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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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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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