A 27-year-old Columbia City man is being held without bail after he relentlessly tried to abduct a 3-year-old boy at the Olympic Sculpture Park, according to police.
The man, whom security guards have said is known for yelling at the nearby seattlepi.com globe, made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. Bail is expected to be set at a hearing Thursday afternoon, and Friday is the charging deadline.
The defense counsel indicated to the court they had concerns about the man’s mental stability, and court records show he’s had previous mental issues. Read more.
Massive stolen property bust on Beacon Hill (SPD):
On November 14th, a South Precinct officer responded to a disturbance call in the 1700 Block of Sturgus Avenue South… Additional information showed that the residents of the location had outstanding warrants for their arrests…
The following day the officer returned to the residence with other officers and contacted the warrant suspects. They were arrested on their outstanding warrants and a search warrant was obtained for the residence and the vehicle. During an extensive interview with one of the suspects, it was determined that many of the items recovered from the vehicle were stolen during car prowls. Some of the items recovered included a handgun, multiple cell phones, GPS devices, power tools, and a large number of stolen credit cards.
The 38-year old male was later booked into the King County Jail on his outstanding warrants. Read more.
Weekend assault at Franklin B-ball game (seattlepi.com):
Police are investigating an assault that reportedly occurred Sunday at a basketball game in Mount Baker, resulting in the victim being treated at a Seattle hospital for scratches to her face and neck.
The victim, 18, told police she’d been having problems with the suspect, another 18-year-old, for about three months. The problems allegedly started after a discussion the victim had about the suspect’s cousin.
An officer was told the suspect had gone to the victim’s work and made threats to harm her. None of those incidents, including the most recent one three weeks ago were reported, police said. Read more.
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