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December 22, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Power restored on Capitol Hill

Update at 2:51 p.m.: Crews have restored power on Capitol Hill, Seattle City Light reports. The outage lasted about 80 minutes. Original post: Power outages have hit 3,468 customers in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattle City Light reports no known cause yet for the outages, largely clustered around East John and East Thomas streets. An initial…


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December 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Seattle police hit the streets with body cameras

A handful of Seattle police officers hit the streets Friday with new body cameras. The officers are assigned to the department’s East Precinct, which covers Capitol Hill and nearby neighborhoods. The officers have completed training and will now use the cameras as part of a pilot project to test two different brands of cameras over a six-month…


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November 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Protesters throw rocks, break windows on Capitol Hill; officer hurt

Protesters on Capitol Hill hurled a rock through a police-car window Saturday night, injuring an officer. The group also smashed windows at a business on 12th Avenue, according to the Seattle Police Department. The officer was treated by a medic at the scene. The group gathered at Seattle Community College late Saturday evening before marching on…


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November 17, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Man beaten and targeted with anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill

A man was beaten and was the target of anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill early Monday morning, according to Seattle police. Police say that the victim was attacked by three or four men while he was smoking a cigarette near Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street about 1:30 a.m.. The victim, police said, could not describe his attackers. The…


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November 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Bicyclist hit by car on Capitol Hill

UPDATE: 10:50 a.m. | The cyclist’s injuries are considered non-life threatening, according to a tweet from the Seattle Fire Department. ORIGINAL POST | A bicyclist was taken to Harborview Medical Center after being struck by a car on Capitol Hill Monday morning. Seattle Fire Department Lt. Harold Webb said the bicyclist was struck at 119 Summit Ave…


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October 12, 2014 at 9:59 AM

1 shot, 1 arrested after fight between ex-suitors in Capitol Hill

A man was arrested after he allegedly shot another man he saw with his ex-girlfriend in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood early Sunday morning, police said. The 24-year-old man found and confronted his former girlfriend and another ex-boyfriend at 11th Avenue and East Pike Street shortly before 2 a.m., according to the Seattle Police Department. He pulled out…


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October 9, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Close call: Firefighters rescue man from dump truck

A person was was taken to the  hospital after being pulled from a garbage truck on Capitol Hill, according to a Seattle Fire Department tweet. The homeless man was sleeping in a dumpster at 11th Avenue and Pike Street when a dump truck emptied the dumpster, KIRO-TV reports. The dump truck driver started to compact the load…


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October 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Man accused of hate crime after threatening whites, gays on Capitol Hill

A man denied entry into a Capitol Hill nightclub early Saturday was arrested after he threatened gays and whites, Seattle police said. The 28-year-old man, described as intoxicated by witnesses, was prevented from entering the club in the 1500 block of Broadway shortly after midnight, according to police. He became angry and reportedly said “all white people should die” and “all…


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September 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM

SPD says stepped-up Capitol Hill patrols are working

Stepped-up patrols on Capitol Hill that were ordered to address a recent spike in crime are already yielding dividends, the Seattle Police Department says. On Saturday night, cops arrested a juvenile for reportedly threatening to kill a security guard and, in a separate incident, nabbed a man for indecent liberties after seeing him grab a woman…


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September 6, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Saturday Memo: Grilling weather this weekend … Capitol Hill crime … Huskies home opener

Summer temps hanging around: We’re nearly through the first week of September, but the temperatures aren’t taking many cues from the calendar. Highs this weekend are in the mid-80s, and drop into the 70s next week. Police vow crackdown on Capitol Hill crime: Seattle Police chief Kathleen O’Toole on Friday promised the neighborhood would see…


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