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November 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM
A naked man who was arrested Wednesday evening at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks had what he thought was a perfectly plausible excuse for his lack of clothing:
A woman took them.
Police busted the man after witnesses reported seeing him running through the park in the buff. After his arrest, the man told police he had been in the park with a woman who abruptly ran off with his clothes after he undressed for some, uh, unspecified reason.
The man later changed his story and claimed his clothes were in some bushes nearby. However, police couldn’t find the clothing.
Police booked the man into the King County Jail for investigation of indecent exposure.
September 26, 2013 at 6:49 AM
Like wet weather? Heavy rain, mountain drenchings and floods, oh, my. It may be sunny today, but just wait until tomorrow and the weekend. Heavy rain is forecast for Western Washington and in the mountains. Rainfall could be 2 to 4 inches from Friday to Monday down here and 5 to 8 inches in the Cascades and Olympics, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Some rivers could flood, too. Yikes.
Now here’s a surprise: Police say half-naked man was high during Seattle boat ramming. Duh!
The cost of driving through the yet-to-be completed Highway 99 tunnel: Tolls ranging from $1 to $1.25 just might do the trick to raise needed money without diverting as much traffic to downtown surface streets. Do you plan on using the new tunnel when it’s completed, or will you avoid it and take another route? Vote in our poll? (Mobile users can vote here.)
Will Mariners’ manager Eric Wedge be kept at the helm of the ball club following the team’s dismal season? Times columnist Larry Stone explores the issue.
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September 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM
A 22-year-old man apparently high on drugs and naked from the waist down went on a rampage with a 35-foot boat he stole at the Queen City Yacht Club on Portage Bay in Seattle last night, ramming other boats and docks.
A witness, fearing for the safety of other boat owners on the docks, got a shotgun and fired at the boat thief to put a stop to it all, according to Seattle police.
A yacht club official who owns the stolen boat said a prelimary estimate is that the suspect did a total of $500,000 in damage to the marina and about a dozen boats.
The incident began shortly before 11 p.m. at the 2600 block of Boyer Avenue East along Portage Bay on a report that someone was using a boat to ram docks and other boats.
Before police arrived, the witness armed himself with a shotgun, fired and hit the man in the boat in the head and the hand, causing him to stop.
The man was trying to get away when police arrived, but he was caught and arrested.
He was treated at the scene and taken to Harborview Medical Center. His injuries were not life-threatening.
Several docks and possibly a dozen boats were damaged in the rampage, but no one but the suspect was injured, police said.
The witness who fired the shotgun was interviewed, but police did not hold him.
The suspect is under police guard at the hospital, and once he’s released, he’ll be taken to jail to be booked for investigation of boat theft and property damage.
The man who said he fired the shotgun was Dave Svensen, 69, a retired Boeing auditor, who splits his times between Anchorage and Seattle.
“I was protecting life and limb,” Svensen said. “I’m basically anti-gun.”
He said he was concerned that the suspect was about to ram a boat on which a guy was living and feared that the man could be hurt.
Svensen, who had been in the military and had served briefly in Vietnam, borrowed a shotgun from a man on an adjacent boat and fired several shots. At a distance of 30-40 feet, he doubted the shotgun pellets would seriously injure the suspect.
“I was trying to scare him … It worked. It stopped him,” he said.
Police arrived five to seven minutes after the shooting and he directed them to the boat the suspect was on.
As police removed the suspect, Svensen said he could see blood on the suspect’s face.
“He was half naked from the waist down and the best I could tell, he was high on drugs,” Svensen said. The suspect appeared to have trouble standing.
The boat the suspect stole belongs to Bob Myers, the club’s vice-commodore. Myers said when he got a call last night that boats had been damaged, he had no idea his boat had been ”used as a ramrod.”
Meyers said when he got to the scene, about a dozen police cars were there. An officer, who also did not know Myers’ boat was involved, walked him out to see the damaged section of the marina because he was the ranking club member on hand.
“I see the stern and I go, ‘Holy crap, that’s my boat!’ I was in shock,” Myers said.
Police allowed him to go briefly about his 38-foot Bayliner, the Par-A-Gon, before it was taken to a nearby boatyard to be inspected as part of the police investigation.
“He totally trashed it,” Myers said. “He just destroyed everything inside.”
Myers said there was a lot of blood in the boat, along with holes from shotgun pellets, and the bow was destroyed from hitting other boats and a marina support.
Myers, a retired Seattle firefighter, estimates the damage to the boat and its contents at about $90,000.
