911 | Capitol Hill bus stop death, reported E Aloha armed robbery, 23rd/Union liquor shop bandit busted

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  • Bus stop death: A man died early Monday morning at a Capitol Hill bus stop. King County Metro workers found the man down and unresponsive at the eastbound stop near Broadway and Pine just before 5:30 AM. Seattle Fire was called to the scene and performed CPR but the man reported to be in his late 50s could not be revived. The King County Medical Examiner is investigating the cause of death. Seattle Police were called to the scene, standard procedure for a death investigation.
  • 14/Aloha robbery: Police investigated a reported armed robbery near 14th and Aloha overnight and were able to track down a phone taken in the holdup — but unfortunately it had been smashed to bits. According to East Precinct radio dispatches, police were called to a nearby residence after a victim reported being robbed just before 2 AM along E Aloha. The victim told police the robbery involved two masked suspects — one carrying a knife and the other carrying a handgun. Both male suspects appeared to be in their 20s and were wearing dark hoodies and black face masks. Police started a K9 search for the suspects using a Dick’s Drive-in bag the duo reportedly dropped at the scene but the dog was unable to start a successful track. Officers had better luck tracking the phone taken in the robbery but when they arrived at the Montlake location where the phone was last pinged about 30 minutes after the hold-up, police found the device smashed to bits after being apparently tossed from a car. There were no arrests and no serious injuries reported. UPDATE: According to information shared by neighborhood watch participants in the area, there were three victims held up in the robbery and the Dick’s burgers were part of the heist. Continue reading

Police ask for help locating suspect in Capitol Hill domestic violence assault

Police are asking for help tracking down the suspect in a domestic violence assault that happened in a Capitol Hill apartment last month.

During the incident on February 28th, Edward Gentry, 34, attacked his ex-girlfriend at an apartment, striking her repeatedly before strangling her until she was unconscious. Gentry attacked the woman in front of her three-year-old child.

Prosecutors have charged Gentry with two counts of domestic violence including assault and unlawful imprisonment and he is wanted on a $250,000 warrant.

If you can help SPD located the 34-year-old, call the domestic violence unit at (206) 684-0330 or 911.


Man charged in rape and attack on sex worker in Capitol Hill apartment

A man has been arrested and charged for a violent rape inside a Capitol Hill apartment last month that left the victim battered. The attack appears to have carried on even as police were called to the apartment but left without contacting the victim.

Terric Shepard, 25, faces a charge of rape in the first degree. Prosectors say he attacked a woman he paid for sex in a February 16th assault inside his E John apartment that left the victim battered with a broken jaw and drifting in and out of consciousness. Continue reading

911 | Volunteer Park search after reported armed robbery at 12th and Roy

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  • Volunteer Park search: Police and a K9 unit searched the streets and Volunteer Park Friday night after a reported knifepoint street robbery at 12th and Roy. According to East Precinct radio updates, the victim reported being held up around 9:30 PM by two young males, one armed with an eight to nine inch knife. Police were searching for two suspects reported as Asian males in their late teens or early 20s, one wearing a hooded sweatshirt, blue bandana, and cutoff shorts on the chilly night. Police fanned out across the area and the nearby park but there were no immediate arrests. No serious injuries were reported.
  • Summit/Pine self-inflicted stabbing: Seattle Fire and Seattle Police rushed to the scene of a reported suicide attempt on the street at Summit and Pine. A 911 caller reported the incident just after 12:30 AM Saturday as the victim was reportedly stabbed multiple times in the abdomen and was struggling against attempts to help. Seattle Police arrived and Seattle Fire was called in to treat and transport the person who was taken with life threatening injuries to the hospital. For resources to help those in need: National suicide-prevention hotline: 800-SUICIDE. Local Crisis Clinic: (206) 461-3222.

Police seek help identifying suspect in gunpoint kidnapping attempt on Capitol Hill

Police are searching for the suspect in an attempted kidnapping of a woman as she waited for her rideshare car on Capitol Hill earlier this month.

