect says he had lost job

From Staff And Wire Reports

The man accused of robbing a South Hill bank Thursday reportedly cried as he told police officers he committed the crime because he had just lost the job he had held for 13 years and was about to lose his house.

Jared D. Bestrom, 37, was captured a short distance from the Wells Fargo Bank, 2910 E. 30th Ave., with cash falling out of his pockets, according to court documents. Bestrom reportedly told police that he was sorry and that his kids were going to hate him. He also said he should have run away to force the officer to shoot him, according to court documents.

Bestrom was ordered held on $25,000 bond during a brief court appearance Friday. His attorney said Bestrom’s criminal history contains two misdemeanors, including a conviction for reckless endangerment.

Lewis-McChord man held in wife’s death

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – A 20-year-old Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has been ordered held without bail for three days while police continue to investigate the shooting death of his 19-year-old wife at their Lakewood, Washington, apartment.

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Skylar Nemetz shot his wife in the back of the head with an AR-15 rifle Thursday night as she was sitting at a computer. The bullet traveled through her head into the computer screen.

Baby dies when left in car for six hours

PORTLAND – The father of an Oregon baby who died after being left in a parked car told police that he was supposed to take her to day care but forgot and went to work instead.

Investigators on Friday were still trying to sort out what happened Thursday in an Intel Corp. parking lot, Lt. Mike Rouches of the Hillsboro police said.

The father parked the car about 11 a.m. Authorities were called about 5 p.m., Rouches said.

The 6-month-old girl was unresponsive when emergency responders arrived, and the child had no obvious injuries, Rouches said.

The father took the baby to a doctor’s appointment on Thursday morning and afterward was supposed to take the child to day care.

Boat sinks; 2 rescued off Washington coast

SEQUIM, Wash. – The Coast Guard says a 67-foot recreational vessel with 700 gallons of diesel onboard has sunk off the coast of Washington state after a man and woman were rescued.

There is no report of a spill. The Coast Guard said the Washington Ecology Department is working with the owners to see if the vessel can be salvaged from 180 feet of water.

The vessel sank Friday north of Dungeness Spit, which is in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near the town of Sequim.

The people onboard the Lady A called for help at about 7:40 a.m. when it began taking on water. They were picked up by a 45-foot rescue boat from Port Angeles and did not require medical attention.

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