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December 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM
A man was injured when he was attacked by a group of women after he denied a cigarette to one of them, according to Seattle police.
Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said the victim was waiting for a bus at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle around 1 a.m. on Saturday when he was approached by a woman who asked him for a smoke.
When he refused, the woman became angry and began striking him, police said.
She was then joined in the attack by a group of her friends who struck him with their fists and stole his wallet from his backpack, police said.
The women fled on foot and the man flagged down a King County Metro Police deputy who then called Seattle police, Kappel wrote in the SPD Blotter.
The victim sustained minor injuries and the suspects, for whom descriptions were not provided, remain at large, police said.
November 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Seattle police are looking for a man who grabbed a young woman from behind, threw her down, covered her mouth and groped her after she got off the No. 7 bus just before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 4200 block of South Dawson Street.
The man ran away after the female, described by police as a juvenile, bit his hand, fought him and started screaming for help. She ran to a nearby residence.
An arrest has not been made.
The man ran west on South Dawson Street to 42nd Avenue South, and a witness saw him run south on 42nd Avenue South to Rainier Avenue South and then north on Rainier, according to police. A police dog tracked him to the 5200 block of Rainier Avenue South, police said. Surveillance video shows the man ran to a vehicle parked on Rainier Avenue South, police said.
Police reported the suspect was wearing something similar to a ski mask with cut outs for the eyes and nose. He’s described as 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, with short hair and wearing a dark blue jacket, blue jeans and white shoes.
October 26, 2013 at 9:34 PM
A 19-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking another man who refused to comply with demands to relinquish his backpack, Seattle police said.
At least five people participated in the beating, which occurred at about 6:40 a.m. at Third Avenue and Yesler Way, according to police.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with what police said was a “possible life-threatening head injury.” Neither the suspect nor the victim was identified by police.
Police said officers arrived on the scene within a minute of being called, and found the victim lying partially in the road. A witness told police the suspect struck the victim with a stick, hitting him on the face and head and knocking him to the ground. At least four — and possibly more — suspects kicked the victim when he was down, police said.
Several attackers headed south on a Metro bus. Police nabbed two of them near where they disembarked from the bus, and were able to quickly identify the primary attacker. He was booked into the King County Jail for felony assault and robbery. The other suspects remain at large.
Police are asking anyone with information to about the attack or the remaining suspects to call 911 or Seattle Police.
July 12, 2013 at 8:48 AM
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A 33-year-old Burley man is charged with ordering his pit bull to attack his father during an argument.
Steven J. Dalton is charged with felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, disability or permanent disfigurement.
Court records say police responding to a disturbance on July 1 found Dalton’s father with blood on his shirt, face and above his left eye. The father told police Dalton had hit him multiple times and then told the pit bull “to get him.”
Investigators say the father suffered a deep gash above his eye and had several bumps on his head.
May 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM
A woman was attacked early this morning at Cal Anderson Park when she came to the aid of a man who falsely claimed he had been the victim of a stabbing, according to Seattle police.
The woman told police she was walking through the park just after 4 a.m. when she heard a man yelling for help, claiming he had been stabbed. When the woman approached the man he stood up and pulled out a knife, police said.
The man put the knife in his pocket and put his arm through the woman’s arm as if he wanted to escort her. The two then walked through the park, according to police.
The man pushed the woman against a tree and held her there with his arm while he attempted to masturbate, police said. The victim told police the man became frustrated and pushed her to the ground.
Just then, two men came through the park walking a dog. The dog ran over to the man and woman. The armed man told the dog to leave, and the two men came over to retrieve their dog, police said.
The woman got up off the ground and walked away with the men and their dog. She then went to the Police Department’s East Precinct and reported the attack.
She described the attacker as a white man in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, with a thin build. She said he had bad acne on his face, bad teeth and short black hair. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, according to police.
Officers searched the park for the suspect and potential witnesses. During the search, officers encountered a group of men in the park, including one who partially matched the description of the suspect. Although he was not the assailant, police said he had a concealed sword, meat cleaver and black Airsoft revolver. He was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for investigation of weapons violation, police said.
April 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM
A woman has been jailed after she allegedly attacked her male roommate with an ax and hammer Wednesday night in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.
The victim told police that the incident near North 50th Street and Stone Way started when his 53-year-old roommate started yelling at him and his girlfriend while they were inside his bedroom.
He came out to tell her to go away. When he turned back toward his room, he was struck in the head with one of the weapons, according to Seattle police. He went back into his room.
A half-hour later, he said the angry roommate returned, broke down the door and swung a board at him.
Just after midnight, the victim called police and met them outside. Seattle police say the woman threw items at her front window and screamed at officers from inside the home.
When she refused to come out of the house, officers went through a back entrance and arrested her. She was booked into King County Jail for investigation of domestic violence assault.
Seattle Police Department spokesman Jeff Kappel said officers don’t know why she attacked her roommate.
February 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM
BREMERTON (AP) — An examination of a gray whale found dead at Bremerton showed scars from a severe killer whale attack in the past.
The 29-foot male was 2 or 3 years old and in poor nutritional condition with a thin layer of blubber. It had been attempting to feed on the bottom but its stomach contained only woody debris.
The whale was found dead Jan. 19 near the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The Navy towed it to Manchester for a necropsy examination Jan. 23. The examination was conducted by biologists with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department and Olympia-based Cascadia Research, which posted results on its website.
A Cascadia researcher, John Calambokidis, says the exact cause of death may be determined later from pending tests on organs and tissue.
September 19, 2012 at 9:32 AM
The News Tribune | Tacoma
A bloody weekend in Afghanistan hit home in the South Sound with the deaths of three Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers at the hands of one of their Afghan allies at a remote outpost near the Pakistan border, the Defense Department announced today.
The deaths are the first publicly known incident involving Afghan service members turning their weapons on Lewis-McChord soldiers this year. So far, 51 Western service members have been killed in Afghanistan in 2012 by men wearing the uniforms of the Afghan army or Afghan police, according to an Associated Press tally.
The dead were identified as 25-year-old Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena of Honolulu, 20-year-old Pfc. Genaro Bedoy of Amarillo, Texas, and 19-year-old Pfc. Jon R. Townsend of Claremore, Okla. The three were members of the 3rd Stryker Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Also killed was 22-year-old Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22 of Greenville, N.C. who was assigned to the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.
July 27, 2012 at 4:15 PM
The Associated Press
Two pit bull dogs running loose attacked a 3-year-old girl and 74-year-old woman Thursday night in south Seattle.
Police say the little girl, her sister and mother had just left church and were trying to climb into their car when one dog bit the girl in the face. The second dog bit the girl on the head, leaving two puncture wounds. Some men in the group chased off the dogs.
About a block away, they knocked down the 74-year-old woman. The dogs didn’t bite her, but she hit her head on the ground and also injured a hand.
Medics took the girl and the woman to a hospital for treatment.
Police searched but couldn’t find the dogs.
July 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM
The Associated Press
SPOKANE — Law enforcement officers in Spokane are searching for a naked man wanted in an early morning assault on a woman.
Police say the victim was taking a walk shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday when she reported a naked man approached her, attempted to take her watch, threw her to the ground and partially dragged her down an embankment.
After a brief struggle, the victim was able to get away from her attacker.
The attack occurred on Spokane’s lower South Hill and law officers are scouring the area.
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