November 26th, 2015 by Doree
Ginny tells us she found an Ann Taylor Loft shopping bag on her driveway this morning.
It was full of items that most of us would carry in our cars…phone cables, sunglasses, CDs and an owner’s manual for a 2007 Mazda3. There are a few other items in it as well. It has probably been there for a few days, although the items were not damp. I suspect it was a grab and dash from a car prowl…I live between 3rd and 8th on 73rd.
If you think the items might be yours, email Ginny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: car crime, car prowl, crime, found
November 16th, 2015 by Doree
Doxey’s blue Honda CRV was stolen last Thursday night from the street in front of his Phinney Ridge house.
The license plate is plate 743 VKM. If you’ve seen it, please call Doxey at 206-667-8368.
Tags: car crime, crime
November 9th, 2015 by Doree
The Seattle Times reports that Byron White, who was a senior at Ballard High School when he murdered David L. Peterson in the parking lot of Mud Bay in Greenwood and stole his cell phone, was sentenced to 28.6 years in prison this morning.
White was 17 at the time, but charged as an adult under a state law that allows adult prosecution of 16- and 17-year-olds charged with certain violent offenses. White pleaded guilty last month.
You can read the full Seattle Times story here.
Tags: crime, David Peterson, homicide, murder
November 6th, 2015 by Doree
The Seattle Times reports that two men were convicted yesterday in the drug deal murder of another man in Woodland Park in 2012.
One of the men, a 37-year-old gang member, according to the Times, will now spend life in prison after his third strike.
You can read the full story here.
Tags: crime, Seattle Times, woodland park
November 5th, 2015 by Doree
Update: The lockdown is over and students were sent home while police continue to search for the gun.
Update: From SPD Blotter:
Update: Police escorted students to the high school’s gymnasium as officers searched the campus to ensure the suspect had not hidden a firearm someone in the building. SPD Chief Kathleen O’Toole and BHS Principal Keven Wynkoop met with students (pictured below) to discuss the day’s events and reassure them that police were conducting a search as a precautionary measure.
Earlier: Seattle Police arrested a teen today after reports the student brought a firearm to school. According to a friend whose son is texting her updates, the students were evacuated to the gym and are waiting to be led outside, while SWAT team members search the school for a weapon.
From the SPD Blotter:
Seattle police and school officials are investigating after a student was reportedly seen with a firearm Thursday at Ballard High School.
Officers and a SWAT team responded to the school and quickly located the student off campus. Officers took the teenage male into custody, but were not immediately able to locate a firearm.
Out of an abundance of caution, police have evacuated the school and are searching the campus to ensure the safety of students and faculty.
Our sister site, MyBallard, has continuous updates.
Tags: Ballard High School, crime, Seattle Public Schools
November 2nd, 2015 by Doree
Burglars broke into Couth Buzzard Books at 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday night and 5:45 a.m. this morning. Owner Theo Dzielak says they broke the front door’s window to get in and stole about $950 in cash. No books were stolen.
Dzielak says the theft is very hard for his small, independent business.
If anyone saw or heard anything, or has any information, please contact Dzielak at email@example.com or 206-436-2960.
Tags: burglary, Couth Buzzard Books, crime, theft
October 29th, 2015 by Doree
Sue tells us her family’s car was broken into on North 87th Street between Fremont and Linden avenues last night. The thief took a bag of climbing gear, including her children’s gear.
My daughter’s harness is purple and signed across the back by Conrad Anker. My son’s is a small child harness (the kind that goes over the shoulders). There are two small shoes with “Chey” written in red ink on the top. The chalk bag is brown and well loved (20 years old and probably climbed enough vertical feet to reach the moon). My husband’s harness was only a couple of years old and in good condition. The rest are well worn, including other adult shoes and my daughter’s blue shoes. We’ve had stuff show up in our yard that was stolen from somewhere else, and always are eager to find the proper owner. Here’s hoping whoever took this just dumped it somewhere and we can recover it!
Tags: car crime, crime
October 20th, 2015 by Doree
The teenager accused of murdering Greenwood resident David Peterson for his cell phone in February of 2014 pleaded guilty to first degree murder on Monday afternoon.
Peterson, 54, was killed in the parking lot of Mud Bay while calling 911 to report that Byron White had tried to rob him of his cell phone. According to prosecutors, White heard Peterson on the phone and came back, shot him, then took his phone and ran away. White was later arrested at Sea-Tac Airport.
According to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, White will be sentenced on Nov. 9. The sentencing range is 22 to 28-1/2 years.
Tags: crime, murder
October 13th, 2015 by Doree
Alison tells us someone broke into her family’s home near North 76th Street and 1st Avenue NW while they were upstairs around 8:30 p.m. Monday night.
They broke one of our downstairs windows and tried to pry open another one. When that didn’t work, they kicked in our front door. I think when they heard our TV noise, they took off, but wanted neighbors to be aware.
Did anyone see or hear anything in that area last night?
Tags: burglary, crime