Blotter | Man reportedly gave ride then robbed victim at knifepoint at 18/Union

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  • 18/Union robbery: A female victim told police she was robbed at knife point Monday night by a male suspect who she said had just given her a ride. According to police radio dispatches for the 7 PM incident, the female victim told police she had took out her wallet to offer to pay the male for the ride when he pulled the knife and demanded all of her money. Police were looking for a black sedan involved in the incident but there were no immediate arrests. We do not have a description of the suspect in the case.
  • I-5 jumper: Seattle Fire responded to an incident involving a male victim undergoing CPR by drivers who stopped to help him after he reportedly jumped or fell onto the freeway Monday morning below the Pine overpass. Seattle Fire tells us they continued CPR as the victim was rushed to Harborview. We do not know his condition.
  • Rollover near Volunteer Park: A young driver flipped a SUV in a collision with a parked car on 18th Ave E at E Prospect late Saturday night. There were no injuries and SPD did not deem the driver in need of evaluation for DUI after the driver was found inside a nearby house following the crash. UPDATE: The driver was busted for driving under the influence after showing signs of impairment.
  • Threats to kill arrest on Summit: A man busted before for threatening to kill people was arrested again in an incident earlier this month in the 1700 block of Summit. According to the report on the May 13th incident, the male suspect was reported to have a knife as he made threats and police were called to the area: Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 3.47.47 PMScreen Shot 2014-05-20 at 3.47.54 PMThe suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked for investigation of making threats to kill.
  • Eastlake panty burglar: A burglar was surprised to find the couple he was robbing asleep inside their Yale Ave E residence in a late night May 16th burglary reported in Eastlake. According to the report on the incident, a male suspect entered the residence after scrambling up to a window and climbing in before rifling through drawers in a roommate’s bedroom. The suspect noticed the sleeping victims and fled the residence leaving behind a “trail of panties” as he ran, according to the report. There were no arrests.
  • Conviction in 2013 Broadway CT case: The Justice Department announced that the suspect in this weird June 13th, 2013 incident that involved a male victim found lying naked in the street behind the Garage has been tried and convicted after being arrested in the case. Jimmy Miller faces up to 10 years in jail for the conviction and an additional two years for violating the conditions of his release in a previous case.

A known Seattle gang member who was sentenced in 2009 for drug dealing and possessing a stolen firearm, was found guilty late yesterday for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  JIMMY GENE MILLER, 29, was arrested on June 13, 2013 after Seattle Police responded to reports of a beating behind a nightclub in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  MILLER was convicted following a three day jury trial.  Jurors deliberated about five hours before returning the guilty verdict.  Sentencing is scheduled forSeptember 19, 2014 before U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones.

According to records in the case and testimony at trial, MILLER encountered a rival gang member at ‘The Garage,’ a bar/pool hall/bowling alley on Capitol Hill in Seattle.  MILLER flashed a firearm in the waistband of his pants as he took the victim out the alley door of the nightclub.  In the alley MILLER assaulted the victim.  Portions of the assault were captured on surveillance video.  The victim was found stripped naked and beaten.  The surveillance cameras photographed MILLER jumping into the passenger seat of a distinctive black Camaro.  Seattle Police moved quickly after getting reports on the assault, locating the car a few miles from the club.  MILLER and his associates were found nearby.  The victim’s wallet was found in the front passenger seat.  A court authorized search of the car revealed a .40 caliber Glock pistol in the glove compartment in front of where MILLER had been sitting.  Text messages introduced at trial reveal MILLER discussing an extended magazine for the semi-automatic weapon with an associate in the weeks before the assault.

2 thoughts on “Blotter | Man reportedly gave ride then robbed victim at knifepoint at 18/Union

  1. Preeeeetty sure the pervert stealing women’s underwear was not the “victim” as implied in the line “The victim noticed the sleeping victims and fled…”

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