“chanman” wrote to the mailing list and described a mugging that occurred last night at about 9pm near the Valero station on Beacon where he was attacked by one of group of three teens:
Three high-school aged young men passed me on the sidewalk when I was walking home from the light rail station and one of them ran from behind and tried to grab my bag. When I resisted, he started punching me in the face and we tussled on the ground.
He also provided a pretty good description of the group:
They are 16-18 years old. The two onlooking friends: one is African-American, about 5’11, wearing a black baseball cap, while the second friend is lighter complected, possibly Caucasian and shorter, around 5’3-5’5 with large, bushy brown hair and a black jacket. The feisty manbag-grabbing/combat enthusiast was 5’6-7, either Asian or Hispanic, had a dark baseball cap, a white or grey hoodie with a logo on the front, and jeans. While he was pummeling me on the sidewalk I scratched his back in defense, which certainly left a mark. They headed north on Beacon Ave after the incident. The police were notified by passerby (thanks neighbors!) and the incident number is 10-102895. Please let them know if you have any information.
He’s OK and still has his bag and was composed enough in the aftermath to remind everyone that positive outreach and intervention to “written-off” kids can make a difference.
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Holly Park home invasion — SeattleCrime.com
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A federal appeals court says the 2004 use of a stun gun on a pregnant mother on Beacon Hill who refused to sign a traffic ticket is A-OK. — KOMO
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Selected items from the bhnw.org scanner logs:
- 3/19 12:45pm near 12th and Stevens
- 3/23 11:45am near 13th and Lucile — Occupied forced entry burglary
- 3/24 2:30pm near 16th and Lucile — Aubile alarm
- 3/25 2:30pm near 14th and Atlantic
- 3/25 8:30pm near 14th and Walker — Strong arm robbery
- 3/19 7:45pm near MacPherson’s Produce — Fresh gang tagging
- 3/26 2:15pm near Spokane and Columbian — KIRO mentioned the SWAT team responded