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Jun 21

June 21, 2017

Green Lake Car Theft Victim May Have Been Targeted by Career Criminals

By Annie Andrews SEATTLE – A high-end yoga studio client believes she was targeted by a pair of career criminals in Lululemon out to steal cars. “I feel like it wasn’t the first time, it couldn’t have been the first time,” said Shea Norton. “This was an orchestrated event. There’s no doubt about it.” Norton said she was headed to the 9:15 p.m. class at Shefayoga in Greenlake on Monday night, when the two women in front of her who…

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Jan 5

January 5, 2017

Driver Kills Pedestrian in Green Lake Hit-and-Run

A 27-year-old woman hit and killed a pedestrian with her vehicle on Sunday at about 7 p.m. The driver was crossing Wallingford Avenue North at N 82nd Street when she struck the victim. Although she stopped the car and got out to check on the female victim, she then got back in her car and left, making this a hit-and-run incident. Witnesses called 911 reporting that the victim was lying in the crosswalk, and medics pronounced the woman dead at…

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Nov 11

November 11, 2016

Burglar Breaks into Green Lake Taco Shop for Tortilla Chips

On Saturday, November 5th, Tacos Guaymas was burgled for the fourth time in four months, but a high-quality home surveillance video helped to nab the culprit, when he fled the scene after being caught with chips and guacamole. The burglary was discovered by the restaurant’s manager, Tania Selland, who arrived at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning to find a stranger inside. According to a KIRO 7 report, the suspect had managed to open a locked middle door to gain entry,…

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Oct 20

October 20, 2016

Creepy Clowns in Green Lake Slow SPD’s Ability to Respond to Real Crime

A myriad of sightings of creepy-looking clowns throughout Seattle have bogged down SPD’s response abilities. It’s actually a national phenomenon, but sightings in Seattle have caused significant frustration for police in Western Washington. This is because the creepy clowns are scaring people enough to call 911, which is pulling police away from responding to real crime. “These calls are taxing our resources,” said Cindi West, a King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson. “We do have an obligation to investigate, especially the…

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Jul 22

July 22, 2016

SPD Seeks Man Who Robbed Pokémon Go Player in Green Lake

A man and a woman were playing Pokémon Go near the Green Lake Boathouse on July 11th at about 10:30 a.m. when they were attacked and robbed. The suspect grabbed the woman’s cell phone, and her male companion attempted to grab the thief to detain him. According to reports, the alleged robber then punched the man a few times before running away. The victims and witnesses, including a woman on a bicycle who called 911, chased the man, but he…

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Aug 21

August 21, 2014

July-August Monthly Green Lake Crime Recap

A tragic drowning and a successful rescue make up this month’s Green Lake crime recap. August 19: Seattle firefighters freed a woman using air bags who was pinned under her car at 800 Northeast 65th Street. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. August 7: Two young men died after a drowning incident in Green Lake. They were part of a group of six people who were reportedly chasing a ball into the water, when the…

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