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October 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM
A skateboarder suffered serious injuries on Sunday night after a minivan rode over him and trapped him in North Seattle.
At 5 p.m. a male pedestrian attacked a man’s blue minivan with a skateboard at the intersection of 15th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 80th Street.
The skateboarder apparently blocked the path of the minivan at the traffic light and yelled racial slurs at the driver of the van, Seattle police stated. The pedestrian then shattered the vehicle’s windshield with his skateboard.
The minivan rolled forward and ran over the pedestrian, who then became trapped. Bystanders picked up the rear of the minivan and pulled him to safety, according to police.
The pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. Seattle police continue to investigate the accident.
October 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Update| 1:43 p.m.
Bellevue police report the man and his two children who went missing Friday night have been found safe today.
The infant twin boys are back with their mother while the 26-year-old father was taken to a hospital for mental evaluation.
Earlier, we reported that Bellevue police were asking for the public’s help in locating the Bellevue man and his sons.
Laura Torres reported to police that her fiance has been depressed due to the recent death of his brother and that she worried about her sons’ well-being.
She last saw him and the twins at her workplace, where he brought her coffee at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Torres said her fiance wasn’t acting unusual and that he planned to go to the mall and later to her grandmother’s apartment to pickup their 3-year-old daughter. He didn’t show up at the grandmother’s residence and when Torres arrived home, he and the boys were missing.
October 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM
One woman was killed and another injured in a two-car rollover collision early today in which the driver and all the occupants of one of the cars fled, Seattle police said.
The driver was arrested after she called home, and her mother returned her to the scene, according to police.
The crash occurred shortly before 4 a.m. at 23rd Avenue South and South King Street. Police found one woman dead and another injured.
The 29-year-old driver was booked into King County Jail for investigation of vehicular homicide and hit and run.
October 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Seattle police are investigating a hit-and-run in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South that seriously injured a 40-year-old pedestrian about 10:40 p.m. Saturday.
Police report that one person said a vehicle struck the pedestrian and took off without rendering aid. Another person described the vehicle as gray, but there was no further description, police said.
The pedestrian was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious, possibly life-threatening injuries.
Police, who arrived at the scene as the Seattle Fire Department was treating the man, say they could not find any witnesses to the collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact Seattle Police.
September 7, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Police have arrested a 21-year-old in connection with the Friday night stabbing of a 16-year-old male at Second Avenue and Pine Street.
The arrest was made in Tukwila.
Seattle police responded to the stabbing just before 8 p.m. Friday. The victim, who had been hanging out with a group of friends, was stabbed five times in the back. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with injuries that were considered life-threatening, according to a Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman.
Police reported the victim knew his attackers and that witnesses were suspected gang members and uncooperative in the investigation.
Later, a female approached a Tukwila police officer at a light-rail station, Seattle police said today. She pointed out two people and told Tukwila police that they had been involved in a Seattle stabbing, police said. Tukwila officers detained the two and Seattle gang-unit detectives came to interview them. A 21-year-old suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault.
September 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Seattle police arrested a 22-year-old man after shots were fired inside a Belltown bar about 1 a.m. today, as the bar was closing. No one was injured.
Police said a man fired shots inside Cellars Restaurant & Lounge in the 2100 block of First Avenue. Officers saw the suspect run out of the club, according to police spokeswoman Renee Witt, and chased him to the 2100 block of Western Avenue, where he was arrested. The suspect apparently dropped a 9mm handgun on the sidewalk and one of the bar’s bouncers stepped on the gun until officers could retrieve it, according to Witt.
The man was booked into the King County Jail for a weapons violation.
Bullet holes were seen in the bar’s ceiling, police said.
September 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Two Seattle police officers were treated at Harborview Medical Center for minor injuries, after they were hurt while making an arrest about 11 p.m. Friday, police said.
According to Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt, the officers were on routine patrol when someone flagged them down in the 1100 block of East Union Street to say a man nearby was “acting crazy.”
The man, 31, approached two people and the officers saw him throw a punch at the two, according to Witt. Then, as the officers tried to arrest the man, he began throwing punches and fighting with the officers, Witt said.
One officer suffered a sore right knee and a cut on his right hand, according to Witt, while the other officer’s right hand was bruised.
The man was found to have a Department of Corrections escape warrant. Once he is released from Harborview, police say he will be booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault.
March 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM
A 41-year-old inmate who died Thursday in the Snohomish County Jail has been identified as Leon B. Moore of Snohomish, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
When corrections staff went to check on Moore in the jail’s medical facility they found he was not breathing and unresponsive. CPR was performed by paramedics who were called to the scene.
The cause and manner of his death is pending further studies by the examiner’s office and a death investigation is being conducted by sheriff’s detectives, as is standard procedure.
March 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has identified 51-year-old David C. Murray as the pedestrian who was killed Friday morning when he was struck by a pickup on Airport Way between Highway 99 and Admiralty Way in South Everett.
Murray was dead when deputies arrived at the scene of the incident at about 6 a.m. Friday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
May 5, 2012 at 9:07 PM
A 52-year-old man operating a homemade motorized bicycle died on state Highway 9 in Skagit County, after colliding with a Jeep Saturday afternoon.
Washington State Patrol report Joseph Duncan of Auburn was heading southbound at 3:41 p.m. on the highway near Skagit River Bridge when he crossed in front of a northbound vehicle driven by a 41-year-old man of Mount Vernon. Duncan died on the scene.
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