Gun battle sends crowds fleeing after Washington Hall show — UPDATE

Thanks to a CHS reader for this picture of part of the SPD response from the scene outside Washington Hall

Cars were damaged but there were no reported victims after gunfire sent crowds at a Sunday night show at Washington Hall fleeing into the streets around 14th Ave.

According to East Precinct and Seattle Fire radio updates, gunfire was reported just before midnight near the concert and community venue at 14th and Fir. Minutes later, more gunfire and a multi-car collision was reported at 12th and Yesler.

Police found two vehicles crashed at the location and one person injured. Two people reportedly fled one of the vehicles on foot, according to witness reports.

Prior to the crash, a rolling gun battle involving at least three different vehicles exchanging gunfire was reported in the area. At least one of the vehicles was involved in the crash. Continue reading

SFD investigating 15th Ave house fire — UPDATE: Arson

Seattle Fire is investigating what caused an early Monday morning fire that charred a 15th Ave home where a recent tragedy occurred.

SFD said it responded to the house fire in the 200 block of 15th Ave just after 6 AM. There were no initial reports of damage available. The fire was reported extinguished just before 6:30 AM.

The house is the Squire Park home where police found the body of Alice Scott on June 7th after her husband of 20 years reported he had shot and killed her days earlier after a quarrel. 89-year-old Isaac Ealy was arrested and charged in the murder.

Seattle Fire says the blaze is being investigated.

There were no reported injuries.

UPDATE 6/21/2022: A Seattle Fire spokesperson said that the investigation determined the house fire was intentionally set. Seattle Police are now investigating.

Damage was estimated at $15,000.

 

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89-year-old charged with murdering wife in Squire Park home

 

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The 89-year-old arrested for shooting and killing his wife inside their 15th Ave Square Park home has been charged with first degree murder.

In the charges, prosecutors say Isaac Ealy came to the East Precinct lobby last Tuesday to report his wife was dead where she fell days earlier in the 15th Ave home after he hit her once with a shotgun blast during an argument. Police sent to the house found 82-year-old Alice Scott dead in the bathroom of the small 15th Ave home.

Prosecutors say the couple had been married twenty years. Continue reading

89-year-old in custody after wife shot and killed in Squire Park home — UPDATE

Seattle Police say they took an 89-year-old man into custody Tuesday afternoon after he told officers he shot his wife in their residence near 15th and Alder in the Squire Park neighborhood. Police found the 83-year-old woman dead inside. Continue reading

Police shoot man armed with rifle after reports of gunfire at 14th/Yesler apartment building

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Police called to a report of shots fired at a 14th and Yesler apartment building shot and wounded a man early Friday morning

According to Seattle Police and East Precinct radio updates, officers were called to the area around 4:30 AM to reports of gunfire in or near the building.

SPD says officers arrived as gunfire continued and found a man armed with a rifle: Continue reading

Cakes + Trees now growing on 13th Ave with granny cakes, ‘parm night’ pop-ups, and plants

(Image: Cakes + Trees)

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By Jethro Swain

13th Ave’s new Cakes + Trees is attracting pastry-lovers with its homestyle cakes and keeping them coming back with a changing menu, pop-up dinners, and an array of indoor flora for sale.

“Once we got the place and started building it out, we really focused on making a little spot where people could walk in, forget about all the crap, indulge in a piece of cake, enjoy the plants and just not worry about things for a minute,” said Alison Odowski.

The new shop, located on 13th Ave just off of E Jefferson, opened earlier this summer from Seattle food and drink veterans Odowski and Erik Jackson. Jackson has been a chef in Seattle for over 20 years, and Cakes + Trees is the couple’s second small business venture, after creating Good Day Donuts in White Center.

Odowski and Jackson lived in Capitol Hill for three years before moving south to be closer to Good Day Donuts, so they’re familiar with the area.

“We weren’t specifically looking to be over here, or anywhere, but this space [we’re in] dictated the move because we fell in love with it,” said Odowski. “It’s really old, the building was built in 1910, which I love. With so much new stuff in Seattle it’s also fun to be in something really old.” Continue reading

More Seattle protest arrests as police move in on march in Central District after reported property damage

“What’s your name, comrade?” demonstrators shout as one of the marchers is taken into custody (Image via @R3volutionDaddy)

A protest bolstered by “a very large patio umbrella” and marchers from Portland joining Seattle demonstrators ended in a flurry of arrests Saturday night in the Central District.

Seattle Police and participants in the demonstration posting to social media reported multiple arrests around 10:30 PM after bike officers moved on the crowd as it moved through the area near 15th and Spring.

SPD said the demonstration began around 8 PM on Capitol Hill with marchers leaving Seattle Central and traveling through neighborhood streets. Police reported a small fire was set near 12th and Remington and rocks were thrown as “some demonstrators were also spray-painting parking signs and buildings as they went” using “a very large patio umbrella to obscure officers’ view of these acts of property damage.” Continue reading

Birds of a cask ale feather will flock together as Machine House’s Central District taproom becomes the Capercaillie Pub

Celebrate the 4th of July by drinking English ales

Capercaillie Pub will continue Machine House Brewery’s quest of serving English beer on E Jefferson. The new project is a result of a shift in ownership, and the pub will be taking over the brewery’s bar space, making a few smaller changes in addition to the name change and change in ownership.

“Our vision is the Capercaillie will be a neighborhood pub featuring cask ale, and a place where people can hang out and feel comfortable,” said Alex Brenner, the pub’s owner, “I really like the layout of the space, the staff are great with customers, and the beer we serve is spot on.” Continue reading

CHS Pics | No New Youth Jail Valentines at 12th and Alder

Activists may have lost in court but they haven’t given up on winning hearts in their battle against the new youth jail at 12th and Alder.

Saying she and fellow activists were there to celebrate Valentine’s Day and “what it means to love community and love young people,” activist and attorney Nikkita Oliver said a group gathered outside the under construction King County Youth and Family Justice Center would be delivering No New Youth Jail Valentines to officials and judges.

“We are here to uplift ourselves and love ourselves and say we’re not going to allow buildings like this to be built and invested in,” Oliver said. Continue reading