October 5th, 2016 by Doree
From the SPD Blotter:
A 22-year-old female is recovering at the hospital after she was stabbed several times by a female acquaintance last night at a North Seattle motel. The suspect fled the scene but investigators know her identity.
On Tuesday, October 4th at about 6:30 pm officers responded to a report of a stabbing at a motel in the 8800 block of Aurora Avenue North. Officers found a 22-year-old woman inside one of the rooms bleeding from stab wounds to her upper arms and thigh. Officers provided first aid until the Seattle Fire Department arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. Prior to being transported, the victim told officers the name of the person who stabbed her.
Officers interviewed a number of witnesses and searched the area, but did not locate the suspect. Witnesses stated that prior to the stabbing, the two women were arguing over something in the parking lot. It was unclear what the argument was about.
Detectives will be handling the follow up investigation.
Tags: Aurora Avenue, crime, Seattle Police, SPD, SPD Blotter, stabbing
October 4th, 2016 by Doree
Seattle Police arrested a woman early this morning after she pulled a knife on a cab driver in a gas station parking lot just south of Woodland Park Zoo.
From the SPD Blotter:
A 35-year-old male cab driver received minor wounds early this morning after a woman pulled a knife on him after refusing to pay her fare. Police quickly arrested the woman following the incident.
Police responded to a gas station at North 46th Street and Fremont Avenue North around 2:30 AM after the cab driver called 911. He told officer he had picked up two intoxicated women in Belltown, and had driven them to North Seattle. One of the women got out at the stop and the other woman remained in the cab. The driver informed her that she would be responsible for the remainder of the cab fare, about $30. She agreed and asked to be driven back to Belltown. The woman attempted to get into the front seat and then refused to pay the fare when the driver pulled into the gas station parking lot. The woman pulled a knife and stabbed at the driver, cutting his finger. The woman then ran from the cab and into the gas station store. Officers arrived and arrested her without incident. The 29-year-old woman was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery. The driver declined medical treatment for his injured finger.
Robbery detectives will handle the follow up investigation.
Tags: crime, Seattle Police, SPD, SPD Blotter
October 3rd, 2016 by Doree
From the SPD Blotter this afternoon:
Detectives are investigating after a man reportedly tried to lure a 14-year-old girl on her way to school Monday in the Greenwood neighborhood.
Around 7:30 AM, the girl was walking along Greenwood Avenue when a man in a white Toyota Camry pulled up next to her and told her school was cancelled. He then offered the girl a ride home.
The girl continued on her way to school, where she called a family member who reported the incident to police.
Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect’s vehicle. Detectives are investigating the incident.
The suspect was described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, with a thin build, green eyes, and thick glasses. He was reportedly driving a white Toyota Camry.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact the SPD Special Assault Unit at 206-684-5575.
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September 30th, 2016 by Doree
From the SPD Blotter:
A 55-year-old man is recovering today at the hospital after he was stabbed by another man while in Woodland Park Thursday night. The suspect showed up hours later at the King County Jail (KCJ) to turn himself in and was arrested.
On September 29th, at about 9:30 pm, North Precinct officers responded to a disturbance inside Woodland Park. The initial 911 call stated that a man had been stabbed inside the park, but the caller had difficulty relaying the exact location to 911 operators. A number of officers responded to the park and began searching. Officers located the victim with a stab wound to his abdomen and Seattle Fire treated and later transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center.
Friends of the victim were able to describe the suspect to officers and pointed out a car in the parking lot as belonging to the suspect. Officers searched the park along with a K9 team, but did not locate the suspect. Witnesses told officers that the suspect had been assaulting a female inside a tent earlier and that the victim tried to intervene when he was stabbed. After the victim was stabbed, the suspect fled the area and the witness was able to call 911.
Evidence was collected at the scene and the suspect’s car was impounded pending a search warrant.
At approximately 1:40 am police were notified by King County Jail staff that the suspect was at the jail wanting to turn himself in. Officers responded to KCJ and took the 42-year-old suspect into custody and booked him into jail. Detectives will be handling the follow up investigation.
Tags: crime, Seattle Police, SPD, SPD Blotter, stabbing, woodland park
June 16th, 2016 by Doree
From the SPD Blotter:
Two men are in custody following an early morning burglary on Phinney Ridge.
Shortly after 3:00 am this morning, neighbors in the 6500 block of 1st Avenue NW called 911 and reported hearing shattering glass and a possible burglary at an unoccupied home. Patrol officers and a K-9 Officer Mark Wong and Ziva arrived quickly and began checking the block.
Two men took off running from the home and were quickly arrested after a brief foot chase.
Upon further inspection officers discovered a broken basement window where the suspects had entered the burglarized house.
Police found one of the suspects was carrying a large quantity of prescription pills in his backpack, as well as probable stolen items. Detectives interviewed the suspects before the two men, ages 23 and 24, were booked into the King County Jail for burglary. The suspect with the pills could also face felony drug charges.
Tags: burglary, crime, Seattle Police Department, SPD Blotter
June 8th, 2016 by Doree
From the SPD Blotter:
Complaints about needles and noise from a generator around an RV in North Seattle led SPD’s Major Crimes Taskforce and patrol officers to seize two motor homes and arrest a former car salesman and suspected prolific thief, after police found him passed out behind the wheel of a Winnebago.
Police were called to the 10000 block of Aurora Avenue North just before 8 AM on June 2nd after receiving complaints from neighbors about needles and generator noise associated with a motorhome in a parking lot.
