Shooting At Rainier and Henderson (seattlecrime.com):
We’re hearing scanner chatter about a shooting at Rainier and Henderson [Fri., Jan. 22] … Sounds like police just found a bullet lodged in the wall of a sub shop and Rainier and Henderson. More.
Former Rainier Beach HS drug counselor faces prison on drug charge (Seattle Post Intelligencer):
Robert “Smitty” Smith was a bright light of the South Seattle community, a youth coach and stand-in father, a drug counselor at Rainier Beach High School.
Smith, 60, was also a pain pill addict and, a jury found, dealer. Next month, he’ll find out whether his next stop is federal prison.
Arrested in December 2009, the Rainier Beach drug and alcohol intervention specialist and a second man faced a federal indictment on allegations that they sold oxycodone to a police informant. Smith was convicted after a three-day trial on six counts related to a series of pain killer sales. More.
Beacon Hill teen has laptop, cell phone stolen after school (Seattle Post Intelligencer):
A teen was robbed of his laptop and cell phone last week on Beacon Hill, and police are looking for two suspects.
The incident happened about 3 p.m. Jan. 18 in the 3700 block of South Cloverdale Street. The student was walking in the opposite direction of the two suspects, who stopped to size him up. They threatened to assault him if the teen didn’t let them search his pockets and backpack.
The suspects then took his school laptop and T-Mobile Comet cell phone. They fled northbound over fences and through yards, police were told. More.
Weird crime at Rainier & Henderson: Pantless man, pepper spray, brass knuckles (Seattle Post Intelligencer):
Every so often, a police report comes along that seems interesting, but is hard to follow because of the bizarre circumstances.
One of those is on my desk today.
The incident –an assault with brass knuckles – happened Friday in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South – near Rainier and South Henderson Street, which has been marked by violence and gang activity. Read more.
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