Topic: South Seattle
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November 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM
A drive-by shooting occurred in South Seattle this evening, but no one was injured despite a window being shot out in a car occupied by four people, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Police responded just after 5 p.m. to a report of gunfire near the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and South College Street, according to the department’s online blotter.
Officers found a vehicle, with four males inside, that had been hit by a bullet, with the driver’s side window shot out and another window cracked. The victims told police they had no idea why anyone would open fire on them.
A witness in another vehicle told police the shot might have come from a white van.
November 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Seattle police are looking for a man who grabbed a young woman from behind, threw her down, covered her mouth and groped her after she got off the No. 7 bus just before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 4200 block of South Dawson Street.
The man ran away after the female, described by police as a juvenile, bit his hand, fought him and started screaming for help. She ran to a nearby residence.
An arrest has not been made.
The man ran west on South Dawson Street to 42nd Avenue South, and a witness saw him run south on 42nd Avenue South to Rainier Avenue South and then north on Rainier, according to police. A police dog tracked him to the 5200 block of Rainier Avenue South, police said. Surveillance video shows the man ran to a vehicle parked on Rainier Avenue South, police said.
Police reported the suspect was wearing something similar to a ski mask with cut outs for the eyes and nose. He’s described as 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, with short hair and wearing a dark blue jacket, blue jeans and white shoes.
October 26, 2013 at 9:34 PM
A 19-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking another man who refused to comply with demands to relinquish his backpack, Seattle police said.
At least five people participated in the beating, which occurred at about 6:40 a.m. at Third Avenue and Yesler Way, according to police.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with what police said was a “possible life-threatening head injury.” Neither the suspect nor the victim was identified by police.
Police said officers arrived on the scene within a minute of being called, and found the victim lying partially in the road. A witness told police the suspect struck the victim with a stick, hitting him on the face and head and knocking him to the ground. At least four — and possibly more — suspects kicked the victim when he was down, police said.
Several attackers headed south on a Metro bus. Police nabbed two of them near where they disembarked from the bus, and were able to quickly identify the primary attacker. He was booked into the King County Jail for felony assault and robbery. The other suspects remain at large.
Police are asking anyone with information to about the attack or the remaining suspects to call 911 or Seattle Police.
October 26, 2013 at 7:13 PM
A man with a knife robbed a beauty-supply store in the 1900 block of Rainier Avenue South this afternoon, escaping with cash after swinging his knife at a female employee at the store, Seattle police said.
Police said the suspect walked into the store and brandished a knife at about 1 p.m. He confronted the employee, demanded money, and then swung at her with the blade before leaving with cash from the register and the keys to the store, according to police.
The woman ran from the store screaming, prompting a witness to call 911, police said. Only a vague description of the robber was available. Police said they welcome any tips about the incident or the identity of the suspect.
October 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM
A 44-year-old man was arrested in South Seattle after an attempted robbery at a gas station, according to Seattle police.
The man walked into the gas station in the 2400 block of Beacon Avenue South and demanded money from an employee while pretending to hold a concealed weapon behind his back, according to a police report.
The employee paged the manager over the intercom, who asked what was going on, prompting the man to run out of the store empty-handed heading north on 15th Avenue South, the report said.
Officers arrested the man at the intersection of 14th Avenue South and South Lander Street, the report said. Police said he also had a felony warrant for escape and was on probation for first-degree robbery.
The man was booked into the King County Jail for robbery and the felony warrant, the report said.
October 15, 2013 at 6:03 PM
We wouldn’t believe this report if it weren’t posted to the official Seattle police website.
A 21-year-old led police on a chase in South Seattle during which he wrecked two vehicles (aside from his own), fought a martial-arts instructor and was arrested after he was found hiding in a medical-marijuana grow.
It started off simply enough: An officer saw a 21-year-old man and his 18-year-old female passenger driving in South Seattle with no license plate around 2 p.m. The officer flashed his lights for the man to pull over.