Seattle Police released a sketch of the man they say tried to get the woman into his car at gunpoint on 11th Ave near E Pike early on the morning of Friday, February 1st:

The victim was on 11 Avenue between E Union and E Pike waiting for her rideshare at around 4:25 in the morning. While she waited, the suspect, a male motorist, drove by slowly and stared at her. The suspect parked and ordered the victim into his car at gunpoint. The victim yelled for help and ran away. The suspect got into his car and drove off. The victim ran to her rideshare, who arrived around the corner, and they both contacted police.

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Police investigate overnight Belmont Ave E armed robbery

A man suffered head injuries in an armed robbery in the 200 block of Belmont Ave E early Wednesday morning.

Seattle Fire and SPD were called to a building near Belmont and Thomas around 3:35 AM Wednesday for a man who had been assaulted and suffered a head laceration in the attack.

The victim told police he had been held up by at least two men one described as a white male in his 20s wearing jeans and a sweatshirt and a black male who appeared to be in his 40s, around 200 pounds, and wearing a maroon beanie and blue down jacket. The suspects were last seen fleeing the building but left in an unknown direction, according to East Precinct radio dispatches.

There were no immediate arrests and the victim was treated by Seattle Fire for his injuries.

911 | E Pine dog attack, Capitol Hill dumpster fires, Broadway jogging assault

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  • E Pine dog attack: Police and Seattle Animal Control responded after a terrible dog attack Friday evening at the bus stop at 11th and Pine. A CHS reader posted her account of the attack — and her brave action to stop it — to the CHS Facebook Group in hopes of learning more about the fate fo the dog that was attacked:
    I was headed home from work on Friday, and walked to the bus stop on Pine and 11th (th) to head home as per usual. I saw a disabled man and his “service dog” black German Shepherd (?). They proceeded to sit under the bus stop covered place. A girl and her friend were walking by with a little Daschund and the “service” dog went crazy and attacked the daschund. Continue reading

So, what happened to the Capitol Hill snowball road rage driver?

In the middle of all the snow, video of a Capitol Hill road rage incident involving snowballs and an irate driver spread across social media and got plenty of play on local TV.

Police responded to the corner of Bellevue and Thomas just before 7 PM Sunday, February 10th to a fight underway at Thomas Street Park after a driver in a jeep reportedly attempted to run people down. Video of the incident shows the 27-year-old driver crash to a stop and the snow dust-up that followed over snowballs reportedly tossed in the melee. There were no reported serious injuries. Continue reading

Central District’s Union Market held up at gunpoint in Tuesday morning robbery

Police were searching for a suspect seen fleeing on foot through the icy slush after a Tuesday morning armed robbery at the Central District’s Union Market.

The just before 9:30 AM hold-up of the corner market involved a suspect seen pointing a handgun as he grabbed cash from the register of the corner store at 21st and Union. Continue reading

Blotter | Drugs, gun recovered in crash after police pursuit starting in Capitol Hill parking lot

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  • Chase and crash: Seattle Police have posted details of an early Saturday morning bust after a rollover crash that began with a pursuit on Capitol Hill. According to SPD, officers spotted two men in a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot near Union and Summit around 2 AM. Police say the suspects quickly backed their red Ford Explorer out of the lot and sped away from police, running red lights as they went, before crashing only minutes later on Boren near Virginia. Arriving officers found the car on its side with two occupants inside, alert and conscious, and not seriously injured — along with a handgun and three plastic bags containing suspected methamphetamine on the pavement near the vehicle’s open sunroof. Police say the gun’s serial number appeared to have been filed off. The vehicle’s passenger had a DUI warrant and was in possession of a backpack containing 200 pills of Xanax, some of which, the man said, had been pressed into pieces of candy, according to the report. The driver was arrested for reckless driving and told police they would potentially find his fingerprints on the gun because “he had seen the gun on the ground outside the car, not wanted police to think it was his, and had thrown it further into the street,” police said. The man, who is a felon, is unable to legally possess firearms. Both men were booked into King County Jail. Continue reading