Capitol Hill Community Post | Man steals pizza delivery car, devours chicken wings before arrest

From the Seattle Police Department

Police arrested a car thief on Capitol Hill early this morning after he stole a pizza delivery driver’s vehicle, ate some chicken wings, and invoked an obscure (some might say non-existent) federal statute in an attempt to street-lawyer his way out of trouble.

Around 1:30 AM Thursday, police were called to the 1400 block of Broadway by the delivery driver, who told officers he had parked his car across the street from his workplace and returned a short time later to find an empty spot where his car had been parked. He told police he had left his keys in the ignition. Continue reading

Police seek help identifying suspected Seattle bike share vandal

Police have surveillance video of a man suspected of sabotaging floating share bikes in SODO and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him as they investigate similar dangerous incidents across the city:

Seattle police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of sabotaging brake lines on several bike-share bicycles in SODO.

Surveillance video shows the man walking up to several bikes parked at 4th Avenue and South Main Street around 11:45 PM on June 14th. He can be seen manipulating what appears to be a cutting tool around the bikes’ brakes before he walks out of frame.
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Man charged with rape of unconscious women in Capitol Hill apartment

Redwolf Pope

A Capitol Hill man has been charged with the rape of two unconscious women and detectives are still hoping to identify one of the victims in a case centered on a Boylston Ave apartment where police say they have proof the sexual assaults occurred after two business associates discovered secret cameras, and a stash of incriminating recordings.

“The women who were raped have no memory of the event and were not even aware that they had been raped until they were contacted by Seattle Police in the course of this investigation,” prosecutors write.

Redwolf Pope has been charged with two counts of second degree rape in the assaults at the Boylston-Howell building in the 1700 block of Boylston. Pope maintained a fourth-floor residence in the Capitol Hill Housing building, available only to tenants earning 40% and 50% of area median income, and another in Santa Fe where he faces similar charges for a sexual assault on a Seattle-area woman. Continue reading

Police: Two injured in 22nd/Pine shooting — UPDATE

A victim was reported shot and police were searching the area for a suspect seen leaving the area in a vehicle just after 5 PM near 22nd and Pine.

Police confirmed that a female victim had been shot in the arm and was being transported by Seattle Fire for treatment of the non life-threatening injury. The victim was in a vehicle at the location at the time of the shooting, according to East Precinct radio dispatches.

SPD was searching for a suspect described as a black male in his 30s, wearing a white shirt, and with a crew cut style haircut who was reported leaving the area possibly driving a black Escalade or a black Cadillac sedan.

UPDATE 10:20 PM: SPD says two people were injured in the shooting: Continue reading

Tourist says dangled from building in rooftop party robbery

The front clerk at SPD’s East Precinct at the corner of 12th and Pine hears some crazy stories but the report that started at 7 AM on the morning of Thursday, August 9th when a Canadian tourist walked into the lobby lost, exhausted, and carrying a dead phone with a tale of being dangled “10-14 stories” above the ground and robbed by armed men at a rooftop party is probably weirder than most.

According to the report on the incident, the tourist arrived seeking help from police to contact his friend at a nearby hotel after losing track of him during the night. The man told the officer it had been a long evening — he had just had a gun pulled on him. Continue reading

Chief Best sworn in to lead Seattle Police

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Carmen Best has served Seattle citizens on the sometimes-dangerous streets of the city for 26 years. Now she has successfully navigated the equally sometimes-times dangerous pathways at City Hall to win confirmation as the Chief of Police in Seattle, the 22nd most populous city in the nation.

“As the new police Chief, I’ll continue to lead our department through a culture of continuous improvement and innovation,” Best said in a statement released Monday following her official swearing-in: Continue reading

Blotter | No injuries, no arrests after shootout reported in Pike/Pine

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  • Pike/Pine shots: Gunfire involving reports of at least two armed males shooting at each other rattled Pike/Pine early Monday morning. There were no reported injuries and no immediate reports of property damage. Seattle Police received multiple 911 calls around 12:10 AM after gunfire broke out on 10th Ave near Lost Lake Cafe. Police spread out across the area searching for suspects matching the descriptions provided by witnesses including two different males reported carrying handguns. According to East Precinct radio dispatches, another male was seen running to a white SUV parked west of Cal Anderson yelling, “They’re shooting at me.” Police searched for the reported shooters and the vehicle seen leaving the area but there were no immediate arrests. Continue reading

Sweatshirt bandit holds up Broadway bank — UPDATE

Seattle Police filled the streets around the 200 block of Broadway Wednesday afternoon after a reported hold-up at the nearby Bank of America.

According to East Precinct radio dispatches, police were looking for a suspect last seen leaving the bank headed north on Broadway described only as a white male in his late 60s, wearing a white Nike hat, and, despite temperatures above 90F, a grey sweatshirt, and unknown color pants at the time of the robbery.

The suspect reportedly handed over a note demanding money before fleeing the bank just before 4:30 PM. We do no know how much if any cash he made off with.

Police were continuing to search the area but there were no immediate arrests.

All details in this report are preliminary and have not yet been confirmed with SPD.

UPDATE: Police say one witness say the suspect is homeless and has been seen panhandling near the Convention Center. Police say the suspect made off with around $500 in the heist.

Capitol Hill smoke? Arson investigation after semi fire behind Harvard Market QFC — UPDATE

Seattle Police are investigating after a reported arson fire set a semi truck’s load ablaze on Harvard behind the Broadway at Pike QFC.

The incident began just before 8:30 AM as the truck was in the area for a grocery delivery to the nearby Bartell’s. According to East Precinct radio reports, police were interviewing at least one witness who saw a person acting suspiciously in the area.

According to Seattle Fire radio dispatches, the driver was unloading a delivery outside the QFC and returned to find someone had apparently set the contents of the trailer on fire. Continue reading

Police investigate reported gunpoint hold-up at Malden and Mercer — UPDATE

Seattle Police investigated an armed robbery involving four masked suspects overnight on Capitol Hill.

Police were called to the area near E Mercer and Malden just after 4 AM to a report of a gunpoint robbery. The suspects were described only as four black males, each wearing a black hoodie and bandanas over their faces. The suspects fled in a BMW SUV last seen northbound on Malden. According to East Precinct radio dispatches, the victims reported the group was armed with what appeared to be a silver .38 revolver.

UPDATE: According to the report on the incident, one of the victim’s was also punched in the face as the thieves took cash and destroyed a phone: Continue reading