He and his wife have owned the boat since 1996 and live on it part of the year, so there were a lot of personal possessions on board, including electronic gear.
Another yacht club member, James VanWagenen, who came down to the yacht club this morning, said his boat was damaged, but because it’s under a section of roof that collapsed, he can’t tell how severe the damage is.
“You know how it is. Some people get drugs and alcohol in them and you don’t know what they’re going to do,” Van Wagenen said.
“This is why we have insurance,” he said. “I’m just glad no one here got hurt. Glad we didn’t lose any boats.”
Then he said it appears a section of the roof will have to be lifted away and removed by barge.
A yacht club member, whose son’s boat was damaged, said the idea of shots being fired at the marina was chilling. “I’m glad he did it. I’m glad I wasn’t in that position,” said Kent Soffel. “I think it would be very hard to make that decision.”
Greg Bolin, a yacht club member for three years, arrived early Monday to assess the damage.
“One of the roofs has collapsed, the corner support was hit,” Bolin said. “There’s a lot of wood and debris floating in the water.”
Bolin, who was not there during the incident, said that at first glance, his 33-foot cruiser, doesn’t appear to be damaged, “but one of the cleats holding it to the dock has been completely pulled out.” He may need to take his boat out of the water to inspect it for damage.
The man living on the boat described the noise of the boats and docks being rammed like wood being thrown into a dumpster, Bolin said.
The man told Bolin he had not “heard of anything like this before,” Bolin said, adding that he’s just glad no one at the yacht club was hurt.
July 16, 2013 at 10:11 AM
A naked man climbed through a U District window early this morning reportedly looking for a place to sleep, according Seattle police.
When residents said no way, the man climbed back out. A short time later, police found the man and arrested him.
Seattle Police officers responded to the 5000 block of 8th Avenue Northeast just after 1 a.m. when residents reported that a naked man had climbed through their first floor window. The residents told police that the man asked for a woman who didn’t live there, and asked if he could “crash” there.
When the residents said no, they didn’t want the naked intruder to sleep over, he climbed back out the window and fled.
Police found the man four blocks away – after he put pants on – riding a bicycle. After a short chase, an SPD K-9 team tracked the man down and found him hiding on the roof of another house. A Seattle Fire Department ladder truck was brought in to help retrieve the man.
The under-dressed interloper was taken to the hospital for a drug evaluation and will be booked into jail once the hospital releases him.
January 24, 2013 at 7:01 AM
Who said nuke power isn’t great? The single nuclear power plant in the Northwest had a record year last year by generating more juice than ever in the 28 years it has been around, according to the folks who run it. It’s called the Columbia Generating Station and it’s in Richland. Nuclear power has gotten mixed reviews at best in our state.
You can’t see this headline and not read the story: Naked man chased out of Fife motel room by hammer-wielding husband. The News Tribune has the story.
Marijuana forum: The Liquor Control Board will host a forum tonight at Seattle City Hall on legal marijuana sales. It’s the second in a series, and the liquor board, which will regulate marijuana sales and such in the state, wants to hear from you. The forum starts at 6 p.m. By the way, if you haven’t heard, bud is legal now.
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September 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM
A man who stripped naked and allegedly spent more than two hours swimming away from Seattle police officers in Green Lake Tuesday afternoon was today ordered held on investigation of second- and third-degree assault against two teens and police, according to court documents.
The man is being held without bail in a King County Jail for the alleged unprovoked attack on a teenage brother and sister in Green Lake Park walkway near Ashworth Avenue North. He pounced on the two like a linebacker, according to one witness, breaking a finger and busting the lip of the 19-year-old man and scraping the knee of his 16-year-old sister.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, the man then stripped naked and swam around Green Lake in an attempt to evade police. During the more than two-hour effort to take him into custody, police say the man twice slapped one officer across the face, wrestled with another, raised large rocks over his head and threw them and used a large stick to fight off officers.
Officers eventually closed in on him on Duck Island.
The man was not speaking coherently after his arrest and was taken to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
Police are still verifying the man’s identity after finding no records for the two names he gave to police.
A bond hearing is scheduled for the man tomorrow afternoon at the King County Jail.
July 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM
The Associated Press
SPOKANE — Law enforcement officers in Spokane are searching for a naked man wanted in an early morning assault on a woman.
Police say the victim was taking a walk shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday when she reported a naked man approached her, attempted to take her watch, threw her to the ground and partially dragged her down an embankment.
After a brief struggle, the victim was able to get away from her attacker.
The attack occurred on Spokane’s lower South Hill and law officers are scouring the area.
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