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February 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM

SPD: Man attacked in park, then complimented on wrestling skills

Seattle police say a man was attacked by a growling male assailant with a “red afro” who chased him down and ran him over with a bicycle in Ravenna Park on Tuesday. The suspect did, however, compliment the victim on his wrestling skills. Seattle police were flagged down near Northeast 55th Street and 26th Avenue Northeast around…


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August 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM

10-year sentence for murder of homeless man in Ravenna Park

The gunman who fatally shot a homeless man who was a fixture in Seattle’s Ravenna Park was sentenced today to 10 years and three months in prison. Timothy James Murray, 27, pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder for killing Alpha Lake Rajai, 59, in the park on March 8, 2012. The shooting  occurred after a confrontation involving Rajai,…


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September 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Police: Devices at Ravenna Park not pipe bombs

UPDATE AT 12:10 P.M.: Seattle police say that two suspicious devices found in Ravenna Park this morning were not pipe bombs. Police did not elaborate on what the devices were. Seattle police bomb technicians are in Ravenna Park investigating two suspicious devices found near the 15th Avenue Northeast bridge. Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb described the devices…


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August 13, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Snakes alive! Python loose in Seattle park

Seattle police say a six- to seven-foot albino Burmese python is on the loose in Cowen Park. Don Jordan, director of Seattle Animal Control, said that a transient living in the park told authorities that he “lost” his pet python in a wooded area near Northeast 61st Street and Brooklyn Avenue. The reptile is not poisonous, Jordan said. “Is…


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March 8, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Wet weekend forecast … Ravenna Park shooting

Weather: Will it reach 60 degrees today? Fingers crossed! But what’s this? Rain Friday and Saturday. Showers Sunday. Possibly rain and SNOW showers Monday. Not so good. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic:  The map and cams. Remember we had a story about the Bainbridge Island school board member arrested for investigation of…


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January 12, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Two attacked with baseball bat in Ravenna Park

A man and woman were beaten with a baseball bat inside Ravenna Park in North Seattle early this morning, and police are looking for the man who did it. Police were called to the park around 3:30 a.m. after someone called 911 to report hearing yelling and crying, said department spokesman Mark Jamieson. As police arrived,…


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