A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

Cat shot by pellet gun in Greenwood

September 10th, 2014 by Doree

Brenna says her 1-year-old cat was shot by some kind of pellet gun sometime in the last few days. It happened just north of Sandel Park in Greenwood. The pellet is lodged in the cat’s hind foot.

Though we are thankful that she isn’t hurt worse, we are highly concerned that if this wasn’t an accident there may be a vicious person around our Greenwood neighborhood.

Has anyone else had this happen to their pet?

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SPD Gang Unit investigating after woman grazed by bullet on Metro bus in East Phinney/Green Lake on Friday night

September 7th, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Police are investigating after a woman was grazed by a bullet while riding a Metro bus Friday night near North 65th Street and Linden Avenue North.

From the SPD Blotter:

Officers began receiving calls of shots fired just before 9:40 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of Aurora Ave. North. When they arrived on scene, they found a woman who had been grazed by a bullet while on a bus full of people.

A witness said that two men were standing outside a car arguing with two people inside the car. As they argued, a bus approached a nearby stop at Linden Ave. North and North 66th St. One of the men inside the car began shooting at the two men on foot. The two men outside the car began running toward the bus and were able to get onto the bus as the bus sped away. Realizing that a bullet grazed a woman on the bus, causing a cut to her head, the driver stopped the bus a few blocks away.

Officers rushed to the scene to find only one of the two men still on the bus. Officers continue to question him in an attempt to gain a clear picture of what lead up to the shooting. A witness described the shooter as a black male in his late teens wearing a grey hoodie. The suspects were last seen in a silver sedan possibly resembling a late 90s Ford Focus.

Seattle Fire department Medics responded and treated the woman at the scene before transporting her to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation.

The Gang Unit is taking the lead in this investigation and anyone with information in this case is asked to call 911 and speak with officers.

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Seattle Police: Suspected car thief drowns after stealing car from Phinney Ridge and driving into Ship Canal

August 28th, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Police say a suspected car thief drowned late last night or early this morning after driving a car stolen from Phinney Ridge into the Ship Canal.

From the SPD Blotter:

Update – 11:45 AM: Officer have recovered a man’s body from the water near where police last saw the suspected car thief. The King County Medical Examiner will take custody of the body as police continue to investigate the incident.

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Police divers are working to recover the body of a suspected car thief, now presumed drowned after he drove into the Ship Canal late Wednesday night.

Around 11:30 PM, police received reports that a Nissan Sentra had driven off a pier near the 1000 block of West Ewing Street.
Officers and rescue teams from the Seattle Fire Department arrived at the Nickerson Street Marina and spotted a man in the water, calling for help.

Officers in SPD’s Harbor Unit attempted to throw a rope to the man four times, but he refused to grab the rope and pushed away from an officer, who tried to grab him out of the water. The man then went under the water.

Officers and Seattle Fire Department divers searched the canal for more than an hour, but were unable to find the man.

Police believe the man was driving a stolen car—reportedly taken from the Phinney Ridge neighborhood Monday afternoon—when he drove through a gate and off of a dock on the canal.

SPD is still investigating this incident and we’ll provide updates as more information becomes available.

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UPDATE: CAR FOUND — Black Subaru Legacy stolen from Broadview

August 25th, 2014 by Doree

Update: The car has been found and returned to its owner.

Earlier: Mike tells us his black 1998 Subaru Legacy was stolen sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning from the corner of North 117th Street and Phinney Avenue North, next to Christ the King Church.

The car’s license plate is ABE3563. He filed a police report. If you’ve seen it, please call the police.

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Greenwood resident catches package thief on security camera – anybody recognize him?

August 19th, 2014 by Doree

Winnie sent us security camera photos that show a man stealing packages from her front door as well as her neighbor’s home on North 97th Street. She says he was riding a mountain bike. She filed a police report - case #2014-276085.

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Does anybody recognize this man?

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UPDATE: FOUND — Honda Accord stolen from Phinney Ridge

July 28th, 2014 by Doree

Update Aug. 6: David tells us his car was recovered in Shoreline and three suspects were arrested after police found it full of stolen goods. He says the thieves also apparently tried to forge a bill of sale but spelled his name wrong.

Earlier: David tells us someone stole his green 1995 Honda Accord four-door sedan from the 6200 block of 5th Avenue NW. It has a bike rack on the trunk and some white tape on the driver’s side headlight. The license plate is 164 ZVX.

If anyone sees it, please call the police (report #14-244695) and then call David at 206-551-4564.

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Honda Passport stolen from Greenwood apartment garage last weekend

July 17th, 2014 by Doree

Gabriel tells us his car was stolen from his apartment complex’s parking garage sometime last weekend. It’s a 1998 Honda Passport, license AME7065. It was taken from the Guinevere Apartments on North 85th Street near Dayton Avenue North.

The vehicle does not have a front plate, has a broken driver’s side rock shield, a rear-mounted spare tire with no cover, and a large “X” that was recently keyed in the middle of the passenger side front door.

If you’ve seen it, call the police and please call Gabriel at 206-297-3737.

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13-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Bitter Lake park Friday afternoon

July 13th, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Police are investigating after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at Bitter Lake on Friday afternoon.

From the SPD Blotter:

As the girl was listening to music at the park, a man called out her name. The girl thought she knew the man and walked up to him.

The suspect then grabbed the girl and dragged her to a secluded area near the water and sexually assaulted her.

The victim was able to escape and fled to the Bitter Lake Community Center. The suspect was last seen leaving the park along Bitter Pl. North.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation.

The suspect is described as a white man, 40 years old with a heavy build.

Sexual Assault Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating the incident.

If you have any information about this case, please call 911 or contact detectives at (206) 684-5575.

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Honda Civic stolen Monday night from Phinney Ridge

July 2nd, 2014 by Doree

George tells me his 1997 blue Honda Civic 4-door was stolen sometime Monday night from North 73rd Street, between Dayton and Fremont avenues. The license plate is AFL0139. If you’ve seen it, please call George at 206-667-7102.

Here’s a picture of  a similar car.

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UPDATE: FOUND — Another stolen car, this time a Honda Civic

June 23rd, 2014 by Doree

Update: The car was found in Kenmore.

Earlier: We’ve had numerous reports of stolen vehicles in the neighborhood lately. Megan tells us her 1998 black, 4-door Honda Civic (with a regular trunk, not a hatchback), with plates ABV8733 was stolen on Thursday or Friday night, from NW 95th Street and 4th Ave NW. Please call 414-350-6093 if you see it.

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Subaru Outback stolen from Phinney Ridge

June 21st, 2014 by Doree

Update: The car has been found.

Earlier: Jamie tells us his niece’s Silver 1999 Subaru Outback Impreza was stolen last Tuesday from 1st Avenue NW and North 60th Street. The license is ANV9195. If you’ve seen it, please email Jamie.

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Stolen bike found at corner of 72nd and 3rd with cut cable lock

June 20th, 2014 by Doree

Marie found a bike leaning against a telephone pole at the corner of NW 72nd Street and 3rd Avenue NW today. The cable lock was cut and still on the bike. She’s moved it to her house for safekeeping. Email her if it’s yours.

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