Police Seek Woman Who Assaulted Child at Community Center

Seattle police are searching for a woman who showed up intoxicated at a Ballard community center and assaulted a young child after she was confronted by staff members.

Around 4 pm on July 16th, the woman–described as a white female in her 50s, approximately 5’8, with short blonde hair, dressed in all black–walked into the community center near Northwest 60th Street and 28th Avenue Northwest and attempted to enter a restricted area.

Staff members confronted the woman, who became agitated and walked toward the exit. On her way out the door, the woman shoved a four-year-old girl to the ground.

The four-year-old sustained minor injuries in the incident.

Officers quickly arrived at the scene, but were unable to locate the suspect.

SPD officers are following up on leads in the case and are actively searching for the suspect.



World’s Worst Shrimp Burglar Arrested For Second Time in a Week

If there is an award for being terrible at stealing shrimp, a 45-year-old burglar has certainly won it after he was arrested for the second time in less than a week for targeting the same International District deli’s shrimp supply.

Police were called to the business in the 1200 block of South Main Street just before 2 AM and spotted the suspect walking out of the business.

Officers quickly took him into custody but found he was not carrying any stolen items on him. When police checked inside the business, they found he had apparently stashed a garbage bag full of frozen shrimp near the deli’s back door.

Less than a week earlier, on June 19th, the same suspect broke into the very same deli and attempted to abscond with nine boxes of shrimp, valued at $400. He was caught then, too.

Following his latest burglary, the man, who was also carrying a knife, window punch and other tools frequently used by burglars, was once again booked into the King County Jail for burglary.


Man Tries to Make Shopping Cart Getaway With Garbage Can Full of Cigarettes

Police arrested a 57-year-old man for burglary after he tried to use a shopping cart as a getaway vehicle in a late-night heist at a Rainier Avenue smoke shop.

A witness called police around 1:30 AM on June 16th after hearing the sound of breaking glass at a nearby smoke shop in the 4200 block of Rainier Avenue South. As the witness peered across the street, they saw a man jump out of the shop’s window while carrying a trash can, which he threw into a shopping cart before wheeling his way down Rainier Avenue South.

Police spotted the man about a block away in the 3500 Block of S Genesee Street and detained him. They found he had filled a garbage can with over 200 packs of cigarettes–which the shop owner estimated were worth $20,000—and part of a cash register. Officers booked the man into the King County Jail for burglary.


Vegan Cop Arrests Meth-Addled Man For Throwing Bottles, Hurling Kitten

A man, high on methamphetamine, was arrested in South Lake Union on Saturday after he reportedly threw a kitten against the pavement, and later hurled a bottle at a woman when she tried to intervene.

Around 8 pm, the woman was walking near 8th Avenue and Republican Street when she saw a 33-year-old man yelling, swearing, throwing bottles and tossing a kitten in the air, allowing it to fall to the cement.

The woman approached the man and offered him $100 for the cat, but he declined her offer and threw a bottle at her in response.

The woman called police, who arrived, arrested the man and retrieved the kitten, placing him in the front seat of a patrol car for safe-keeping.

With the suspect safely in custody, Officer Oliver Murphy walked to his patrol car to check on the kitten and give it some police-issue rubbies.

The woman who’d called 911 approached officer Murphy.

“There’s no way you’re giving this cat back to him is there,” she asked?

“Are you kidding me? I’m a vegan” he said.

“Oh you are? Me too,” she responded.

The cat was examined by the Seattle Animal Shelter and is doing well. He was placed with a foster family.

The suspect was booked for assault and animal cruelty.

School Staff Contact Student About Pot, Find Stolen Gun in His Bag

Police arrested an 18-year-old student at Franklin High School on Friday after staff contacted him about potentially having drugs on campus and found a loaded handgun in his backpack.

School staff called the teen to the principal’s office around 9 AM after noticing he smelled of marijuana. The student cooperated with school employees and disclosed there was a firearm in his bag. Staff then found a loaded, stolen handgun in the student’s bag and contacted police.

In addition to the firearm, police also seized a credit card found in the student’s bag, which was in someone else’s name. The student was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm.

At this point in the investigation, police have found no indications of any threat of violence at the school.

SPD continues to work closely with school officials on the investigation and ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of students.