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November 19, 2013 at 9:56 PM
Seattle police arrested a man who a woman said exposed himself to a her and her two young children at a North Seattle bus stop Tuesday morning.
The mother and her 2- and 5-year-old children were waiting at a bus stop on the corner of North 103rd Street and Stone Avenue North at about 9:15 when the man fully exposed his genitals to them.
Though the 48-year-old man walked off before police arrived, officers eventually were able to locate him in the 9700 block of Ashworth Avenue North.
After the mother positively identified the man, police arrested him and booked into King County Jail for investigation of indecent exposure.
November 6, 2013 at 5:47 PM
An 82-year-old woman rescued Tuesday from a North Seattle fire caused by smoking materials has died of her injuries.
Her husband, who suffered smoke inhalation in the fire in the 11700 block of 22nd Avenue Northeast, is still at Harborview Medical Center, but in satisfactory condition, said hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg. Firefighters rescued him on Tuesday after he went looking for his wife through heavy smoke.
Seattle firefighters found Anna Moore unconscious just after noon in a bathtub on the first floor of her home. Medics revived her pulse on the way to Harborview, but she died Wednesday morning, Gregg said.
Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials and has been labeled an accident.
August 13, 2013 at 8:58 PM
UPDATE: 9:35 p.m. | The fire at a North Seattle house Tuesday night was determined to be accidental, caused by an overheated electrical socket, a fire department spokesman said.
A family was barbecuing in the backyard at the time saw smoke and fire coming from an attic that had been converted into a bedroom. Firefighters called to the scene extinguished the flame in about 15 minutes, said the spokesman, Kyle Moore.
The flame caused $30,000 in damage to the house and another $15,000 to its contents, Moore said, and the husband, wife and child who live there will spend the night with a relative who picked them up from the house.
ORIGINAL POST | Seattle firefighters extinguished and are now investigating a fire at a home at 13515 Densmore Avenue North in North Seattle Tuesday night. No one was harmed, according to a fire department tweet.
More details will be added as they become available.
June 12, 2013 at 5:51 AM
A man was shot in North Seattle early this morning when he apparently refused to hand over marijuana he had, according to police.
The victim, 45, met three other men for a drug deal near North 92nd Street and Woodlawn Avenue North about 1 a.m. One of those men demanded that the victim give him the marijuana. When he didn’t, a gun was pulled and the victim was shot in the chest and arm, police said.
The shooter and the two other men took off. Police are looking for them. The victim drove himself to the hospital. His wounds were not life-threatening.
Police are asking anyone with information about what happened or know the people involved in the incident to call 911 or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at 206-684-5535. Anonymous tips are welcome.
May 17, 2013 at 7:38 AM
A man in his 30s suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot in the chest Thursday night in a parking lot in North Seattle.
The shooting took place behind a Hertz car rental building in the 14300 block of Aurora Avenue North just before 11 p.m., Seattle police said.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Officers are still searching for a suspect who they believe took off on a bicycle heading south on Aurora. He was last seen wearing jeans.
Police said they believe the suspect and the victim know each other, but the circumstances leading to the shooting are unclear.
Those with information about the crime or suspect are asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at 206-233-5000.
February 20, 2013 at 9:52 PM
Seattle police are looking for a man who slashed a 65-year-old woman’s hand while stealing her purse in North Seattle Wednesday afternoon.
Right after the woman got off a bus on the 6500 block of 36th Avenue Northeast around 3 p.m., a suspect wearing a black mask, black hoodie and gray jeans attacked her, according to police.
When the victim resisted releasing her purse, the man cut her hand as he slashed the purse string with a knife, police said. The suspect then fled north on 36th Avenue Northeast and west on Northeast 68th Street.
The woman was treated at the scene for the cut and driven home.
The suspect is described as a man in his 20s, 5-foot-9, about 150 pounds, with a thin build.
Seattle Times news partner Ravenna Blog points out the incident is similar to another robbery involving a knife that happened in the area on Valentine’s Day around 2 p.m. At the corner of Northeast 60th Street and 32nd Avenue Northeast, a male suspect with a 3-inch black folding knife attacked a man from behind as well, according to a police report. The suspect used a knife to cut into the man’s pants to take his wallet. When the victim resisted his wallet being taken, the suspect slammed him into a concrete wall, took the wallet and ran off.
That suspect is described as white, 5-foot-10, about 180 pounds. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and blue jeans during the robbery.
Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call 911. Anonymous tips are welcome.
February 12, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Police have released a sketch of a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood Friday evening.The assault was the first of four in North Seattle since Friday, according to police. Though police haven’t connected the man in the sketch to the other assaults yet, he does have a similar description to attackers in two other assaults, police said.
In three of the assaults, including the one in Northgate, the man is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, between 5-feet-7 and 6-feet, 140 to 160 pounds, with short brown hair.
The victim of the Northgate assault said her attacker had sunken, light blue eyes, a tattoo under his left forearm, and a gravelly voice.
