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June 19, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Wednesday Memo: Angry mob chases man … Police shooting … Metal thieves

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Mob chases groper in Seattle: A group of angry folks went after a man they believe groped a woman in Occidental Park in downtown Seattle Monday. Cops say they had to rescue the man (they also arrested him) from the crowd that chased him into Pioneer Square. Seattle police have the item on their blotter.

Lakewood police shoot, kill man: Police say a man with a gun in a duplex in the Tillicum area in Lakewood did something threatening in a confrontation and was shot dead by officers.

Metal thievery abounds: Someone in Spokane has been taking the brass fittings used to charge sprinkler systems in buildings. Like the stealing of copper wire that has happened on a large scale in the Seattle area, the Spokane thefts could pose danger.

The I-5 bridge across the Skagit River opened early this morning. Yay! We’re betting the folks who endured all that detoured traffic passing through are glad, too. (Although oversize and overweight vehicles still can’t cross the new, temporary bridge and will still be detoured.) Installation of the temporary span was finished yesterday.

The Bellevue massage therapist found dead: We’re wondering why police aren’t saying much about Nataliya Vabishchevich, who was found dead in her apartment Monday. All they will say is that there was foul play.

Soccer ball dribbler death: Likewise, we’d like to know more about the man arrested in the death of Richard Swanson, who was struck from behind by a pickup while walking along a highway in Oregon. All the story says is that the man arrested is in hospice?

Walla Walla sweets: If you like Walla Walla sweet onions, there’s good news. Some farmers have started harvesting them in Eastern Washington. Did you know it’s the official veggie of our state? Neither did we … KVEW reports.

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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com


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