A man is being treated at Harborview Medical Center after an attack at the Jungle, near the Beacon Hill greenbelt.
According to Seattle Police, two men arrived at the Metro bus facility at Airport Way and Atlantic Street at around 1:30 a.m. and said they had been attacked nearby. Police were called soon after, and they were told that the men had been attacked nearby.
Officers were told that the men were under I-5 in the Jungle when two other men approached them. One man was hit with a rock by one of the suspects, while another suspect bit the victim on the neck and bit off part of the victim’s lower lip.
The two suspects then grabbed the victim’s wallet and left on a bicycle. The man who was with the victim was not injured.
The uninjured man told officers that the attackers had been seen in the Jungle a few weeks earlier, but they were not known.
Neighbor Dayna writes about a scary situation near 13th and Snoqualmie on Tuesday night:
“While walking home from the bus at 6:45pm Tuesday night, my neighbor (40ish-something male) was jumped and beaten with a baseball bat by about a half-dozen teenage boys. The boys didn’t rob him, but laughed as they were swinging the bat at his head before jumping in a car that was waiting for them. He was only a block away from his house, which by the way is also just a few blocks from Maple park and Maple school. It has shaken up our neighborhood. We’ve also had a few home break-ins this past week, more than usual back to back, but the violence against our friend and neighbor has hit us all hard. We’re just not sure what could have been done differently in this situation… A grown man, walking home from the bus in the early evening, attacked by young men while laughing. We’re just not sure what to think about this.”
Also in crime, we’ve been hearing about a few car prowls and burglaries in the last few weeks on the neighborhood mailing lists and in emails to the Beacon Hill Blog. Neighbor Josh writes:
“I wanted to report two of our cars at [the 2000 block of] S Horton St were broken into last night [11/15]. Both driver side windows were shattered and the cars were rummaged through with no significant items taken. I can’t count how many times our cars have been broken into but it’s unfortunate. We leave nothing valuable in the car but it seems to keep happening. Just wanted to get this info out to everyone.”
Another neighbor wrote in late October:
“Prowlers broke into both of my cars. 1 car on Monday night, and came back on Tuesday for wife’s car, alarms went off both times. Nothing much taken just an empty backpack.”
Some folks in the 1900 block South Lander Street must be feeling unsafe right now. On November 12, their residence was burglarized for the second time in two months. The burglar(s) got away with four credit cards, and promptly used one of them at Nike Town ($700+) and Starbucks ($200). Anyone in the area sporting new shoes and a new espresso machine?
I live on Beacon Hill and just had my car stolen. If anyone sees a 1991 black [Acura] Integra with license plate 750-YNW please email me at email@example.com or call 510-333-9633. The car was not in great condition, didn’t have a working stereo, and may have been ditched somewhere… I hope
SeattleCrime has details of two assaults and attempted robberies of students that occurred within fifteen minutes and within blocks of each other and of the light rail station in the afternoon of December 1st. Both led off with a request to borrow a cellphone.
One of Dawit Alemu’s attackers has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the attack near Beacon Hill playfield on June 18th. — Seattle P-I via Katie on the mailing list
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Denise Louie Education Center‘s Steps Ahead program is looking to enroll 4-year-olds through the City of Seattle voucher program. Tuition, before voucher, is $850 per month and includes breakfast, lunch, and snack in addition to the Creative Curriculum. DLEC has Family Support Staff fluent in Spanish, Laotian, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. For details, contact Frances Lin at 206.725.9740 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org. — Craigslist
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Jordan Van Voast of CommuniChi, Beacon Hill’s community acupuncture clinic, has an account of his Gregoire encounter today when she was visiting El Centro.
Charges have been filed against two men accused of the recent attack on Beacon Hill resident Dawit Alemu. Kenneth Anthony Fisher Jr., 19, and Justin Lee Phillips, 20, have been charged with first-degree assault and first-degree attempted robbery, and remain in jail on $200,000 bail and $250,000 bail respectively.
Alemu suffered severe brain injuries in the June 18 attack, in which five men beat and kicked him in the 1900 block of 13th Avenue South, then ran, leaving him for dead.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim, a male in his 20s, was assaulted and robbed by a group of males who then fled the scene on foot. Responding patrol officers apprehended two suspects and turned them over to Homicide Detectives for further investigation. There are several suspects still at large. SFD Medics responded to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The two suspects in custody, a 19-year-old male and a 21-year-old male, will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery. Homicide Detectives continue to actively investigate.
Scanner reports from Beacon Hill Neighborhood Watch indicated a witness photographed the assault taking place and identified one of the suspects in custody.
Beacon Hill resident Deb Manuma has paid her rent faithfully for years, but, unjustly, will have an eviction on her credit record anyway, because of a deadbeat landlord — Seattle P-I
A couple was assaulted in a restaurant lounge just south of Beacon and Columbian last night. There was a verbal altercation, then five suspects hit the victims on the head with beer bottles. Police were called, the victims were taken to a hospital to be treated for cuts on the head, and the suspects fled the scene. — SPDBlotter
What is going on this weekend? 11 people shot and one stabbed in the Seattle area this weekend, including a shooting in Southcenter Mall and others in the Rainier Valley, Belltown, Skyway, and more. (When Jason told me about this Sunday evening, it was only nine people shot at that point.) Three of the victims are dead so far. When did Seattle turn into Detroit? And what can we do about it? — Seattle P-I