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Recent Crime News
Yesterday | via KOMO News
A drive-by shooting has ignited a call for more beat officers on Capitol Hill. Police haven't kept pace with the neighborhood's growth, according to some bar and nightclub owners, and a few are looking for solutions on their own. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 17 | via Business Wire
Reports also suggest that graffiti is not an isolated problem but is often related to vandalism, theft, or other public disorders, which all add to these concerns. Prevention of these incidents is an on-going pursuit but one business in Seattle, Washington has found a solution with megapixel video surveillance cameras from Arecont VisionA . Comment?
Tuesday Nov 17 | via ThomasNet
MegaDome Vandal-Resistant Cameras Deliver Immediate Results Los Angeles, CA - In cities across America, graffiti taggers are costing municipalities and businesses thousands of dollars in cleanup costs and potential lost business. Reports also suggest that graffiti is not an isolated problem but is often related to vandalism, theft, or other public disorders, which all add to these concerns. Comment?
Friday Nov 13 | via Canada.com
This week a steam-cleaning process was used to remove all of the gum from the famous Seattle "gum wall" near Pike Place Market. It was the first full cleaning the quirky tourist attraction has received in 20 years. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 10 | via KOMO News
Police arrested a 28-year-old man for assaulting a convenience store clerk after he was confronted for stealing a doughnut early Tuesday morning. Officers were called to the 7-eleven store in Pioneer Square around 2:30 a.m. The clerk told police he saw the suspect put a doughnut in his pocket and try to walk out without paying. 1 comment
Tuesday Nov 10 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A 34-year-old Bremerton man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after admitting he attacked three gay men in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood with a knife. Troy Deacon Burns pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime in August. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 4 | via KOMO News
Two men accused in a deadly shooting at a popular Seattle park have been convicted of first-degree murder. Michael Bienhoff, Sr., and Karl Pierce were among four men accused in the Feb. 20, 2012, shooting that killed Precious Reed, a Seattle father and aspiring Realtor ordained as a reverend at an area church. Comment?
Monday Oct 26 | via West Seattle Blog
After multiple reports of gunfire, police say, they found two men in the street - a 24-year-old who was dead at the scene, and a 34-year-old man who survived, but with life-threatening injuries. After a short hearing, the judge set bail at $1 million; the defense argued for $100,000, noting that the suspect has no felony convictions; he is currently being prosecuted for a drunk-driving arrest. Comment?
Oct 24, 2015 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
An arrest has been made after one man was killed and another injured during a shooting in the Delridge area of West Seattle overnight, Seattle police said. Officers found two victims lying in the middle of the road at 23rd Avenue Southwest and Southwest Willow Street just after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. Comment?
Oct 22, 2015 | via Capitol Hill Blog
The Seattle Police Department has rolled out a new "Crime Dashboard" showing the latest statistics on reports of crimes ranging from homicides to auto theft - you can view the CHS Capitol Hill Crime Dashboard here. Some of the illuminations may just bum you out - here's a look at crime across all categories for the area defined as Capitol Hill in the database in 2008 vs. 2015. Comment?
Oct 20, 2015 | via Seattle Times
Almost a year ago, a Seattle cop arrested a man who turned out to be a 12-time felon after allegedly spotting him popping wheelies on a stolen Suzuki motorcycle along 16th Avenue Southwest in West Seattle. Charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, Kevin Vaughn posted $50,000 bail in December, failed to show up to court for a hearing in June, and posted another bond in July without being booked back into jail, court records show. Comment?
Oct 19, 2015 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The teenager who shot and killed a Seattle man during a botched cell phone robbery pled guilty Monday to first degree murder. Byron White was 17-years old in February of 2014 when he tried to rob David Peterson in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. Comment?
Oct 19, 2015 | via Seattle Times
A 19-year-old Seattle man charged with killing a man in Greenwood during a failed attempt to steal a cellphone pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder. Byron White was a 17-year-old Ballard High School senior when he killed David L. Peterson outside the Mud Bay pet store in the 8500 block of First Avenue Northwest on Feb. 23, 2014. Comment?
Oct 19, 2015 | via West Seattle Blog
We're at 9:20 AM: King County Superior Court, where accused toddler killer Alicia Goemaat has just appeared for arraignment. In the brief hearing, she pleaded not guilty, and a date was set for her to return to court in two weeks; nothing else was said. Comment?
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