Blotter | Cops seize ‘multiple firearms’ in Leschi domestic violence arrest

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  • Domestic violence arrest yields multiple firearms: Seattle Police confiscated a ridiculous number of rifles and handguns in a domestic violence investigation following an incident in the Leschi neighborhood Sunday night. SPD posted photographs of the firearms seized as part of the investigation and said the cache would be “placed into safekeeping while the investigation continues.”

    Officers responded to a home in the East precinct Sunday at 8:50 p.m. for a report of a domestic violence disturbance. When officers arrived they spoke with a woman who said that she had just broken off a seven-year relationship with her now ex-boyfriend. The suspect, a 45-year-old man, had reportedly been drinking all day before he threw a flask hitting the victim. The man then made threats to shoot himself and to blow up the neighborhood.
    The suspect has not yet been charged.

  • Bus knife threats: Police armed with non-lethal weaponry took a man into custody who had been threatening people with a knife aboard a Metro coach in a December 21st incident. According to the SPD report on the arrest at E Thomas and Broadway, police were called around 10 PM and found that the incident had poured out of the bus and into the street where the reported assailant had been removed from the bus:
    Officers armed with a taser were able to take the suspect into custody without further incident. He was arrested and booked for investigation of assault.
  • St. Joe’s stabbing: Police and Seattle Fire were called to the area near St. Joe’s at the corner of 19th and Aloha on the night of December 21st after a stabbing at homeless shelter facility hosted by the church. According to the SPD report on the incident, the victim suffered a 2-inch gash to his face in an altercation with another man staying at the facility. Police took the suspect into custody and recovered a switchblade knife. He was booked into King County Jail.
  • 15th Ave E threats: Employees at a 15th Ave E store called police after being threatened with a knife on the morning of December 21st by a woman who has acted strangely with them in the past:
    The victims told police the woman pulled a knife when they asked her to leave the store. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
  • E Pine body slam: A man reportedly harassing customers at an E Pine restaurant early on the morning of Christmas Eve got a rude gift. According to the SPD report on the 2 AM incident, police arrived to find the man down and bleeding from the head in the crosswalk at Boylston and Pine. According to a witness, a male was see “body slamming” the downed male before leaving the area. The injured man was taken to the hospital for treatment. There were no arrests reported.
  • CD crash and search: Police spread across the area around 29th and Washington in the Central District on the afternoon of December 29th after a suspect crashed a stolen vehicle and fled from police on foot. SPD officers and a K9 unit searched the area for more than an hour but were unable to track down the suspect. Two handguns were recovered from the crashed car. Detectives were also called in to investigate a large quantity of marijuana packaged for retail found in the vehicle.

Blotter | Deadly Columbia City shooting ends on First Hill

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    I-5 fatal crash: Authorities believe this deadly crash on I-5 below Capitol Hill early Sunday morning may have been the result of road rage:
    The crash may have been preceded by road rage; Trooper Rick Johnson said the vehicle involved in the fatal crash, along with another unidentified red or maroon pickup truck, had earlier been reported in a road rage incident.
    The Washington State Patrol is investigating. UPDATE: WSP is asking for help from anybody able to provide information about a red Dodge Ram pickup with tinted windows believed to have been involved in the crash. WSP says the victim was identified as 20-year-old Taylor Hulsey.

  • Columbia City shooting ends on First Hill: A shooting near Columbia City turned a First Hill street outside Harborview Medical Center into an emergency room Friday afternoon:
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Blotter | ‘Thank you for your service’ assault, 12th Ave occupied carjacking, CD DDS burglary

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  • 12/Madison assault: A man suffered a serious cut to the face and one of his three attackers was arrested and booked for felony assault after police responded to a reported fight near 12th and Madison Saturday night just before 7 PM. According the victim, three males who appeared intoxicated were being verbally aggressive toward him as he walked in the area. He ignored their actions until one said he was in the Air Force. The victim told police that a “thank you for your service” retort sparked a violent street attack:

    Police say the victim’s eye was horribly swollen by the assault.
    One attacker was arrested and booked for the felony. Police say the other two males involved were identified and released.
  • 12th Ave carjacking reported: SPD was investigating the peculiar circumstances around a reported carjacking that started on 12th Ave near Seattle University early on the morning of Tuesday, November 28th. According to the SPD post on the auto theft, the victim had climbed into the back seat of his car to sleep — with the engine running: Continue reading