Officers arrived, found a 34-foot 2014 motorhome and discovered it had been reported stolen from a dealership lot in Enumclaw. Police interviewed several witnesses and neighbors about the RVs purported owner, but no one seemed to know his name. However, witnesses said the 33-year-old had a distinctive upside-down flag tattoo on his arm, described him as a “smooth talker” and told officers he had recently driven through the neighborhood in a second black and grey RV.
Officers towed the stolen motorhome and began searching the neighborhood for the black and grey Winnebago. They soon found it idling in a parking lot a few blocks away and immediately took notice of the RV’s license plates—or the lack thereof and discovered the 33-year-old man sleeping in the driver’s seat. After being awoken by police, the man told detectives he had stolen the motorhome from a dealership in Everett.
Major Crimes Taskforce detectives booked the man into the King County Jail for stealing the RVs—valued at over $200,000—and are now investigating him for a number of other crimes in the Seattle area.
Since launching an emphasis effort in February focused on property crimes in Seattle, MCTF detectives have identified and arrested numerous prolific suspects , sometimes tied to as many as dozens of burglaries, car prowls and other thefts.
In keeping with that trend, detectives believe the “smooth talking” suspect in this case is involved in numerous crimes, aided with knowledge he gained when he previously worked as a car salesman. Detectives believe the man is tied to multiple auto thefts at dealerships in Lake City and he was also briefly detained by police near a car dealership in SODO shortly after someone tried to break-into it last month. Officers found the 33-year-old was carrying a screwdriver and walkie-talkie at the time of the incident, but weren’t immediately able to tie him to the attempted break-in.
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March 9th, 2016 by Doree
From the SPD Blotter:
Detectives are investigating after two men were wounded Wednesday morning in a shooting at an Aurora Motel.
Several witnesses called 911 around 2:30 AM and reported a hearing gunfire near the Georgian Motel in the 8800 block of Aurora Avenue North.
Officers arrived, learned a vehicle had sped away from the scene, and found shell casings outside the motel. They were unable to find any victims.
About 10 minutes later, police received another call from the two victims of the shooting, who directed officers to a parking lot at 4th Avenue and Virginia Street.
There, officers found the victims with a green Buick, which had clearly been struck several times by gunfire.
Police found man sitting in the passenger seat of the Buick suffering from gunshot wounds to his arm and neck. Officers provided the man with medical assistance until Seattle Fire Department medics arrived and transported him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. A second victim in the incident also sustained minor grazing gunshot wounds, and did not require transport to the hospital.
Gang Unit detectives are investigating the shooting.
Tags: Aurora Avenue, crime, Seattle Police, SPD Blotter
February 4th, 2016 by Doree
From the SPD Blotter:
A 30-year-old burglar was injured Sunday after a Phinney Ridge man caught him breaking into his home and proceeded to beat him about the head with his fists and a pair of garden shears.
The resident called 911 around 3:30 PM after he saw the burglar pull up on his street in the 6200 block of 4th Ave NW in a Toyota, force his way into the victim’s garage, and then make a beeline for his home.
As the victim was on the phone with 911 dispatchers he heard the suspect knocking on his front door, followed by the sound of glass breaking.
The resident stayed on the phone with dispatchers as he went to his front door and walked outside to look for the suspect. When he didn’t find him, he turned back around, walked into his home, and found the suspect in his kitchen, holding a pair of garden shears.
The victim leapt at the suspect, snatched the shears from his hands, and began beating the burglar over the head with the tool and his fists as he chased him out the back door of the home.
As the homeowner rushed after the burglar, the suspect jumped on the victim’s girlfriend’s bike, which he had removed from the garage.
The suspect ignored the victim’s orders to get off the bike, and instead rode away down the street.
Officers caught up to the suspect four blocks away and took him into custody.
The victim told police he believed he had injured his hand during the incident–presumably from striking the suspect in the head–but did not require treatment at the scene.
The suspect complained of head injuries and was treated at the scene by medics before officers booked him into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary.
Tags: burglary, Seattle Police, SPD Blotter
February 2nd, 2016 by Doree
From the Seattle Police Department Blotter:
Police found a gun, knives, ammunition, laptops and printers from an Aurora Avenue motel last week after arresting two men for selling meth and running a check counterfeiting operation out of their room.
SPD Major Crimes Task Force detectives began investigating the men for narcotics dealing last week, and visited the room at the Klose-Inn Motel–located in the 9300 block of Aurora Avenue North–on several occasions to buy meth. During the investigation, detectives learned the room’s residents were also running a check fraud business.
Detectives began tailing the suspects and, one occasion, followed one of the men to a Greenwood store, where he cashed a fake check for $1,000.
SWAT, MCTF detectives and patrol officers served a warrant at the suspects’ motel room around 9:30 PM on January 27th and arrested a 29-year-old man for fraud, and a 20-year-old for narcotics and weapons possession.
Detectives found suspected stolen jewelry, a loaded handgun, ammunition, packaged methamphetamine and unidentified pills, a key-making machine, laptops and printers, along with knives, high-end watches, cash, identification and bank cards.
Detectives released the 29-year-old pending further investigation and booked the 20-year-old into the King County Jail. Police are also investigating him for additional crimes after he claimed to be involved in several incidents of gun violence in the greater Seattle area.
Tags: Aurora Avenue, crime, Seattle Police Department, SPD Blotter