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November 21, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Thursday accident proves fatal for Delridge pedestrian

A man struck by a van Thursday in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood did not survive, police say. The 52-year-old pedestrian was crossing Southwest Brandon Street at Delridge Way Southwest shortly after 4 p.m. when he was hit, according to the Seattle Police Department. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The man…

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November 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Missing girl, 11, found safe in Renton

Update at 10:42 p.m.: Mylaejah House has been found safe in Renton, the Seattle Police Department said. Original post: An 11-year-old Seattle girl is missing, police said Thursday evening. Mylaejah House is 4-foot-11, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans and carrying a pink backpack, according to the Seattle Police Department. She may be in South Seattle. Anyone who sees…

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November 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Charging decision near for SPD cop who punched handcuffed woman

After more than five weeks of review, the King County Prosecutor’s Office says it is nearing a decision whether to file a felony assault charge against a Seattle police officer who punched a handcuffed woman and fractured her face during a domestic-violence call. As part of the review, prosecutors recently provided the case file…

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November 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM

SPD: Everett firefighter arrested during underage sex sting

Seattle police on Thursday released additional information on the arrest of an off-duty Everett firefighter during a prostitution sting. A detective with the department’s  Vice/High-Risk Victims Unit had exchanged messages with the 60-year-old firefighter during an online sting targeting men looking for sex with underage girls, according to police. Police say the suspect showed up for a meeting…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Everett firefighter accused of sex abuse of a minor in Seattle

An Everett firefighter was arrested in Seattle and booked into King County Jail on investigation of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and commercial sexual abuse of a minor, according to an Everett city spokeswoman and jail records. Meghan Pembroke, a spokeswoman for Everett, confirmed the arrest of the 60-year-old firefighter and paramedic who she…

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November 19, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Sex offender may have tried to lure Seattle boy, 12

Seattle police say a level 1 sex offender is being investigated in connection with a possible child-luring incident. A 12-year-old boy was walking to school around 9 a.m. Monday when a black Ford pickup pulled alongside him in the 1600 block of 23rd Avenue Southwest.  The driver said something to the boy, but he continued walking, police said. The truck then sped away. The…

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November 18, 2014 at 9:49 PM

2 N. Seattle meetings with SPD focus on property-crime response

During two community meetings on Tuesday, North Seattle residents stressed the need for police to address increasing property crime and what they say is a lack of police response. More than 100 people attended the Whittier Heights Involved Neighbors and the later Broadview Community Council meetings, which involved representatives from the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle City Council…

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November 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM

2 N. Seattle organization meetings to address recent crime increase

Two North Seattle neighborhood organizations will hold meetings with police and local officials Tuesday to address the recent increase in area crime. The Whittier Heights Involved Neighbors group has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday afternoon at the Loyal Heights Community Center with representatives of the Seattle Police Department North Precinct and Seattle City Council members. The…

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November 17, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Man beaten and targeted with anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill

A man was beaten and was the target of anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill early Monday morning, according to Seattle police. Police say that the victim was attacked by three or four men while he was smoking a cigarette near Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street about 1:30 a.m.. The victim, police said, could not describe his attackers. The…

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November 15, 2014 at 11:09 AM

2 arrested after jumping from SUV, hiding in Seattle cemetery

Two men were captured hiding in a Seattle cemetery late Friday after police said they jumped from a moving, stolen SUV. Patrol officers were on the lookout for the stolen SUV, believed to be connected with a number of recent incidents in North Seattle, police said. The officers spotted the vehicle at Aurora Avenue North and North…

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