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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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September 2, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Police step up patrols on Capitol Hill after string of robberies

Police are increasing patrols around Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in response to reports of more than 20 robberies that have occurred in the area in the past month. Officers believe two or three groups of people are responsible for the 22 robberies near Broadway and East Pike Street and around Cal Anderson Park, according to the Seattle Police…


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August 11, 2014 at 7:58 PM

SPD: Man arrested after hitting victim with baseball bat

Officers arrested a man who allegedly yelled gay slurs at two men who were holding hands and then hit one of them with a baseball bat Sunday on Capitol Hill, according to the Seattle Police Department. Two men were walking toward their car on East Pine Street near Broadway around 11 p.m. Sunday when the occupants…


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July 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Gun-wielding robber hits Capitol Hill bank

Seattle police are looking for this man after he robbed a Capitol Hill bank this morning. The man walked into the Homestreet Bank in the 700 block of Broadway East, whipped out a handgun and demanded money, police said. The man fled before police could arrive, ditching the jacket he was wearing. The man appears to be in his 20s…


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July 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Man arrested after drive-by shooting on First Hill

Seattle police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a drive-by shooting on First Hill early this morning. Police said the 2 a.m. shooting stemmed from some sort of disagreement between the suspect and intended victim, although details weren’t immediately clear. The disagreement may have resulted after one of the men insulted the other man’s…


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June 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Fire damages historic Capitol Hill home

Update 3:51 p.m.: A fire that damaged a historic home housing a commune was sparked by machinery used by a crew who were working on the gutters, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The afternoon fire caused about $1 million worth of structural damage and about $250,000 worth of damage to items inside the home, fire spokesman…


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June 19, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Honolulu man hospitalized after being stabbed on Capitol Hill

Update at 12:09 p.m.: The stabbing victim was treated at harborview and released, a hospital spokeswoman said. Original post: A 60-year-old Honolulu man was hospitalized early this morning after police say he was stabbed on Capitol Hill. According to a Seattle police report: the man was walking in the 900 block of East Pike Street when he was…


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May 29, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Kitchen fire put out at Capitol Hill apartment

Seattle Fire Department medics are evaluating the condition of one patient after a fire broke out at an apartment on Capitol Hill this morning. The fire was in the kitchen of a second floor apartment in the 400 block of Bellevue Avenue East, according to the fire department. The fire was put out within a short time…


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April 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

2 separate bank robberies; 1 suspect caught

Seattle police said one person is in custody following a bank robbery that occurred in the 400 block of Broadway at around 11:15 this morning. They are still, however, searching for the suspect in a another, earlier bank robbery in the 4100 block of University Way Northeast shortly after 9 a.m., police said. The suspect who remains at…


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