Blotter | Broadway parking garage shootout update, cop cars stuck in Cal Anderson, Boylston trash fire

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  • Cal Anderson incident: Reader Edwin Howard shared these pictures taken Sunday night in Cal Anderson after responding SPD officers got stuck in the mud in the park. Just before 7 PM, police responded to a reported fight disturbance involving people possibly armed with a knife and a golf club. Police arrived before the incident got out of hand but their cars didn’t come through so well. A tow truck arrived to remove the vehicles.
  • Broadway parking garage shootout update: The Sunday, November 19th shootout inside a Broadway parking garage that sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm started earlier in the night as a “rolling disturbance” at a Pike/Pine club, according to the SPD report on the incident:
    Police also identified a man wearing a puffy orange jacket as one of the shooters in the chaotic incident: Continue reading

Blotter | Driver OK after bat thrown off Pike overpass smashes through windshield

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  • Bat through windshield: The Washington State Patrol reports that a woman suffered minor injuries after a bat apparently thrown from the Pike overpass slammed through her windshield Saturday. Pictures of the aftermath were posted by the WSP Saturday afternoon. There were no immediate arrests. If you have any information that could help in the investigation, call SPD at (206) 625-5011.

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Blotter | Hilltop pot shop axe break-in, Melrose biz owner DUI charge

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  • Pot shop axe-burglars: Seattle Police were called to the 1400 block of E Republican early on the morning of Sunday, October 15th after three suspects were reported to have busted into a pot shop with an axe and ransacked the store:According to the report on the 2 AM burglary, the burglary of the Ruckus shop was reported in progress and involved three males seen leaving the area in a white sedan. Police arrived to find a busted glass door and a mess inside but no sign of the suspects. It was unknown what had been stolen from the shop at the time of the report. UPDATE: The same modus operandi appears to have been at play in a string of West Seattle pot shop break-ins in the past week.
  • DUI charge: A Capitol Hill business owner has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and two counts of hit and run after her September arrest in a 29th Ave E incident. Police say Liz Pachaud, 32, was taken into custody after officers were called to 29th Ave E just before 1 AM on Sunday, September 17th and found vehicles damaged at the scene. Continue reading

Blotter | Police investigate ‘EAT THE RICH’ tagging spree

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  • Man struck on E Olive Way: A man in his 40s was taken to the hospital in stable condition after a reported car vs. pedestrian incident at Summit and E Olive Way Friday afternoon. Police were unable to provide many details of the peculiar incident at what is known as a busy and sometimes dangerous crossing but witnesses tell CHS this appeared to be more of an assault than a crash. According to one witness, the incident included an argument and the victim getting out of the involved vehicle before being struck by the hit and run driver. Police were looking for a silver hatchback involved in the crash. Another vehicle was at the scene damaged when CHS arrived around 2:30 PM.

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Blotter | Cal Anderson robberies, 7-11 beer beating, First Hill dildo assault

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  • Cal Anderson arrest: Police had their hands full after taking suspects into custody for a reported robbery in Cal Anderson Park last Saturday afternoon. According to the SPD report on the incident, the victim said she was pushed to the ground and her backpack was stolen by a group of known males. But as police detained the males in the park, the victim refused to identify the suspect. One of the group was taken into custody for “false reporting” — that’s when things got a little crazy
    The suspect was booked for investigation of harassment and malicious mischief, hate crime statutes.
  • I-5 OD: Seattle Police were called to the area of homeless and drug camps below I-5 near Pine and Minor Tuesday afternoon after a report that a male was undergoing CPR at the scene. According to radio dispatches, the male recovered after the CPR and the administration of overdose antidote naloxone by Seattle Fire.
  • Felony warrant suspect chase: Police in cars and on bikes fanned out across Capitol Hill last Wednesday, October 4th, after a reportedly armed felony warrant suspect was spotted and fled from a car ditched at Summit and Pine. The search spread across several blocks and police recovered a bag from a rooftop along the Crawford Place alley but there were no arrests.

