Police Investigating Suspicious Blaze at Roosevelt Home

SPD Arson investigators and Seattle fire marshals are investigating a suspicious blaze, which consumed the porch of a home in the Roosevelt neighborhood early this morning.

A man called 911 shortly after 2 AM when smoke began wafting through a bedroom on the second floor of his home in the 800 block of NE 72nd Street. Firefighters quickly arrived and extinguished the fire, which had consumed much of the victim’s front porch and scorched the basement and attic, as well as damaging the siding of the neighboring house.

Fire investigators believe the fire started on the front porch and spread from there.

If you have any information which could aid detectives in their investigation, please call the SPD Arson/Bomb Unit at (206) 684-8980.

Boat Collision on Lake Washington with Two Injured and One Deceased (Update)

(Update) The man piloting the motorboat in last night’s boat collision, a 46 year-old from Renton, has been booked into King County Jail on Homicide by Motorcraft. Further charges may be pending in this ongoing investigation.

A 24 year-old female died as a result of her injuries sustained in a boat collision on Lake Washington that sent two others to the hospital.

Around 10:30 p.m. Seattle Police Harbor Units and patrol officers responded to a reported boat collision which occurred about one-half mile off shore of the 400 Block of Lake Washington Blvd in Leschi.

The two involved boats, a motorboat and a sailboat, were both disabled during the collision. A passing boater towed the disabled sailboat to a dock in the Leschi neighborhood. Firefighters met the victims at the dock, and began treating the injured persons. Sadly one of the passengers on the sailboat died from injuries sustained in the collision. Two others were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Seattle Police Harbor Units towed the motorboat to the same dock. The Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to the scene and will be leading the investigation.

Though no arrests have been made, the possibility that alcohol may have been involved in the collision is being investigated.