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November 18, 2013 at 9:21 AM
UPDATE : 1:07 p.m. | A Seattle police motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a collision this morning in the Sodo neighborhood.
Just before 9 a.m., the officer was riding west on South Lander Street at Third Avenue South when the driver of a 2011 Subaru Forester made a U-turn in front of him, police said. The impact knocked the motorcycle over, injuring the officer.
A citizen ran over to the injured officer and used the officer’s radio to alert SPD dispatch to the accident, police said.
“His quick-thinking, and calm demeanor alerted officers to the situation and sped up emergency response,” police wrote in the department’s online blog.
Fire department medics treated the officer at the scene before taking him to Harborview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
A Drug Recognition Expert officer evaluated the driver of the Subaru, but found no indications of any impairment, police said.
UPDATE: 10:15 a.m.| The motorcycle police officer in this collision suffered serious injuries, according to a tweet from the Seattle Police Department.
Previous post:| A Seattle police officer was injured shortly before 9 a.m. today when his motorcycle and a car collided in the SoDo area.
Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the officer was thrown about 10 to 15 feet after the collision at Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street.
The officer, a 57-year-old man, suffered a fracture, Moore said. He was reported alert and oriented and was being taken to Harborview Medical Center.
November 4, 2013 at 10:34 AM
A woman who apparently jumped off the University Bridge was rescued by the crew of a Seattle Police Harbor Patrol boat about 10 a.m. today.
Witnesses called the fire department at about 9:45, reporting seeing someone jump from the bridge.
The woman, rescued from the water below the bridge, was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
A Seattle Fire Department spokesman said the woman, in her 40s, was in stable condition.
October 16, 2013 at 8:49 AM
BELLINGHAM (AP) — The landlord for a Bellingham apartment complex where a large party last weekend turned into a riot has given the names of tenants to investigators.
Hammer Properties owner Mike Hays also told The Bellingham Herald he’ll evict tenants who planned the block party. And, he’ll tack on a $500 fine for violating the lease at the Jersey Street apartments.
Hays says many residents are students at Western Washington University and their parents are co-signers. If evicted, they’ll have to keep paying rent until a new tenant moves in.
Officers broke up a Saturday night party in the courtyard of the apartments. But many partiers moved to a nearby park where the crowd grew and clashed with police.
September 23, 2013 at 8:25 AM
A Bellevue police officer was taken to a hospital for evaluation after the officer’s car was hit head-on while stopped at a red light.
The collision, reported shortly before 8 a.m., occurred at Southeast Eighth Street and 112th Avenue Southeast. No other injuries were reported.
August 30, 2013 at 7:38 AM
Seattle police are investigating a shooting this morning near 27th Avenue South and East Yesler Way.
Police said a man was shot in the leg. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center about 7 a.m.
No suspect is in custody. Further details to follow.
August 27, 2013 at 7:11 AM
Seattle police are looking for a suspect who robbed and pistol-whipped a convenience store clerk early today.
The incident occurred about 3:20 a.m. at a 7-Eleven in the 7200 block of Sand Point Way.
Robbery detectives and K-9 units are investigating.
August 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Puyallup police have for years been selectively videotaping and watching young women change their clothes and use the toilet while in custody, according to a lawsuit filed today in Pierce County Superior Court.
The lawsuit names as plaintiffs 11 women and one man who claim they were videotaped in various states of undress by officers in the city jail’s holding cells.
Attorney James Egan said the plaintiffs were “detained for misdemeanors only to become the victims” of what he called “felony voyeurism.” Egan said he began investigating the police department’s booking and surveillance practices more than two years ago. He called the practice of observing detainees a “peepshow.”
But Puyallup City Attorney Kevin Yamamoto claims that cameras in jail holding cells are nothing new, that all Puyallup detainees are required to change into jail clothes for mug shots and that Egan went through the jailhouse videos and “cherry-picked” for alleged victims.
According to Egan, the plaintiffs all had been detained by Puyallup police on suspicion of driving under the influence.
They were taken to the police station where several plaintiffs claim they were patted down thoroughly and in a sexual manner, according to the suit.
They then were directed into a video-monitored holding cell where they were told to strip and change into jail clothes for their mug shots, according to the lawsuit. Egan said there is no reason to require someone to change their clothes to pose for a mug shot.
He said many of the plaintiffs were released within hours of being booked.
July 23, 2013 at 6:05 AM
Police are looking for a man and woman who, in a stolen car, hit three parked cars and an occupied vehicle in the Ravenna area Monday.
According to Seattle police, a parking enforcement officer spotted the occupied stolen vehicle at about 8 p.m. near the corner of 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 52nd Street.
A patrol unit attempted to stop the vehicle in the 2300 block of Northwest 55th Street. The vehicle sped away, and officers turned off their emergency lights and siren.
The stolen vehicle continued to flee at a high rate of speed. After turning south on 25th Avenue Northeast, it his a northbound vehicle and three parked vehicles.
After heading south about 10 blocks, the stolen car hit a street sign and tree, and the man and woman inside the car fled on foot. Patrol officers and a K-9 unit were unable to find the suspects.
The man and woman in the vehicle that was struck were taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
July 22, 2013 at 6:13 AM
UPDATE, 8:24 p.m. | Two men in their early 20s have been arrested in connection with the Eastlake shooting. Seattle police were searching for the suspects’ vehicle when they saw a car matching the description. They arrested the two men and recovered a gun from the vehicle.
The suspects were taken to police headquarters downtown where they were interviewed by homicide detectives then booked into the King County Jail. Police did not provide information about where the arrest took place.
UPDATE, 7:48 a.m. | Detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting that killed one man and injured another shortly after midnight Sunday in the Eastlake neighborhood.
Three people in a car stopped at a market at Eastlake Avenue East and East Lynn Street and parked in the 2200 block of Franklin Avenue East, according to the Seattle Police Department. One of the car’s occupants got out to go into the store while the other two waited in the car. As the two waited, an unknown person walked up to the car, pulled a gun and fired several shots, striking both occupants.
One victim, a male in his 20s, died at the scene. The other victim, also a male in his 20s, was wounded and taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
ORIGINAL POST | One man died and another victim was wounded in a shooting near Eastlake Avenue East and East Lynn Street shortly after midnight last night.
The second victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Seattle police say it’s not clear what led up to the shooting. Detectives are investigating.
July 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM
A 22-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Renton about 1 a.m. Saturday, and a 16-year-old Seattle youth believed to have been his attacker has been arrested.
Renton police said the victim and his brothers confronted the Seattle teen, after the teen attempted to break into a parked car belonging to the victim’s brother in the 200 block of Southwest Fifth Place.
A fight ensued in which the Seattle teen stabbed the Renton man, police said.
The victim suffered two stab wounds to his torso. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he died in surgery.
Police arrested the 16-year-old and one of his companions; officers say they have recovered what they believe to be the murder weapon.
Police say they are not looking for any other suspects, and no related danger to the public is anticipated.
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