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September 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Seattle police detectives are asking the public for help with identifying three people in connection with the robbery of a 33-year-old man in Belltown last week, according to a police news release.
The victim was found unconscious, without his phone or wallet, near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Lenora Street early in the morning on Sunday, Sept. 15, after leaving a wedding reception.
Surveillance video released by the police department shows the man talking to two men and a woman on the sidewalk around 1:40 a.m., before the robbery. Detectives have not yet identified the people in the video, the release said.
Anyone who recognizes them or has any information about the case is asked to call Seattle police’s Robbery Unit at 206-684-5535. Anonymous tips are welcome.
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.
July 25, 2013 at 9:12 AM
A man was stabbed in the neck during a fight in Belltown last night,Seattle police said.
Officers responded to reports of a fight at First Avenue and Lenora Street shortly before 7 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department. When officers arrived, both the suspect and the victim ran south through an alley, but were stopped and detained, police said.
Officers said the victim had suffered significant injuries to the throat, but no vital areas were hit. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
During the interview, the victim said he was cut when he fell on a broken glass bottle, but his injuries were not consistent with his explanation, according to police. The suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail.
January 22, 2013 at 6:36 AM
Seattle police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Belltown about 3 a.m. today.
Few details were available, but police said the victim was shot in the stomach near Second Avenue and Cedar Street, and ran two block to Fourth Avenue, where he collapsed.
He was taken to Harborview Medical C enter. The seriousness of his injuries was not known.
January 21, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Seattle Police Monday evening arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with a stabbing in Belltown about 5 p.m.
The victim, stabbed in the abdomen near Second and Blanchard, was treated by Fire Department medics and taken to Harborview Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury.
Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson said officers responded to reports of a fight between two men, one of whom had a knife.
When officers arrived, they found a man in an alley with a stab wound to his abdomen. Officer found the suspect a short distance away.
Neither the victim nor the suspect was cooperative with officers, Jamieson said. Police found a knife with blood on it in the parking lot where the suspect was found.
Witnesses told police the incident started as a fight between the two men, possibly about drugs, and then one pulled a knife.
The suspect was also taken to the hospital for treatment of an injured ankle, and was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault.
January 13, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Staff reporter Sarah Freishtat is checking out the fans’ scene around Seattle. Bars and restaurants opened as early as 8 a.m., and the Seahawks faithful filled the seats.
1:24 p.m: Disappointment, then a look ahead
After the anguishing loss, fans at Goofy’s in North Seattle were working on acceptance – and looking forward.
“It’ll be a depressing six months,” said lifelong fan Stew Christenson. “We’ll work on next season.”
Laurie Fagerland, new to football fandom, said the playoff run was worth it, even though the Hawks lost.
“It’s like we finally have a team,” she said.
12:45 p.m. ‘Seattle’s thirsty’ for victory
With the Seahawks within one touchdown, some fans are beginning to look to the future. At Goofy’s, Tanner Lingafelter said it’s about time Seattle brought home a title, no matter what the sport is.
“Seattle’s thirsty. We need something, ” he said.
But first things first. This game. Now. With three scores in a row, Lingafelter said the Hawks have finally figured out their strategy against Atlanta: just keep passing.
11:47 a.m: Down 20-0, but hope springs eternal
With the Seahawks down 20-0 as the second half starts, fans at Sport aren’t giving up.
“If it wasn’t for last week I’d probably be crying,” said Daria Cassese, a nurse at Children’s hospital. “But I’m hopeful we can pull this out.”
Josh Wallace, a regular at the bar, who just finished service in the Army, also said anything is possible after last week’s win over the Washington Redskins.
“I can’t be down, we still have a whole other half left,” he said.
11:26 a.m: With the Hawks down on the scoreboard, worry creeps in
Ben Richeson and his group of Kentuckians-turned-Seahawks fans are regulars at Sport Restaurant and Bar at Fisher Plaza in Seattle, about two blocks from where he lives. Although not a native, he says it was easy to become a fan.
“All it really takes to be a Seahawks fan is to go to one game,” he said. “Although it’s not feeling so good to be a Seahawks fan right now,” he added as the Falcons scored.
His support for the team may be helped by another member of his group, diehard fan Kerry Fields. Fields’ parents flew to Atlanta to watch the game, where they said Hawks fans were out in full force.
9:48 a.m: Is it Black Friday? No, but Seahawks fan camps out early anyway
Austin Roupe was first in line at Spitfire, arriving outside the doors at 7:26 this morning to ensure enough seats for his group of 20. Along with his folding chairs, blankets, and coffee, he had a maple bar and Seahawks doughnut for good luck.
