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Blotter | Restaurant owner arrested in assault, SFD called out for Pike/Pine construction smoke

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  • E Thomas domestic violence assault: The owner of a Capitol Hill restaurant was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of domestic violence assault after a Sunday night incident on E Thomas. According to SPD radio dispatches, police were sent to the area in the 400 block of E Thomas after a woman called 911, operators heard a disturbance and the call ended. Police arrived around 9:30 PM and began searching for the victim who was finally located nearby. According to radio dispatches, police took one male into custody from a nearby restaurant after finding the phone and blood at the scene. We are not naming the suspect as he has not been charged. He was booked into jail for the assault and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, a gross misdemeanor. Bail was denied, according to jail records. UPDATE: Monday, 50-year-old Jang Cho pleaded not guilty to assault and interfering with reporting domestic violence. Cho opened Resto on E Thomas in April.
  • Pike/Pine construction smoke: Seattle Fire made a scene in the middle of the Pike/Pine party crowd as several units were called to a multistory apartment building under construction at 10th and Union Friday night to a report that the building was on fire. Responding units found smoke coming from the project’s underground parking floors and were able to quickly bring the situation under control. We don’t know yet what was on fire pending more details from SFD about the 10 PM incident. The department’s marshal was not dispatched to the scene indicating that the situation was not investigated as a suspicious fire. UPDATE: SFD says “the source of the fire and smoke was a fire in an unattended tar kettle. The fire was quickly extinguished and smoke was removed from the building.”
  • Man assaulted in Bellevue Ave E alley: A man called police early Sunday morning reporting he had been attacked by two assailants in an alley near Bellevue Ave E and E Loretta Place E. Police arrived to find the man had been seriously assaulted and robbed. According to East Precinct radio dispatches, it was not clear if the victim had passed out in the alley and then been attacked or if he had been knocked out during the robbery. Seattle Fire arrived to treat the victim. The suspects, described only as a white male and black male in their 30s, were not located.
  • 23rd/Union mugging: The victim in a street robbery near 23rd and Union was able to walk home following the mugging to call police. According to police radio dispatches, the victim said a group of around seven black teens with unknown clothing descriptions robbed him as he walked near the gas station at the intersection. The victim did not require medical attention and the suspects were not immediately located by police.
  • 12th/Pike purse snatch: Seattle University has increased patrols in the area following an early morning purse snatch that targeted a student Friday:

    On 11/08/2013 at approximately 1:00 am, an SU student was walking south on 12th Avenue from E. Pike St. when an unknown non-affiliate male approached the student from behind and physically stopped her. The male grabbed the student’s purse and took off in an unknown direction.  The student was able to walk to campus where she contacted Public Safety.  Public Safety is currently investigating the incident and has increased patrols in the surrounding areas.

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11 thoughts on “Blotter | Restaurant owner arrested in assault, SFD called out for Pike/Pine construction smoke

  1. That area of Bellevue Ave and Loretta is sketchy and if I lived over there I would move. I never walk alone past 6PM if it’s not a scary dude asking me for money its a needle on the ground.

    • If you consider Bellevue and Loretta/Thomas as ‘sketchy’, you really don’t belong in this neighborhood. Praytell, what makes it ‘sketchy’?

  2. The location of the domestic assault sounds like it has to be Resto — although I really hope not. Anybody heard anything about it?

    • I thought so too. Its the only place in that area. They are a husband wife duo that own that place…I hope not. :( SAD Regardless

    • Yup it’s the resto couple you can look him up on the jail registry he is stills in there. He was denied 1500 bail so must be pretty serious circumstance. Regardless women beater…I’m never going back!

    • This will be the death knell for Resto. It already seemed to be struggling as a business, and always seemed dark. That is just not a location, or interior size, that will allow a restaurant to prosper.

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