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Blotter | Teen suspects cornered in park bathroom after Capitol Hill street robbery

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  • 15th Ave E robbery: Police took two teenaged street robbery suspects into custody Friday afternoon thanks to an observant person in Volunteer Park. Officers were called to the area around E Highland and 15th Ave E just after 2:30 PM Friday to a report that a victim had been robbed of a bag at knifepoint by juvenile males. Police searched the area including nearby Volunteer Park where a witness said two males had headed into the bathroom. Police took the two into custody after the victim was able to visually identify them as the assailants, according to East Precinct radio dispatches. There were no reported significant injuries.
  • ‘Fast back up’ at Broadway/Pike: Police were called to assist Seattle Fire personnel responding to a reported injured person at the Shell service station at Broadway and Pike early Sunday morning. According to police and Seattle Fire radio reports, a “fast back up” call was made during the 3:20 AM incident when a female was threatening an aid crew that had “stumbled into” a fight unfolding in the gas station’s parking lot. Police arrived to find the suspect was no longer at the scene and the reportedly injured victim in the fight long gone.
  • Tattoo break-in: A burglar walked out of E Olive Way tattoo shop the Artful Dodger with the shop’s cash register and cash in a September midnight break-in, according to Seattle Police. According to the report on the September 15th burglary, video surveillance showed a male suspect wearing a dark hoodie using a rock to break the shop’s glass door before picking up the register and walking out. Police say the suspect made off with the register — and $400 in cash.

Blotter | Broadway gun arrest, ‘well-known community member’ prostitution investigation

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  • Broadway gun arrest: Seattle Police are thanking a “watchful resident” for reporting a threatening man with a gun outside a bar Saturday night amid Broadway and Pike/Pine streets choked with nightlife revelers. Police responded to the report of the man armed with a handgun with “his finger on the trigger, and “pounding his chest and breathing heavily” outside Therapy in the 1500 block of Broadway just after 10 PM Saturday night. According to police, they were able to track down the suspect after his silver Audi became stuck in traffic near the Shell station at Pike and Broadway:
    Officers searched the area and within about ten minutes, found the suspect stuck in traffic. East Precinct bike officers quickly coordinated with nightlife emphasis foot beat officers and formed a plan for a high risk vehicle stop. Officers stopped the car and spoke with the suspect. Officers learned that the man had a license to carry a concealed weapon. They also found his loaded 9mm handgun. Since brandishing a gun isn’t covered by permit, officers arrested the man for a misdemeanor weapons violation.
    “Many thanks to the watchful resident for seeing something suspicious and then quickly sharing the information with bike officers who were patrolling the area,” the SPD brief on the arrest reads.
  • ‘Well-known Capitol Hill community member’ investigation: KIRO has made a big deal about the investigation of a “well-known Capitol Hill community member” for allegedly “training sex workers for ‘highly paid’ escort work and providing them to government leaders.” While the TV station chose to break the news on the March 1st search warrant to collect evidence at the reported “Capitol Hill” home of the unnamed suspect in the midst of fallout from Mayor Ed Murray’s sex abuse scandal, CHS is aware of the investigation and can report that, no, the search warrant was not for the mayor’s home despite what the comments section of the TV news site might tell you. In typical TV fashion, the address isn’t even really on Capitol Hill. But more importantly, the prostitution and “government leaders” element overshadows allegations of sexual assault being investigated after a 22-year-old man told police he was drugged and raped by the suspect. At this point, there are no charges in the case.
  • First Hill knife arrest: SPD arrested an alleged car prowler in an incident last Friday on First Hill:
    Officers arrested a man for robbery Friday afternoon when two men interrupted a car prowl in the First Hill neighborhood. Two men doing building maintenance in the 1200 block of James Street at 3:45 p.m. Friday, went downstairs to retrieve items from their trucks when they spotted a man helping himself to stuff stored in the bed boxes of their vehicles. The two men confronted the suspect who pulled out a knife and threatened the victims. The victims retreated and called 911. Officers arrived and began searching the building for the suspect they believed was still inside. The Officers eventually found the suspect, placed him under arrest, and booked him into King County Jail for investigation of robbery. Officers checked the area where the suspect was hiding and found all of the victim’s belongings.