Instead of stopping, the car sped through a red light at the intersection of Seward Park Avenue and Rainier Avenue South, hitting two other vehicles. No one was injured in the crash.
The suspect’s car “rolled down the street for several hundred feet,” the report said, and when it stopped, the man and woman jumped out and made a run for it. The officer caught the woman, but the man ran away down Rainier Avenue.
With us so far? Great. Now this: A martial-arts instructor who happened to be walking down the street saw the man running and threw an “outside crescent kick” to the suspect’s leg, knocking him down.
He and another bystander had the suspect pinned to the ground when yet another unidentified man pushed them off the suspect and helped him escape.
From there, the suspect ran inside a building — one that turned out to be housing a medical-marijuana grow.
Officers descended on the building and found the suspect, along with jewelry, wallets, mail and cash they say he stole. They found a gun and several iPads in the crashed car.
Police went to the address of the mail — which matched information in one of the wallets — and found a family who had come home and discovered their house had been broken into. Several iPads and a wallet were missing.
The 21-year-old man was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run, felony eluding and unlawful possession of a firearm, the report said. He’s also being investigated for burglary. The 18-year-old woman who was with him was released, the report said.
October 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM
Seattle police arrested two men Thursday afternoon in connection with the armed robbery of a South Seattle jewelry store on Wednesday, a police report said.
The suspects, two men, ages 19 and 26, were taken into custody at a Safeway grocery in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South, the report said. Police found two handguns on the pair when they were arrested.
An employee at the jewelry store, located in the 6400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, told police two men pulled out handguns and demanded gold jewelry about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The suspects were unable to get into the locked glass jewelry display cases, but they took several pieces from unlocked cases and a couple of trays of costume jewelry before they drove off in a silver van, a police report said.
October 3, 2013 at 3:42 PM
UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. | A 71-year-old woman and her 4-year-old grandchild are in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center after their car crashed into a house in South Seattle.
Responding firefighters had to cut the woman out of the silver SUV, where she was trapped, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. They took the 4-year-old out earlier.
The woman had picked up the child from a nearby school when she lost control of the car and crashed into the building, Moore said. The exact cause of the crash isn’t yet known.
Moore also didn’t have a damage estimate for the building, but he said firefighters determined that it is still structurally sound.
ORIGINAL POST | A silver SUV crashed into a house at South Victor Street and 57th Avenue South in South Seattle this afternoon.
The woman driving the vehicle called police around 2:30 p.m., saying she couldn’t get out, Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt said.
A witness who also reported the accident told dispatchers that a child may have been in the car, Witt said, but that report is unconfirmed. The extent of any injuries or damage to property is not known, though Witt said no one was in the house when the car hit it.
The Seattle Fire Department is on the scene, and we’ll post more details when they become available.
September 25, 2013 at 6:31 PM
UPDATE: 7:44 p.m. | A 31-year-old woman was robbed by a man with a gun at the intersection of 38th Avenue South and South Oregon Street in South Seattle this afternoon, Seattle police said.
The man displayed the handgun, tucked in his waistband, and then he took the woman’s purse and left on foot headed west, according to a police report on the department’s site.
The victim was not injured, and police are investigating. The suspect is still at large, and anyone with further information in the incident is asked to call police.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
September 22, 2013 at 9:21 AM
Seattle police are looking for a man suspected of stabbing another man in South Seattle early Sunday morning.
According to police, the stabbing was reported at 14th Avenue South and South Walker Street around 5:25 a.m.
When officers arrived, two people were seen running away, police said. One of them, a woman, was found hiding under a car near 12th Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street. She was arrested and is being interviewed, police said. The other suspect, a man, remains at large.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
According to police, investigators believe the suspects were sitting in a stolen Honda when they were approached by the victim. The victim and male suspect got into an argument, and the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the hand and torso, police said.
Police say the three people knew each other and may have once shared a home.
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