911 | Pine/Melrose gunfire, Harborview gunshot victim, search for missing man includes Arboretum

 

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  • Pine/Melrose gunfire: Police were called to a person reported shooting from a vehicle near Pine and Melrose just after last call Saturday morning. According to SPD, witnesses reported a male firing what appeared to be a 9mm gun from a silver or tan GMC Denali just after 2 AM. Arriving police found no victims and no reported damage. Witnesses could not say in which direction the vehicle left the area. There were no arrests. Continue reading

Seattle Fire handles blaze in 11th Ave E house lined up to be demolished for apartment development north of Cal Anderson

Seattle Fire responded to a fire Thursday afternoon in one of the remaining single family style home mid-block along 11th Ave E between E John and Denny just north of Cal Anderson. The old home is one of a handful lined up to be demolished to make way for a new housing development.

SFD said the fire was quickly brought under control and there were no reported injuries in the just before 3 PM response.

E John was closed in all directions as Seattle Fire vehicles filled the area during the response. Continue reading

911 | Child in stable condition after struck by driver in the Central District, another shooting victim dropped at First Hill ER, SWAT arrest on 10th Ave

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  • Driver hits two-year-old: A young child was injured Tuesday night when they were struck by a driver in the street near New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on 21st Ave. Seattle Fire says it treated a 2-year-old after “a vehicle and pedestrian collision” and said the victim was in stable condition as paramedics transported the child to Harborview. Seattle Police were investigating but provided no details on the incident. There were no reported arrests and the driver was not reported to have left the scene.
  • Shooting victim dropped at Swedish: For the second time in four days, a victim suffering a gunshot wound was dropped at a First Hill emergency in a shooting being investigated by police. According to East Precinct radio dispatches, the male victim in his 20s was left at the main Broadway entrance to Swedish Medical Center just after 11 PM Tuesday. Seattle Fire was called to transport the man to Harborview. We don’t have additional details on the condition of the victim at this time. Police were trying to determine the circumstances of the shooting. The driver of the vehicle that dropped the man and fled the area was reportedly wearing a ski mask to cover his face. Early Saturday, a shooting victim was dropped off in a similar fashion at Harborview. UPDATE: SPD reports the shooting happened near 4th and Main and that the man suffered non-life threatening injuries.
  • SWAT arrest: SWAT officers took a suspect into custody at a 10th Ave supportive housing facility late Tuesday night following a short standoff. According to SPD radio updates, the suspect had reportedly threatened other residents of the 10th at Jefferson building. SWAT entered a living unit and took the suspect into custody just after 11 PM.
 

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911 | E Howe car chase crosses Capitol Hill, Broadway bias arrest, man down on E Olive Way

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  • E Howe car chase: A man was arrested early Monday after police say his girlfriend reported he had trapped her inside his car and was threatening to kill her during a slow speed chase across the city that started on the western edge of Capitol Hill and ended miles away on southbound I-5. According to SPD, police received a report just after midnight that the victim had messaged a friend and said she was trapped in her boyfriend’s car and he was threatening to kill her. Police located the car in the 1200 block of East Howe and tried to pull the driver over. The suspect led police on a chase across Capitol Hill at speeds around 30 MPH as the driver blew stop signs and intersections, according to SPD radio updates. The suspect eventually made his way onto I-5  as officers from SPD, King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington State Patrol followed the suspect. SPD says state troopers were able to place spike strips ahead of the suspect’s vehicle, disabling it on I-5. Police found the victim in the vehicle, unharmed, and arrested the 22-year-old man for felony harassment and eluding. Continue reading

Man reportedly struck by Metro bus in E Madison construction zone — UPDATE

A man suffered a “severe impact” and was taken to the hospital after he was struck and briefly trapped under a Metro route 11 bus Thursday morning near 17th and Madison, a busy intersection in the middle of the E Madison bus rapid transit construction project.

According to Seattle Fire, the 65-year-old was treated at the scene and taken to Harborview in stable condition. He suffered abrasions and was suffering lower back pain and a possible chest injury, according to Seattle Fire radio updates on the just before 11:15 AM incident. Continue reading

911 | SPD ends E Madison rock throwing standoff with ‘less lethal’ crowd control weapon

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  • Rock throwing arrest: Seattle Police say they used “less lethal” munitions to end a 30-minute standoff with a man suffering a mental crisis and reported throwing rocks at a nearby building and officers early Tuesday morning near 14th and E Madison. According to the SPD brief on the incident and East Precinct radio reports, the man was reported to be “possibly nude” and throwing rocks at the Chloe on Madison apartment building around 1:15 AM. Arriving officers reported the man was threatening pedestrians with rocks and was also throwing rocks at windows of the building:

    When they contacted him he was hostile towards them. Officers remained at a distance, and he began throwing large rocks at officers who took cover behind a dumpster. The subject also struck two patrol vehicles with the rocks during the incident.

    SPD says officers formed a “contact team with riot shields as additional cover” and “eventually deployed a 40mm launcher when the subject refused to follow orders to drop the rocks.” The crowd control weapon “was effective,” SPD says, reporting the man started running before he was apprehended and booked into jail for assault and property damage including damage to a police vehicle at the scene. Seattle Fire was called to evaluate the man as he was taken into custody.

