Police Arrest Armed Man with Crack Cocaine in Central District

policePolice officers from the East Precinct’s Anti-Crime Team arranged a meeting Saturday morning in the Central District to purchase crack cocaine from a suspect. The suspect arrived near 25th Ave. and E. Fir St. around 1:15am. As the officers moved in for the arrest the suspect ran. They caught up with the 33 year old suspect and tackled him to the ground. While being tackled the suspect pulled out a loaded 9mm handgun from his waistband which officers were able to take from him before any shots were fired. Almost 8 grams of crack cocaine was found in the suspect’s possession. He was found to be a convicted felon and booked into the King County Jail on gun and drug charges.

Early Morning Med Mix Fire Determined to be Arson

Meed Mix fireInvestigators for the Seattle Fire Department have determined that the early morning fire at Med Mix on 23rd and Union was intentionally set. The fire originated behind the restaurant in an exterior storage area. No one was inured but the fire caused an estimated $90,000 in damages. The SPD do not believe that the fire was related to other recent fires in the area, it just happened to be in the same area.

Man Assaulted in Madrona – Leschi Area

According to the Madrona Mom’s, the other morning as a 76 year old man was on a morning walk he was assaulted near the Madrona Spectrum Dance Theater. He saw a man approaching him who he had seen in the area a few times in the past couple years. He is young male between the ages of 18-20 who appears to be Hispanic, he as also been seen “air boxing” while walking along Lake Washington Blvd.

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The next thing the man remembers is waking up on the ground with a woman helping him and asking if he was OK. She told him that the man had hit him and then ran off. It is assumed that she called the police. When the man began walking back home, he saw police officers detaining the man who had hit him. He approached the police officer and the man who hit him and identified the man. It is reported that he got an “odd look in his eyes” and punched the police officer in the mouth and began to run off with the policeman chasing after him. A man who was driving in a truck saw his and he yelled for the man to “get down on the ground” and the man obeyed. The police were then able to detain him.

Police and medics arrived on the scene to evaluate the man and take a statement. The man suffered a swollen jaw & nose, scrapes on his knees and elbows, and soar ribs (it is not known if it is from punches or falling to the ground).

Thanks go out to all the people who helped the man. It important as a community we help each other out to keep the community a safe place for all!

Woman Robbed At Gunpoint on 27th & E.Union

Wednesday night, around 11:30pm a woman was assaulted and robbed at a bus stop on the North side of Union st near 27th while on her way to the airport. The police report says that three suspects walked past the woman at the bus stop, then doubled back around a wooden fence and went behind her. One of the suspects pointed a semi-automatic hand-gun at  her.  He is described to be a black male in his 20’s, 6’1″ with a slim build, short hair, black baseball cap, white polo shirt, and baggy jeans. When the woman began screaming, the man with the gun punched her in the face. The other 2 suspects tried to steal her bags while dragging her across the sidewalk. A passerby saw what was taking place and he rushed over to her aid. He was able to grab the first suspect, but the suspect swung his arm and escaped. The two other suspects escaped with her messenger bag and suitcase. Police and K9’s were on the scene, but were not able to find the suspects. Among the things stolen were her MacBook Laptop, $3,000 in cash, her wallet and airline ticket.

I know this is scary for those of us who live in the neighborhood, as it is not the first time that something like this has happened. It is a reminder that we need to look out for our neighbors just as the man who came to her aid did, as well as be mindful of our surroundings.

Thanks to the the Central District News for providing an update, to read the article, go to the Central District News.

Woman Robbed At Gunpoint on 27th & E.Union

Wednesday night, around 11:30pm a woman was assaulted and robbed at a bus stop on the North side of Union st near 27th while on her way to the airport. The police report says that three suspects walked past the woman at the bus stop, then doubled back around a wooden fence and went behind her. One of the suspects pointed a semi-automatic hand-gun at  her.  He is described to be a black male in his 20’s, 6’1″ with a slim build, short hair, black baseball cap, white polo shirt, and baggy jeans. When the woman began screaming, the man with the gun punched her in the face. The other 2 suspects tried to steal her bags while dragging her across the sidewalk. A passerby saw what was taking place and he rushed over to her aid. He was able to grab the first suspect, but the suspect swung his arm and escaped. The two other suspects escaped with her messenger bag and suitcase. Police and K9’s were on the scene, but were not able to find the suspects. Among the things stolen were her MacBook Laptop, $3,000 in cash, her wallet and airline ticket.

I know this is scary for those of us who live in the neighborhood, as it is not the first time that something like this has happened. It is a reminder that we need to look out for our neighbors just as the man who came to her aid did, as well as be mindful of our surroundings.

Thanks to the the Central District News for providing an update, to read the article, go to the Central District News.

Night Out in Seattle

This year the City of Seattle will be celebrating the 28th Annual Night Out Against Crime. Tomorrow night, August 7th several communities around Seattle will come together as neighborhoods and spend the night out!

Each year the Night Out program has grown strong in numbers. This event is a great opportunity to bring the neighborhood together, meet new neighbors, talk about crime and drug prevention, and most of all enjoy food, games, etc! This years theme is, “Celebrating Crime Free Neighborhoods”, so this would be a great time to celebrate a decrease in crime in your neighborhood, and if it has not decreased, this is a great time to re-focus and take a public stand against crime in your neighborhood.

So get your neighborhood out for a “Night Out” and not only have a great time but work to prevent crime in your neighborhood!

If you would like more information, please visit the Seattle Police Department’s website!

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