Topic: University District
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November 30, 2013 at 9:19 AM
A man was shot and critically injured in the University District early Saturday morning, but Seattle police learned little from people near the scene.
At just before 2 a.m. officers on patrol near 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 42nd Street heard gunshots. A 911 call came in reporting someone had been hit by gunfire.
Officers found “numerous” people in the area, including a man with a gunshot wound to his chest. Medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center.
Officers were able to track down one witness by phone who agreed to return to the scene. He said he saw shots fired, but was trying to get out of the area and didn’t see more.
The motive for the shooting was unknown.
November 28, 2013 at 10:17 AM
Two shots were fired outside a University District nightclub early Thursday after a fight broke out, according to Seattle police. No injuries were reported.
Police say a disturbance erupted in a parking lot after the crowd left Club Fusion at 722 N.E. 45th St. at 2 a.m. A dark colored Suburban circled the lot as one of the occupants discharged pepper spray into the crowd and then fired two shots in the air as the vehicle headed west on Northeast 45th Street.
The suspect was described as in his 20s, 6-foot-4, thin build, having a goatee, and wearing a blue/black/gray shirt and jeans. The Suburban he fled in, police were told, was a dark blue older model with a gray stripe down side.
November 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM
A man in a white mask with a large knife robbed a Plaid Pantry store at Northeast 50th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast on Friday night.
The suspect was not apprehended, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Witnesses said the suspect entered the University District store around 10 p.m., approached the clerk, showed a large knife and demanded money from the cash register, according to police. He left after taking the money. No one was injured, police said.
Despite searches with a K-9 team and King County Sheriff’s helicopter, no suspect was found. The robber was described as white, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing about 200 pounds.
November 6, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Seattle police are looking for who stole at least 15 laptops from four University District sorority and fraternity houses in the past week.
In each of the home invasions, the first of which was reported Friday, the burglar or burglars sneaked into the houses between midnight and 8 a.m. while residents were either sleeping or partying, according to the Seattle Police Department. The laptops were stolen from common areas and study rooms.
The majority of the laptops were stolen from sorority houses on the 4700 block of 19th Avenue Northeast and the 4500 block of 18th Avenue Northeast. Home invasions also occurred on the 4500 block of 17th Avenue Northeast and the 2100 block of Northeast 47th Street.
One sorority reported that makeup had been stolen along with the laptops.
The thefts were reported between Nov. 1 and Nov. 5. At least one of the burglaries reportedly happened during a Halloween party.
October 2, 2013 at 5:37 AM
A man has died after either jumping or falling from a burning apartment in the University District early this morning, according to Seattle police.
Firefighters found another man alive inside the apartment in the 4500 block of Seventh Avenue Northeast.
Police were called to the Seattle Housing Authority building around 1 a.m. on a report of a disturbance or argument in the apartment on the ninth floor, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. When officers arrived they found that the door to the unit was blocked.
“Smoke was filling the hallway. Once our guys forced the door, they could see the entire apartment was engulfed,” said Jamieson.
Officers went into the apartment and saw someone inside. The man, Jamieson said, refused to come out.
Police then backed away from the apartment and firefighters notified them about a body found on the ground outside, below the fire scene, Jamieson said. Police believe the man found dead is the same person who refused to leave the apartment.
Firefighters put out the fire and found another man unconscious inside the apartment. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, he suffered smoke inhalation and burns, according to Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.
Jamieson said investigators ”believe it was a deliberately set fire.”
“What we think at this point is it could have been an attempted murder suicide. We don’t know the relationship between the two guys.”
Other residents on the ninth floor were evacuated, but no one was seriously hurt, authorities said.
Moore said the fire damage is estimated at $90,000.
February 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM
A man was injured when he fell from a balcony during a party in the University District Friday night, Seattle police reported.
Police were told the man partly climbed on the railing of a crowded balcony to get around other people when he lost his footing and fell two and a half floors to the street between two parked cars in the 4500 block of 17th Avenue Northeast.
Fire Department medics took him to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The accident occurred about 11:37 p.m.
January 27, 2013 at 1:26 PM
From Staff Reporter Sara Jean Green:
Seattle police detectives are looking for a gunman who robbed another man during a large college party in the University District early Sunday, according to police spokesman Mark Jamieson.
Officers were notified about the party and went to a house in the 4700 block of 21st Avenue Northeast, where they learned the robbery had occurred 10 or 15 minutes earlier, Jamieson said in an item posted on the department’s online blotter.
The victim told officers that a man with a silver handgun demanded cash, then ran north on 21st Avenue Northeast, according to Jamieson.
December 18, 2012 at 8:49 AM
A man suspected of slashing the tires on a car in the University District Sunday was arrested after a witness was able to identify him to police.
Police got a report soon after midnight Sunday that a man had slashed the parked car’s tires at Northeast 47th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast and then took off.
The man was tracked to a parking lot at 8th Avenue Northeast at Northeast 45th Street where the witness said he was the suspected slasher.
When police got him to the North Precinct, they went through his backpack and that’s where they found a plastic bag filled with feces. Police treated the backpack as a biohazard and got rid of it.
The man was put in jail.
November 28, 2012 at 8:08 AM
Seattle police say a man with a gun robbed a pedestrian in the University District Tuesday night.
The man was walking near Northwest 47th Street and 19th Avenue Northeast shortly before 9 p.m., according to police, when another man approached, pointed a handgun at him and said, “Give me everything you got.”
Police said the victim surrendered his backpack, and the robber walked away. The victim saw the robber get into the passenger side of a small light colored car with tinted windows. The car then left northbound.
The victim described the robber as a man in his mid-twenties, 5′ 10″ and heavy build, armed with what appeared to be a small gun, possibly a revolver.
Officers conducted a search of the area, but the assailant and the getaway car were not located. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact Seattle Police.
November 17, 2012 at 5:33 PM
A man walking down the street in the University District Friday night was ambushed and robbed by two assailants.
The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Northeast 52nd Street. The two suspects jumped out of the bushes and punched the victim in the eye. They took $20 and the six-pack of Dr. Pepper he was carrying.
Two men were detained several blocks away, but were released after the victim was unable to identify them.
The victim’s injuries were not serious enough to require medical treatment.
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