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November 4, 2013 at 6:48 AM
If you like football, you must be dizzy with delight over the Seahawks win yesterday. What a comeback! What a game! What a … Whoa, wait a minute. Sports writer Jerry Brewer says the team is merely surviving.
Whoa again! Spokane got a dusting of snow yesterday. And it could get maybe a half-inch Tuesday night. It’s still autumn, no? Western Washington will see more wind and rain through the week. National Weather Service forecast
Downtown crime: Members of First United Methodist Church near Seattle Center say crime downtown is getting worse and that police and prosecutors aren’t doing enough to stop it. The church held a forum yesterday to discuss the matter with Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, City Attorney Pete Holmes and the Seattle Police Department’s interim police chief, Jim Pugel. Do you avoid going downtown because it’s not safe? Vote in our poll. (Mobile users can vote here.)
And did you set your clocks back an hour yesterday? That extra hour of sleep never means much to us.
Wasn’t that windstorm something on Saturday? Thousands of customers lost power, but most have their power back today.
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:
- Canceled health insurance plans add to angst of change
- Powerful winds close Highway 520 bridge; thousands lose power
- Seahawks rally to beat Buccaneers, 27-24, in overtime
- Seattle’s Jamal Crawford is a flashy, humble dreamer | Jerry Brewer
- Seahawks must stop playing down to the competition | Jerry Brewer
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September 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM
A 16-year-old man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed five times in the back, according to a Seattle Fire Depeartment spokeswoman.
The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Friday evening at Second Avenue and Pine Street downtown where the teen was hanging out with a group of friends. Seattle police officials believe he knew his attackers.
We’ll add more information as it becomes available.
July 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM
The Associated Press
Police say a woman entered a Spokane fire station, took an ax from a truck and smashed out two large windows.
It happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Station 3 was occupied at the time and unlocked.
The woman ran toward arriving police with the ax and they subdued her with a Taser.
Police say the 30-year-old woman had been running through traffic, believing she was being chased, and also broke windows on some state vehicles. She was jailed for investigation of burglary and assault.
May 27, 2013 at 9:36 PM
A man waiting in a Seattle bus shelter was beaten Monday morning by two strangers who tried to steal his wallet, police say.
The attack happened around 10 a.m. on the west side of Third Avenue near Jefferson Street, where the victim was shaken several times, causing his head to hit the concrete.
The suspects ran and soon a Metro bus pulled up. The driver let the victim take refuge in the bus until medics arrived, and the man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.
The attackers are described as tall, in the 20s, and wearing hoodies, police said. Witnesses are asked to call 9-1-1.
February 23, 2013 at 2:59 PM
A 24-year-old man was arrested Friday after police say he was spotted trying to break into a West Seattle home.
Shortly after 1 p.m., police said, a witness reported seeing a man trying to break into the rear door of a house in the 5000 block of 35th Avenue Southwest.
After officers arrived they saw the man trying to escape from the yard. He fled out of the south gate but an officer stopped him before he could escape into nearby Camp Long.
The suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of burglary.
February 23, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Everett police said Saturday that they’ve arrested a fourth suspect in the stabbing death last April of Luis Verduzco.
Martin Salazar, 33, of Monroe was arrested Friday and booked into Snohomish County Jail on second-degree murder charges, according to the police statement.
The body of Verduzco, 23, was found on April 24, 2012 in the backyard of a vacant Everett house. Police developed evidence that two women and a man had planned to rob Verduzco of drugs, and that he was stabbed and pushed out of a car after he resisted.
The three other suspects were arrested in May 2012.
June 18, 2012 at 7:16 PM
Bellevue residents can now view recent crime activity using an interactive crime map the Bellevue Police Department launched on its website last week.
Developed using CrimeMapping.com, users can type in their address and view 15 categories of crime such as motor vehicle theft, arson and assault during particular time periods. Users can also generate their own reports, sign up for e-mail updates and get free crime alerts through the website.
“We are one of only a few in the state to launch this interactive mapping service and look forward to its successful use by our citizens,” said Mike Johnson, the department’s investigations major.
The old incident map on the police department website was popular but outdated, according to Officer Carla Iafrate, a department spokeswoman.
Crimemapping.com has been proven effective in reducing crime in other local communities by increasing the number of eyes and ears that are aware of local activity, according to a department news release.
May 25, 2012 at 9:14 PM
Kent police have arrested a 45-year-old woman in connection with the stabbing death of a 42-year-old man as the two drove together in a car tonight in the South King County suburb.
A staff member at the Kent Medical Center called police shortly before 7 p.m. after a teenager came into the clinic to report a family member was in the parking lot with a stab wound.
Police and paramedics responded to the scene and found the victim in the parking lot where he was later pronounced dead.
Kent police are continuing to investigate.
April 7, 2012 at 8:32 PM
Seattle police have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of being involved in a drive-by shooting Saturday in the South Beacon Hill neighborhood.
Officers responded at about 1:10 p.m. to a call of shots fired outside a house in the 5300 block of 33rd Avenue South, Seattle police said. The shooting victim, 19, told police that several men inside a vehicle drove by and opened fire, shooting him twice in the leg. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with injuries not believed to be life threatening, p0lice said.
Provided with the vehicle’s description and license plate, police telephoned the registered owner’s father. The father said one of his sons may have had the car when the shooting occurred.
Police called that son, a 19-year-old who agreed to come to the South Precinct. The father told police that his son had long hair earlier in the day, but shaved it before meeting with the officers. After questioning the 19-year-old and searching the vehicle, police arrested the man and booked him into jail.
Officers believe two other people may also have been involved in the shooting.
March 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Bellevue police learned of a homicide on Friday when a man in his 70s walked into police headquarters and said he had killed his wife.
“He said he killed his wife two days ago. He came and turned himself in. Detectives confirmed that and so they’ve been investigating it since this afternoon,” police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate said.
The man reported the killing around 3 p.m., and police found the body of a woman in the home in the 100 block of 159th Avenue Southeast. The husband and wife were both born in 1940.
Iafrate declined to say how the woman was killed. She said the man would be booked into a King County jail.
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