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October 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM
A 20-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center after being slashed in the face with a machete in a fight in Everett on Wednesday evening, police said.
The man is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.
The fight began between two brothers in the 3200 block of 18th Street, and when a 47-year-old bystander stepped in to break it up, the brothers turned on him, Snell said. The man was hit with a baseball bat, and in retaliation he pulled out a machete and swung it at the pair, slashing one of them in the face, Snell said.
The man with the machete has been arrested and is being questioned, Snell said, but it’s not clear whether charges will be filed.
The other brother ran off, and Everett police, who responded to the scene around 7:30 p.m., have not yet been able to find him, Snell said.
Snell said he didn’t know whether the brothers knew the other man, but he said all three are believed to live in the same neighborhood.
July 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — All did not go smoothly during Free Slurpee day at a Vancouver, Wash., 7-Eleven store.
About 30 people were inside one of the convenience stores when a man threw the icy beverage into an employee’s face Thursday afternoon, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp told The Columbian.
Other customers held the man until police arrived, Kapp said.
Officers gave the customer a warning and told him to leave. Police say the man wanted to go back inside and apologize but police told him to move along.
The Columbian story doesn’t say what started the Slurpee tossing.
Each year on July 11, 7-Eleven offers free small Slurpee drinks to customers.
June 18, 2013 at 7:58 AM
CAMAS, Clark County (AP) — Police say a Camas man who painted the fire hydrant in front of his house red became angry about a note from the water department that said it should be yellow, like all the other hydrants in the city.
Police say the 54-year-old man who found the note was drinking Monday and decided to confront the city employee who left it. He took a gun and went to the employee’s house.
Witnesses called police to report two men fighting and a gun on the ground. No shots were fired, and no one was seriously injured. Officers arrested the man with the red fire hydrant for investigation of assault.
April 8, 2013 at 11:14 AM
WASHOUGAL (AP) — The city of Washougal installed an $8,000 acoustic fence but it hasn’t dampened noise complaints from neighbors in an industrial park.
The Northwest Underwater Construction Company complains about the barking of dogs next-door at West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.
The company countered last fall with a high-pitched siren designed to quell the barks. The Human Society complained it disturbed the dogs.
The Columbian reports the disputed has escalated with videotaping.
Company owner Jesse Hutton records the shelter to document the noise. Shelter employees, who are mostly women, say they feel threatened. Now the kennel is recording Hutton when he records them.
The shelter has operated in the industrial area for 18 years. The construction company moved in last year.
February 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM
The News Tribune
The man was trying to pick fights inside a Tacoma bar, challenging people to take him on.
He got no takers.
After some patrons tried to calm him down and convince him to leave the bar, they spotted a gun in his pocket and felt the body armor beneath his shirt. That’s when they filled in the bartender, who called police.
Officers arrived at the bar in the 3500 block of McKinley Avenue about 10:45 a.m. The man was standing outside when police arrived but took off running as they approached him.
Officers were about 15 feet behind the man when he turned into an alley, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
“When they followed him, he was reaching into his waistband,” she said.
One of the officers fired a single round, which did not hit the man but startled him so much he dropped to the ground and complied with police orders.
He was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer. The officer who fired his gun was placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated, which is standard procedure after a police shooting.
November 30, 2012 at 5:32 AM
The Associated Press
Three police officers fought with three suspects early Friday at a motel in Edmonds.
KIRO-TV reports the officers had responded to a report of a trespasser about 1:30 a.m.
They found three men in a stairwell who became violent. One dropped drugs during the fight.
Officers arrested one man at the scene and used a helicopter and search dog to find the two other men hiding in bushes.
Two of the suspects were treated for minor injuries and all three were jailed for investigation of drug and assault charges.
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.
September 14, 2012 at 7:20 AM
Weather: Hey, it reached 82 degrees in some areas yesterday. Can this be September? It’s expected to be a bit cooler today and for the next several days, but the skies are forecast to be clear. OK, it might be a bit cloudy tomorrow, but we’re trying to ignore that. Enjoy the weekend. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
Stop smoking or I might shoot you? A man in Bellingham pointed a gun at a pregnant woman Tuesday reportedly because she was smoking. He was driving along in his pickup when he saw her puffing and reportedly asked, ”Who the heck smokes when they’re pregnant?” The woman replied, “I do.” Clearly not liking her response, he pulled out a gun and pointed it at her, according to Bellingham police. They busted him a short time later. The Bellingham Herald has the story.
Dad jumps in river to save toddler son: A man and his 23-month-old son were walking on a bridge in Spokane yesterday when the toddler fell into the Spokane River. The father jumped in to save his son and did! The youngster was taken to the hospital and it appears he’ll be OK. According to the story in The Spokesman Review, Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer summed it up: “This is really a good outcome compared to what we’re used to,” Schaeffer said.
Many decades in the biz: At a time when job security is touch and go and car dealerships change hands or close shop, Richard Hahn of the Hahn Motor Co. in Yakima is of a generation where changing jobs was the exception, not the rule. Hahn has been with the company for 60 years, having started in 1952. His father opened the dealership in 1924. Hahn is retiring. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.
‘Take it outside’: That’s reportedly what a middle-school administrator told some boys when he found them fighting and now he’s on paid leave while the Tacoma School District looks into what happened. A parent said the administrator ought to have intervened and stopped the fight.
Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:
July 3, 2012 at 7:48 AM
Auburn police say a 23-year-old man was fatally stabbed early Tuesday when he tried to break up a fight between a couple outside an Auburn home.
A suspect has been arrested and the knife used in the attack has been recovered, according to KING-TV. Detectives say the suspect was not involved in the initial fight the victim tried to break up.
The victim and suspect have not been identified.
Auburn police said the incident began about midnight when a boyfriend and girlfriend started arguing at a house near 6th Street Southeast and K Street Southeast.
After the argument continued outside, the victim, who lives nearby, went out to intervene.
The suspect came out of the house where the fight began and stabbed the victim, police told KING. The suspect left the scene but was arrested a short time later.
May 24, 2012 at 11:39 AM
A fight yesterday morning between students, siblings and parents at Whitman Middle School in Crown Hill apparently started as a result of Facebook messages related to a student’s sexual orientation, according to police.
One participant was arrested, according to a Seattle Police Department report. Two others suffered minor injuries.
The brawl started at about 7:45 a.m., as parents were dropping off their children for school, according to the report.
One parent told police she was there because she heard her daughter was going to be attacked by other students who had threatened her on Facebook. Another participant said she was dropping off her little sister when she was approached
An argument broke out, which led to shoving and then a full melee, according to the report.
At least five people were involved.
It ended when Whitman Principal Sue Kleitsch got tangled up in the melee, according to the report.
Police, called to the scene, helped break up the fight and interviewed those involved. They took one participant to King County Jail.
In a letter sent to the school’s parents later in the day, Kleitsch asked families to be careful with Facebook.
“If your student has a Facebook page, please monitor the activity,” Kleitsch wrote.
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