  • Broadway knife threat: Police were called early Monday to a report of a person with a gun threatening to shoot a man armed with a butcher knife in a disturbance on Broadway. According to the SPD brief, police arrived and took the victim into custody in the 2:30 AM incident while officers sorted out what happened. Police say the victim told officers they were walking home near Broadway and Denny when the suspect approached with a large butcher knife and started chasing them. “The victim produced a legally owned and carried firearm in self-defense and the suspect ran off,” SPD reports. There were no reports of shots fired. Police searched the area for the suspect armed with the knife but were not successful. There were no reported serious injuries.
 

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911 | Roastery carjacking crash charges, SPD needs help in Capitol Hill homicide cases, First Hill gas station crash

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  • Roastery carjacking crash charges: Prosecutors say the suspected driver in the March 1st carjacking crash outside Capitol Hill’s Starbucks Roastery has been charged in the crime. The King County Prosecutor’s office announced Nathaniel McRae is being held on $100,000 bail as he faces charges of first degree robbery and attempting to elude police. McRae also faces a charge of kidnapping. CHS reported on the Tuesday, March 1st incident in which McRae is alleged to have stolen the black Lexus downtown as the owner of the vehicle dangled from a window before being able to pull himself inside as the car raced up Capitol Hill and McRae crashed near the roastery venue.
  • Caradonna

    Wood (Image courtesy Kent Nyberg)

    No arrests in Capitol Hill homicide cases: SPD continues to seek the public’s assistance in solving two recent murders involving Capitol Hill homeless men. Jonathan Caradonna, 32, died Saturday, March 19th after suffering multiple stab wounds in an assault near 13th Ave E. Brent Wood, 31, was found beaten to death on the pavement behind the Broadway Rite Aid early on the morning of Thursday, March 3rd. Anyone with information is asked to call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.

  • First Hill driver vs. pole: A First Hill gas station had to be shut down Sunday morning after an argument between friends over a borrowed car ended with a collision that badly damaged a City Light utility pole. Power was knocked out in the area during the repairs. Police say the just before 4 AM wreck happened during “a disturbance” involving the victim’s vehicle:

    A friend claims to have been given permission to drive the victim’s vehicle and suddenly drove away from an argument at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was then involved in a single car collision to City Light power pole in the 900blk of James St. sheering the City Light pole and lowering the high-power lines. This collision also occurred approx. 20 feet from gas pumps/station. James Street was closed down to vehicle traffic both East and West bound between 9 Av/Boren Av. Traffic was redirected.

    SPD says the area was closed to traffic and the gas station shut down so crews could respond to repair the damaged pole. The pole was replaced, power lines secured, and traffic was reopened by noon Sunday, SPD says. There were no reported serious injuries.

 

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Victim in Saturday stabbing homicide identified — 2nd Capitol Hill homeless man murdered this month

 

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Caradonna

Saturday, Jonathan Caradonna was stabbed and killed on 13th Ave E — the second man living homeless on the streets around Capitol Hill to be murdered in March.

Tuesday afternoon, the King County Medical Examiner officially identified the 32-year-old. Cause of death: multiple stab wounds. Manner of death: homicide.

Seattle Police say Caradonna died Saturday after he was found that morning in an apartment building doorway along the 100 block of 13th Ave E where he staggered and could be heard yelling for assistance after the attack. Police have released no suspect information and announced no arrests. Police were reported checking the area around a nearby 7-11 where a male had been in a possible mental crisis previous to the incident and were also on the search for a greyhound puppy reported missing by the victim. Continue reading

Man dies after found stabbed on 13th Ave E — UPDATE: Homicide investigation

Seattle Police say a person found Saturday morning in the 100 block of 13th Ave E with a stab wound suffered life threatening injuries.

UPDATE 5:55 PM: SPD says the man has died of his injuries and are asking for anybody with information to help the investigation by calling the tip line at 206-684-5300.

UPDATE 3/21/2022 10:30 AM: SPD says there remains very limited information they can share about the investigation at this point but a spokesperson said it is believed the man was attacked and stabbed and that the injury was likely not the result of accident or self-inflicted. The incident does not appear to have been a robbery though a dog reportedly belonging to the victim was not immediately found.

According to SPD and East Precinct radio reports, the male victim was reportedly seen around 8:30 AM running down the street before collapsing in a doorway where he was treated by Seattle Fire and rushed to the hospital. Police say he had been heard yelling for assistance. Continue reading

911 | E John death, light rail escalator fall, airgun shooting, reported Melrose Trail DUI crash

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  • E John death: A 48-year-old man died after being found down in the 400 block of E John late Sunday afternoon. According to Seattle Fire and radio updates, the man was reported down on the sidewalk at John and Summit and a bystander was attempting CPR in the just before 5 PM incident. It was not clear how long the man had been unconscious and not breathing before he was found. Seattle Fire attempted CPR but crews were not successful in reviving the victim. The death was being investigated by police as a medical emergency and not believed to have been suspicious.
  • Light rail escalator fall: A man reported to have been sitting on the rail was seriously injured when he fell 20 feet from a Capitol Hill Station escalator Saturday afternoon. Continue reading