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October 16, 2013 at 8:49 AM
BELLINGHAM (AP) — The landlord for a Bellingham apartment complex where a large party last weekend turned into a riot has given the names of tenants to investigators.
Hammer Properties owner Mike Hays also told The Bellingham Herald he’ll evict tenants who planned the block party. And, he’ll tack on a $500 fine for violating the lease at the Jersey Street apartments.
Hays says many residents are students at Western Washington University and their parents are co-signers. If evicted, they’ll have to keep paying rent until a new tenant moves in.
Officers broke up a Saturday night party in the courtyard of the apartments. But many partiers moved to a nearby park where the crowd grew and clashed with police.
October 15, 2013 at 5:35 PM
A woman in her 60s drove through a fence, off a parking lot and onto the roof of an apartment complex in Bothell this afternoon, according to police.
The woman had gone through a drive-through at a Chase bank near the intersection of 188th Place and Bothell Way near Bothell High School around 2:45 p.m. when she lost control of her car and drove through a fence at the end of the parking lot, Bothell police spokeswoman Denise Langford said.
The front of the woman’s white Hyundai went off an embankment overlooking a small apartment complex, and the front wheels landed on the complex’s roof, Langford said. A witness estimated the gap between the parking lot and the roof of the apartment complex to be “about a 15- to 20-foot drop.”
No one was injured, and the woman’s car has since been towed away, Langford said.
Brandyn Bitzer, an employee at Seattle Home Appliance next door, said he saw the whole thing happen, and it was a simple case of “somebody hitting the gas when they meant to hit the brake.” He said no real damage seemed to have been caused to the complex, and with the car removed, the only remaining sign of the accident was the broken fence.
July 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM
UPDATE 12:45 p.m.:| A container of butane gas stored in a refrigerator caused this morning’s $300,000 apartment fire on Beacon Hill, said Kyle Moore, Seattle Fire Department spokesman. More said the cannister of gas in the refrigerator was left open, and gas from the cannister seeped into the bottom of the refigerator to its electrical workings, resulting in an explosion. No one was injured.
UPDATE 11:30 a.m. | A Seattle Fire Department spokesman said the blaze started when a refrigerator ignited butane gas, causing an explosion. Damage is estimated at $300,000.
Previous post from The Associated Press:
UPDATE: 8:30 a.m. | There were no injuries in a two-alarm fire that burned three units of an apartment building Wednesday morning in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.
Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says 32 people live in the four-story building and everyone got out safely. The Red Cross is helping people who have been displaced.
Moore says the fire was called in to 911 at 5:35 a.m. Arriving firefighters saw a column of black smoke coming from a third-story apartment with flames spreading to units above and below.
One resident said he was awakened by the sound of his stove exploding. Other residents also reported hearing a boom. Moore says the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
There are no sprinklers in the older building. Residents heard alarms sounding.
UPDATE: 7:55 a.m. Six units were damaged and there were no injuries, according to Seattle Fire.
UPDATE: 6:30 a.m. | The fire has been put out. Someone did live in the apartment where the fire started. The fire department says 32 people live in the apartment building in all. The Red Cross has been called in to assist them.
UPDATE: 6 a.m. | No occupants were found in the three units that were burning.
The Seattle Fire Department is tweeting that there is a two-alarm fire in a Beacon Hill apartment complex in the 1100 block of South Massachusetts Street, east of I-5 just south of I-90.
The fire has spread to three units, according to the fire department.
More information will be available as soon as possible.
October 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM
A 19-year-old man was shot while in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Kent last night, according to Kent police.
Police were called to the Waterford Apartments in the 23400 block of 61st Avenue South about 8:40 p.m. after getting calls about gunfire in the area.
Officers responding to the call found the man with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was treated at the scene and then taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His condition wasn’t available.
Police used dogs to search for a gunman, but were unsuccessful.
Detectives are asking for your help. Anyone who was in the Lakes neighborhood of downtown Kent around 8:40 last night and saw anything suspicious is asked to call 253-856-5808.
July 5, 2012 at 7:08 AM
UPDATE AT 2:26 P.M.: Puyallup police say the victim is out of surgery and recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at Tacoma General Hospital. His condition is listed as serious.
The suspect has been booked into the Pierce County Jail for investigation of first-degree assault and robbery.
ORIGINAL POST: A 26-year-old Puyallup man was shot and critically wounded late Wednesday at an apartment complex in Puyallup, according to Puyallup police. The suspect is described as a 32-year-old man who lives at the same apartment building. Police said the suspect fled the scene at first but returned an hour later. He was arrested and booked into jail on assault charges.
The victim, who was shot in the stomach, was taken to Tacoma General Hospital. It’s not clear whether the suspect and victim know each other, but “words were exchanged” between the two men before the shooting, said Puyallup Police Department Capt. Scott Engle.
Engle said police do not yet know what the two men were arguing about before the shooting.
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