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Recent Crime News
Monday | via Ballard News-Tribune
On October 10, officers responded to a burglary at the 800 block of Northwest 85th Street. A witness told officers that she saw a man run from a business late in the night. Comment?
Friday Oct 17 | via KOMO News
A man told officers he did, in fact, feel physically threatened by the 80-year-old motel owner he was arrested for allegedly assaulting Tuesday afternoon in North Seattle because the elderly victim "knows Kung Pow" and is "strong for his age." Officers were called to the Orion Motel in the 12000 block of Aurora Avenue North around 12:20 p.m. for reports of a former guest assaulting the motel's owner. Comment?
Friday Oct 17 | via KLKN
Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward the tiny British territory of Bermuda as residents braced for damaging winds and life-threatening storm surge, while the prime minister urged people in low-lying areas to... Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a huge Category 4 storm on Friday and the head of the tiny British territory urged people to seek high ground due to seas that could rise 45 feet . Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort. Comment?
Friday Oct 17 | via The Republic
Shots were fired into police stations and patrol cars at two towns before a suspect was arrested in a shooting with officers at a third city in an hour-long spree Wednesday night about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Police couldn't say Thursday morning whether the suspect had a grudge or what may have motivated the gunfire. Comment?
Thursday Oct 16 | via Christian Science Monitor
Shots were fired into police stations and patrol cars at two towns before a suspect was arrested in a shootingwith officers at a third city in an hour-long spree Wednesday night about 30 miles northeast of Seattle . Police couldn't say Thursday morning whether the suspect had a grudge or what may have motivated the gunfire. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 15 | via Seattle Times
Police are searching for two men charged with fatally shooting a man in Pioneer Square, then opening fire outside Union Station on the victim's companions with an assault rifle. King County prosecutors charged King County residents Jesus Chavez-Carrillo and Jose Ortega-De La Mora, both 20, with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the June 22 shooting death of Mykola Shevchuk. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via Queen Anne & Magnolia News
The summer dustiness in our gardens has now been successfully washed away. The rains have returned with full gusto. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 8 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Today in "you can't make this up," police arrested a woman in the Greenwood area early Saturday morning after her friend claimed she attacked him with nunchucks, Seattle police say. A man flagged down officers near the 100 block of Northwest 85th Street while following a woman about 12:20 a.m., reports indicate. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 8 | via KOMO News
A man on a wildly intoxicated post-wedding quest for more alcohol early last Friday in SoDo was shot in the thigh by a robber and failed to notice until the next day, according to the Seattle Police Department. According to the police report for the incident, the victim and his girlfriend were celebrating a friend's wedding Thursday night at the friend's loft near First Avenue South and South Horton Street. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 7 | via KUOW-FM Seattle
Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle are hotspots for crime that involves hatred of targeted groups of people, according to Seattle Police." title="" class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content"> Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people are the most frequent victims of what police call "malicious harassment," with blacks the second most frequent category. Comment?
Monday Oct 6 | via Seattle Times
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, on the job since June, told the City Council on Monday that robberies are down citywide. In her first progress report to the City Council, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said her department is making strides in dealing with crime problems, largely by combining data and community input to focus on when and where illegal activity is occurring and directing enforcement toward it. Comment?
Thursday Oct 2 | via Seattle Times
A 19-year-old homeless man from Texas was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, accused of shooting a 22-year-old man multiple times at Second Avenue Extension South and Yesler Way on Sept. 24. Melvin Dees collapsed in Fortson Square, a triangle of park space east of Pioneer Square, and was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, where he died during surgery, police and prosecutors say. Comment?
Thursday Oct 2 | via KOMO News
A 19-year-old man suspected of shooting an unarmed victim at a busy downtown Seattle intersection two weeks ago was charged Thursday with first-degree murder. The suspect, Kenneth Bernard Jones Jr., was charged in King County Superior Court and ordered held on $2 million bail. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 1 | via Capitol Hill Blog
The suspects in last Thursday's early-morning carjacking on the backside of Pike/Pine near 10th and Seneca apparently had a long drive ahead of them. Los Angeles police have made arrests in connection with the armed robbery, CHS has learned. Comment?
Monday Sep 29 | via KOMO News
Two would-be robbers armed with brass knuckles saw a man walking with what they believed was a purse last week in Wallingford and decided they better take it from him, according to the Seattle Police Department. According to the police report for the incident, the victim was walking on North 46th Street around 4:40 p.m. Sept. Comment?
Friday Sep 26 | via Seattle Times
The young man who was fatally shot in Pioneer Square on Wednesday was known by friends and family for his big, warm smile, positive energy and dapper good looks. Melvin V. "TayTay" Dees, 22, died after he was shot several times near Yesler Way and the Second Avenue Extension South around 10:40 a.m. Witnesses told police Dees had been in an argument with another man before he was shot. Comment?
Friday Sep 26 | via Kirkland Reporter
The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Kirkland Reporter police blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Kirkland, which average about 1,000 per week. Comment?
Monday Sep 22 | via WNYC-AM New York
The Ferguson story has moved off the streets and into the grand jury room, which is to say that there is a lull in the reporting in this otherwise emotive story. The quiet is a good time to take stock of just how well NPR has done so far. Comment?
Monday Sep 22 | via Crosscut.com
On the fall ballot, Washington voters will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives - one calling for expanded background checks, the other keeping the current system of background checks in place. These are two of only three statewide gun control measures on November ballots anywhere in the country. Comment?
Sep 19, 2014 | via KOMO News
A Seattle man is facing robbery and assault charges following a South Lake Union crime spree that saw two people stabbed. Accused of knifing two people and holding up an third in a knifepoint robbery, John Fecteau is alleged to have admitted to the Sept. Comment?
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