Another assault in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood Sunday night involved two men who tried to abduct a woman. She broke free and the men sped off in a white van with “XYF” spray-painted in red on one side.
All women attacked in the assaults were in their 30s and 40s.
In addition to suspects, detectives would like to interview a cyclist who helped chase off the man who attacked a woman jogging around Green Lake Monday morning. They ask anyone who knows the cyclist to call Seattle Police Department’s sexual assault unit at 206-684-5575.
Police have asked anyone with information about a possible suspect to call 911.
Seattle police suggested everyone review a few of their safety tips while they continue searching for suspects.
Below is a Seattle Police Department map of sexual assaults in North Seattle since Friday.
February 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM
This afternoon, a woman told police she’d been assaulted early Sunday morning in North Seattle, the fourth such attack in the area since Friday.
The woman told police she had noticed a man watching her as she left a bar called Leny’s Place on the 2200 block of North 56th Street at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday, according to police. As she walked home, she told police, she saw the same man in the distance following her.
She picked up her pace, but shortly after she began a slow jog on the 4700 block of Thackeray Place Northeast the man caught up to her and tackled her to the ground. She screamed, punched and kicked as he tried to pin her down. Eventually, the man gave up and ran away, she told police.
The woman suffered minor injuries to her wrist, elbow and knee during the assault, but did not seek medical attention. She told police the attack did not seem like an attempted robbery, since the suspect never tried to take her purse.
The man is described as a white male in his late 20s, about 5-foot-9, 160 pounds with short, brown hair. He was last seen wearing a red plaid shirt and blue jeans.
Three other women have also been attacked in North Seattle since Friday. Around 7 p.m. on Friday, a woman walking home from Northgate Mall was pulled into the bushes and sexually assaulted near 1st Avenue Northeast and Northeast 117th Street. That man was described as a white male in his 20s with medium height, thin build and very short or buzz-cut light-colored hair. The victim said he looked like he may have been a meth-addict because he had sunken eyes, bad teeth and a wiry build.
A woman walking near Fred Meyer on Northwest 85th Street and 3rd Avenue Northwest around 8 p.m. Sunday was almost abducted by two males who stopped near her in a white van with “XYF” spray-painted in red on one side. One man exited the vehicle and tried to shove her into it while wearing a black ski mask. She fought frantically, freed herself, then saw the van speed off.
Around 6:30 a.m. today, a man tried pulling a woman jogging around Green Lake into the bushes, but she managed to break free. That man was described as a white male in his 20s, about 5-foot-seven, with medium build and short brown hair. He wore a dark, hooded sweatshirt or jacket, and dark pants.
Seattle police have not found any connection linking the assaults but are still investigating the possibility that the incidents are related.
Anyone with information about any of the incidents or suspects is asked to call 911. The Seattle Police Department says anonymous tips are welcome.
February 9, 2013 at 9:36 AM
Year of the Snake: If you’re looking to celebrate the Lunar New Year, head to Hing Hay Park in Seattle’s Chinatown International District for dragon and lion dances, a food walk, a children’s costume parade and music. Festivities are from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. today.
People born in the Year of the Snake — this year, 2001, 1989, ’77, ’65, ’53, ’41 — are described as intuitive, introspective and refined, according to Zodiac lore. (And no, there’s no mention of a propensity toward scaly skin or the desire to sun-bask.)
Cocktail contest means high-end liquor on the cheap: Cocktail aficionados should head to Belltown and Capitol Hill for a four-day cocktail extravaganza that starts today. Select bars are offering happy hour prices and special events, including a Brazilian Carnival themed party at Vessel tonight and a rum-tasting event at Rumba on Monday.
The featured event is “Speed Rack” — a contest to find the fastest female bartender in the Northwest — on Sunday at the Century Ballroom. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research.
Home invasion in North Seattle: On Friday afternoon, three masked men confronted a surprised homeowner when he returned home, tied him up and threatened to kill him while the burglars robbed the home of cash and other items. The homeowner, who was not injured, was able to free himself after the suspects fled on foot. Police are asking for tips on the identities or whereabouts of the suspects.
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February 7, 2013 at 8:47 PM
Seattle firefighters and utility workers rescued a 4-year-old Basset hound from a North Seattle drainage pipe Thursday morning.
After the dog, Nina, decided to go on a little adventure 30 feet inside a drainage pipe on the 12800 block of Corliss Avenue North, its owner called 911 around 11:33 a.m., according to the Seattle Fire Department.
Four firefighters tried to coax the dog out, but getting her out was going to take a lot more than that.
First they dug through several feet of dirt and created a hole in the middle of the pipe to lift the dog out. They still needed to scoot her closer to the hole they made, though.
That’s when Seattle Public Utilities workers arrived on the rescue scene. With a camera mounted on top of a small, remote-controlled vehicle, the workers were eventually able to nudge Nina toward the hole firefighters could rescue her through.
Firefighters lifted her up and, after the 90-minute ordeal, reunited her with her owner.
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