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Two men attacked, one injured in greenbelt under I-5

by Ray Marcham, KOMO Communities
(Beacon Hill Blog news partners)

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.

Crime notes: Neighbor reports assault by laughing, bat-wielding teenagers

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?

Crime notes: Baby in protective custody, busted window, purse snatcher nabbed

Over the last weekend in February, someone smashed the front window at Hello Bicycle. Photo by dreaming_of_rivers, from the BHB Flickr photo pool.

Sunday, a 10-month old ‘intoxicated’ baby was taken into protective custody near 15th and Nevada. — Seattle Times Blotter

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Metro bus purse snatcher arrested near I-90 and Valentine PlSeattleCrime.com

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Here are some selected reports sent to us, appearing on the mailing lists, or in the scanner logs at bhnw.org.



Vehicle break-ins:

Vehicle thefts:

  • 2/26, Andrew Sorkin wrote:

    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 straussss@gmail.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 🙂

  • 3/8 3:30pm, 15th and Lucile — 1993 Burgundy Dodge Caravan


  • 2/23 12:15pm, Swift and Albro — Boy throwing rocks at northbound cars on the freeway.
V - Vehicle crime, B - Burglary, A - Assault, O - Other

Crime notes: Assaults and burglaries, briefly

A: Assaults, B: Burglaries
A: Assaults, B: Burglaries

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.

SeattleCrime has also published some more information about the suspect apprehended December 2nd after kicking in the door of an occupied condominium and, instead of fleeing entirely, broke into another… where he raided the fridge, used the facilities, and passed out under a bed.

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Additional burglaries reported recently on the BAN list and via BHNW scanner logs:

  • Monday, 18th and Bayview — only prescription drugs and spare change stolen
  • Today, 32nd and Chicago

Beacon Bits: Partial justice, 4-year-olds, and the Gov

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 flin@deniselouie.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 filed against two attackers of Beacon Hill man

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.

The Seattle Times and Seattle P-I both have further information on this case.

Further details emerge about last night’s assault at 13th and Holgate

KING5 News has posted more information and a video report about the victim in last night’s attack in North Beacon Hill. 25-year-old Sudanese immigrant Dawit Alemu, who was celebrating his upcoming graduation from Seattle Central Community College, was attacked by a group of men, knocked unconscious, robbed, and left for dead on the sidewalk in broad daylight. At least one witness took photos, which led the police to two suspects, aged 19 and 20, who are being held on $200,000 and $250,000 bail on suspicion of robbery pending the filing of charges. The other attackers remain at large. Alemu would have walked in his graduation ceremony tomorrow; instead, he remains in Harborview, unconscious with life-threatening injuries.

Police currently believe the attackers did not know Alemu.

(Post edited at 7:40 pm to add additional information about the bail, the age of the attackers, and that the attackers did not know the victim.)

Assault near Beacon Hill International School

Around 6:30 this evening, as many as seven individuals assaulted a man in the 1900 block of 13th Avenue South, on the sidewalk near Beacon Hill International School, leaving him unconscious.

Via the Seattle Police Department’s SPDBlotter:

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 Bits: gloom, despair, and agony

Not to be a downer, but the news hasn’t been so good lately. We’ll start with some cheerful neighborhood organizing and then move on to the more depressing Bits: