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August 20, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Seattle police seek hit-and-run driver who injured skateboarder

Seattle police are searching for the driver of a car who hit a skateboarder early Sunday and then drove off. The skateboarder is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, police said. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was hit around 2:20 a.m. when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street, police said. The car…


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August 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

SPD officer who wrote 80 percent of pot tickets returns to patrol

A Seattle police bicycle officer who was reassigned after it was learned he had written 80 percent of the tickets for using marijuana in public this year has returned to his regular assignment, Seattle police said Monday afternoon. However, police continue to investigate the conduct of Officer Randy Jokela, who in some marijuana citations referred to City Attorney Pete…


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August 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Coffee-shop employee attacked, robbed in North Admiral

An employee of a North Admiral coffee shop was attacked and robbed Monday as he waited for the business to open, Seattle police said. The victim arrived at work near 41st Avenue Southwest and Southwest Admiral Way about 4 a.m. and sat on the front steps to await the manager’s arrival, police said. The employee was reading from a tablet computer…


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August 18, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Gang member convicted of 2008 slaying at Garfield High School

A South Seattle gang member who fatally shot a teenager at Garfield Hig School in a revenge slaying has been found guilty of first-degree murder with a firearm and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm. D’Angelo Saloy killed 15-year-old Quincy Coleman, a Central District gang member, on Halloween night 2008. Coleman was hanging out with friends on stairs behind…


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August 14, 2014 at 6:10 PM

SPD Assistant Chief Carmen Best promoted to deputy chief

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole announced Thursday the promotion of Assistant Chief Carmen Best to deputy chief and second in command of the department. O’Toole also announced other organizational changes. Here is her statement: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Carmen Best to Deputy Chief of the Seattle Police Department. Since I was appointed, Carmen…


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August 12, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Motorcyclist dies after crash in Seattle’s New Holly

A man died after his motorcycle collided with an SUV in Seattle’s New Holly neighborhood late Monday night, police said. The 37-year-old motorcyclist was headed west on South Graham Street near 32nd Avenue South shortly after 11 p.m. when he hit the rear of the SUV, according to Seattle police. It’s unclear why the crash occurred. The…


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August 11, 2014 at 7:58 PM

SPD: Man arrested after hitting victim with baseball bat

Officers arrested a man who allegedly yelled gay slurs at two men who were holding hands and then hit one of them with a baseball bat Sunday on Capitol Hill, according to the Seattle Police Department. Two men were walking toward their car on East Pine Street near Broadway around 11 p.m. Sunday when the occupants…


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August 11, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Seattle police: Girl, 10, sexually assaulted in Rainier Beach

Seattle police are looking for a suspect after a family reported that a man had sexually assaulted their 10-year-old daughter at gunpoint in their Rainier Beach home early Monday. The girl’s family told police that a man entered their home near 53rd Avenue South and South Wabash Street around 6 a.m. and sexually assaulted their daughter,…


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August 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

$50,000 in marijuana stolen from Seattle dispensary

Someone cut a hole in the wall at a Georgetown medical-marijuana dispensary and made off with $50,000 worth of pot Wednesday morning, Seattle police said. Officers were called to the dispensary in the 5000 block of East Marginal Way South at 6:50 a.m. and discovered a large hole had been cut into the side of the…


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