“I beat all the employees and got some weird looks,” he said. “But I wasn’t sleeping anyway. I was too excited. I felt like it was Black Friday.”
9: 35 a.m: At Spitfire in Belltown, former Falcons fan undergoes Seahawks conversion
Almost every table at Spitfire in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood was filled by 8:45 a.m. today, even though the bar wasn’t supposed to be open until 9 a.m. Christina Rollins, decked out in a neon green zip-up with a Seahawks jersey underneath, calls this her initiation game. The former Falcons fan is rooting against her home team today.
“It’s time I just finally committed to the Hawks,” the yoga instructor said. “I may pass out, depending on how the game goes.”
Matthew Weatherly and John Townsend couldn’t quite bring themselves to do the same. The Falcons’ season-ticket holders were dressed head to toe in red and black, even though they’ve been in Seattle for about two years. Townsend even dragged his fiancée, a Seattle native, to watch the game today, although he couldn’t get her to root for the falcons.
“We can’t hide today,” Weatherly said.
November 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM
Court documents charging 22-year-old Hever Zuniga-Guzman with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a man outside a Belltown nightclub last month say the suspect was identified through his Facebook account.
According to charging documents filed in King County Superior Court on Thursday, Faustino Cervantes, 21, was fatally stabbed by a man who was described by witnesses as having a “distinctive hair style” after the two men got into an argument outside of Tia Lou’s on First Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. on Friday.
The fight broke up quickly, charging documents say, but the victim was stabbed after the suspect followed him and his friends to their vehicle.
One witness told police she didn’t know the suspect’s name but had seen him around and knew they had mutual acquaintances, court documents say. The woman was able to find the suspect’s name by looking through her friends’ Facebook accounts, charging documents say.
Zuniga-Guzman, of Renton, is being held in the King County Jail on $1 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 15.
October 29, 2012 at 10:12 PM
A man who was fatally stabbed near a nightclub in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood early Friday has been identified as 21-year-old Faustino Cervantes by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Cervantes was walking with his girlfriend shortly before 2 a.m. outside of Tia Lou’s on the 2200 block of First Avenue when he became involved in an argument with four men, according to the Seattle Police Department. Before the couple could reach their car a block away, at least one of the men stabbed Cervantes in the abdomen.
Witnesses told police the suspects drove away in a gray truck or SUV and that there may have been people recording the altercation with their cellphones.
Detectives do not think the stabbing was a random act, said police spokesman Jeff Kappel.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Seattle Police Homicide Unit at 206-684-5550.
The homicide is Seattle’s 25th this year, five more than in all of 2011.
October 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM
Seattle police arrested a young couple who each allegedly punched a woman during a bizarre altercation outside a Belltown nightclub early Saturday morning.
The 21-year-old man and his girlfriend, each convicted felons, were booked into King County Jail on investigation of assault and illegally possessing a handgun, according to an item posted on the Seattle Police Department Blotter.
The incident started a little before 2:30 a.m. when the man approached another woman outside the club in the 100 block of Bell Street, according to police. That angered his girlfriend, leading her to punch the other woman.
“While they were fighting, the male apparently decided he was no longer romantically interested in the victim, and he too punched the victim in the face,” police said.
During the fight, a gun apparently fell out of the man’s sweatpants, and his girlfriend allegedly picked it up and pointed it at the victim, police said.
It’s illegal for a convicted felon to possess a firearm.
Police recovered the gun and arrested the couple.
October 26, 2012 at 5:33 AM
UPDATE: 9:33 a.m. | A man walking with his girlfriend was stabbed to death following an argument with four men.
The man, believed to be in his early 20s, was with his girlfriend outside Tia Lou’s nightclub in the 2200 block of First Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. when he got into an argument with at least four men, according to Seattle police.
The young couple tried to walk away to their car, which was a block away, but sometime during the confrontation, one of the group of four stabbed the man in the chest and he fell to the ground.
Someone called 911 and medics arrived, but despite their efforts, the man died at the hospital.
The four men believed responsible for the killing got into a gray truck of SUV and took off north on First Avenue. Police looked for the men and the vehicle, but didn’t find them.
There may be photos or video of what happened leading up to the stabbing, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson
Witnesses have told detectives that people watching the disturbance captured images of the scene on their cellphones or other recording devices. Police would like those witnesses to come forward with that evidence.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Seattle Police Homicide Unit at 206- 684-5550.
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