May 5th, 2013 at 3:31 am | 3 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
Neighbor Nick writes:
“Hi, we live on the corner of 15th and Hinds and recently (last night?) had two toolbags stolen, and some cordless drills. They are Veto Pro Pac XL toolbags. One is filled with wood and metal-working tools, the other is mostly electrical tools. There is a Makita 18v lithium ion cordless drill as well. If anyone tries to sell you tools with purple and silver paint on them or with a ‘Q’ written on them, please call Nick at 206-718-7358. Thanks!”
April 9th, 2013 at 4:05 am | 7 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
Neighbor Travis writes:
I want to share that our home, near the intersection of 16th Avenue South and South Stevens Street, was broken in on Saturday afternoon between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. It seems a very bold break-in.
The burglars kicked in the back door and took the most valuable and smallest items, i.e., laptops and jewelry. The sentimental value of the jewelry out weighs the cash value — passed down from elders, etc. — and we are working hard to try to have them find their way back to us, somehow.
If anyone believes they saw suspicious activity during that time in our area of Beacon Hill your information would be very helpful. Our neighbors were able to provide some concrete leads to the officer, and the more info the better.
On that note, we want to thank all of our neighbors who have been extremely supportive and helpful, and Officer T. Saewong was thorough, informative, and professional.
On the bright side, we know our neighbors much better after this nasty incident, and we have shared personal contact information so we can better keep an eye out for one another.
Feel free to call 206-930-5321 with any leads or information, or contact Officer Saewong directly at 206-386-1850 with case #2013-115804.
April 8th, 2013 at 4:47 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
Seattle Police report that two men were stabbed on Sunday night as they attempted to exit the Route 36 bus at Beacon Avenue South and South Graham Street, with one victim receiving life-threatening injuries.
According to police, the bus was stopped at Beacon and Graham at about 8:20 p.m. Two male victims walked down the aisle of the bus past the suspect, who then stood up and stabbed both men with a folding knife. One victim was stabbed in the back of the head and neck, and is being treated at Harborview for life-threatening injuries. The other was stabbed in the shoulder, and his injuries are non-life-threatening.
Officers arrested the suspect on the bus and recovered the weapon. It is not yet clear whether the suspect and the victims knew each other. Homicide detectives continue to investigate.
March 5th, 2013 at 4:35 pm | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
Seattle Police reported yesterday that two men were found in a parked car yesterday morning in the New Holly neighborhood on the edge of South Beacon Hill, dead from gunshot wounds to the head. The two men were identified today as Edward James Westmoreland II, 34, and Elijah Roosevelt Paul III, 42.
An officer found the crime scene at 39 Avenue South and South Kenyon Street on Monday morning at about 6 a.m. when he stopped to investigate what looked like a car prowl.
According to the Seattle Times, a police source said that the men may have been involved in a drug transaction when they were killed. The case is being actively investigated, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911.
February 5th, 2013 at 6:27 am | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
A man was shot yesterday in the 2400 block of South Columbian Way, and is now in Harborview with life-threatening injuries.
According to Seattle Police, officers responded to a 911 call at about 5:39 p.m. on Monday evening and found that a 38-year-old man had been confronted in front of his house by a gunman who then shot him multiple times and ran off to the east.
Police searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. The investigation continues. Anyone with any information about this incident is requested to call 911 or Seattle Police. Anonymous tips are welcome.
January 31st, 2013 at 3:34 am | 6 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
There have been a few vehicle break-ins lately as well as a suspicious car driving around the neighborhood.
Neighbor Rosie wrote to send a video of two men burglarizing her husband’s work van. She says,
“This happened early Saturday (Jan 26th) at 5:40 a.m. We got the footage from our security camera and have given it to the police but are hoping that the neighborhood community could also keep an eye out. We believe they backed up to the van and loaded everything into the back or bed of a truck. We have multiple shots from a 20 minute period of time where they came and surveyed the van, somehow got in, and eventually made off with lot of plumbing tools. This robbery took place on North Beacon Hill at the cross streets of 13th Ave and So Hill St. Any help or assistance in any way would be much appreciated. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Here is the video.
Another neighbor, Jessica, writes:
“Seems as if there have been some car break-ins around the 39XX block of 14th Ave S.
“My car was broken into and stuff was tossed around and the only thing they actually took was a book of 10 year old CD’s that were in my trunk. My husband and neighbor both got their cars broken into about a week later (this week) nothing appears to have been taken but things were tossed around significantly. Another neighbor said he noticed a later model silver Volvo in the area and the passengers of the vehicle sped off when they saw him as he was going to work in the early morning.”
It’s funny that she mentions a silver car, because folks on the Beacon Hill mailing list last week were discussing suspicious activity by a silver 4-door sedan. According to one neighbor, the car was driving between Orcas and Lucille on the west side of Beacon Avenue, “moving slowly through the streets and making multiple passes.” He spoke with the car’s occupants, and the driver claimed to be a teacher from a driving school on Beacon Hill. However, apparently the car is not one used by the driving school, and the driver does not work there.
January 16th, 2013 at 4:19 am | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
A house fire in the 2900 block of South Austin Street in South Beacon Hill yesterday afternoon was an arson that started as a domestic disturbance, according to Seattle Police.
Police say that an adult male argued with his girlfriend and then assaulted her. He then went into a back room and set the house on fire before fleeing the scene. None of the eight people inside the home were injured in the conflagration. The suspect is still at large; police are investigating.
January 13th, 2013 at 8:47 pm | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
A teenaged driver crashed a Honda automobile into the first floor of an occupied house on Friday night at 15th Avenue South and South Orcas Street. Luckily, no one was injured in the collision, including the home’s residents and the three passengers who were in the car along with the driver.
According to Seattle Police, the young driver showed “obvious signs of impairment due to drugs.” A Drug Recognition Officer was called to the scene to assess the situation and the driver was then arrested for suspicion of DUI. He was taken to Harborview for a blood draw, then released pending lab results.
Thanks to neighbor Patrick Payne for these photos of the scene.
January 4th, 2013 at 8:38 am | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap
Neighbor Greg writes this warning:
“Just wanted to alert everyone about a morning burglary on Beacon Ave South. It was 8:30 am on Thursday the 3rd, the downstairs/basement apartment at 4946 Beacon Ave S. I live on the main floor apartment, heard noise and jumped up out of bed. Burglars must have heard me moving around and I saw two men exit into the alley that runs from Dawson St. to South Ferdinand St. Police were there shortly thereafter, but too late to grab anyone. Second time this house was hit in 6 months. Again just wanted to warn anyone headed to work early in the morning to make sure you’re all locked up and to keep an eye out.”