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- Hatchet assault: Police took one man into custody but say the victim refused medical attention after an assault with a hatchet in Cal Anderson Park Sunday morning. According to the SPD report on the incident, police and medics were called to a large disturbance in the park around 11:30 AM and were flagged down by the suspect who admitted he had struck the other man in the head with the hatchet. Police detained the suspect and located the victim in a tent inside the park. “The victim stated he was hit in the head with a hatchet as he intervened in the disturbance near the encampment,” the SPD report reads. “As Seattle Fire was responding to the scene, the victim refused all medical assistance. Officers were not able to persuade the victim to wait for Seattle Fire to evaluate his injury.” Police say the suspect was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault.
- Lake WA Blvd arsons: An arson fire in a home in the 100 block of Lake Washington Blvd E was part of a string of break-ins and fires set inside homes in the area Sunday afternoon. Seattle Fire was called to the residential fire around 2:15 PM and found that the front door of the house had been left open but nobody was home. Multiple fires has been set inside as security video showed a woman wondering through the house before lighting the fires. Medics were then called to an area south of the residence to a report of a woman down at the scene. Police responded and located the woman from the surveillance video being treated by SFD. Police say the suspect admitted to breaking into seven homes in the area and setting the fires. She was booked into King County Jail for investigation of arson and burglary.
- Madrona electrocution accident: A terrible incident Saturday at the Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church left one man dead and another with life-threatening injuries after a metal ladder the father and son were working with fell on a power line:
At approximately 3:20pm, the Seattle Fire Department responded to a medical call related to an industrial accident in the 800 block of 32nd Avenue. A 52-year-old man and a 27-year-old man had been working on the outside of a building using an aluminum ladder. Both men were standing on the ground attempting to move the ladder when a strong gust of wind blew the top of it into a nearby power line. Both men were electrocuted. The older man died at the scene and the younger man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
SPD investigated the incident.
- Stolen truck and motorcycle arrest: A man found sleeping in a stolen truck on Hiawatha Place S with a stolen motorcycle in its bed was taken into custody after a short chase with police. According to the SPD report on the November 4th incident, police woke the man around 9:30 PM and attempted to take him into custody. “The male struggled during the arrest, striking an officer in the face and later dropping a handgun from his clothing,” the report on the incident reads. Police eventually chased the suspect down and he was taken into custody. He was booked into the King County Jail for two counts of possession of stolen property, and assault.
- Ring ripoff: A Capitol Hill mail thief made off with a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. The victim in the November 5th theft is hoping somebody might spot the unique ring in an area pawnshop of for sale online:
Hey Seattle Capitol Hill area, I was really excited to snag a limited edition ring from one of my favorite jewelers and it was likely taken from my building yesterday before I could get it. FUN.
If you see it in any pawn shops or elsewhere can you let me know? It’s a lonngshot. pic.twitter.com/Jh6gDERurk
— Pam Wishbow (@pamwishbow) November 7, 2020
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