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Entries from July 2016

Missing black lab Maya

July 27th, 2016 by Mike

Update: Maya is home.

Tori emails:

“LOST DOG:

“Her name is Maya, she is a 6-month-old, medium (30 lbs), black labradoodle. She jumped the fence at Grandma’s house near Sacajawea Playground Northeast 94th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle at 10 a.m. (Tuesday).

“She was wearing a red harness but does not have tags or a microchip.

“My friends have only had her for a week. She is frightened of new people and cars so she will most likely run. Although she is very sweet if you can catch her.

“If you see her, have her, or have any other information please call me at: (206) 819-4533.”

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Summer Social is Wednesday in the park!

July 26th, 2016 by Mike

Update: The Social is on!


Yes (Virginia) there will be a Maple Leaf celebration in the park on Wednesday evening!

The annual Maple Leaf Summer Social will be held TOMORROW Wednesday, July 27, in the Maple Leaf Park Family Terrace (the grassy area next to the playground equipment), from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

If we’re counting correctly, it will be the 21st annual social.

No, it’s not clear what happens next. From the Maple Leaf Community Council’s Facebook page:

After the mayor’s announcement yesterday, a few Leaflettes have asked if there will still be a Maple Leaf Summer Social and the answer is yes, yes, YES! Things may be up in the air at the moment regarding the future of what our Community Council look like but one thing we can all be pretty sure of is that our neighborhood is strong, it will continue to be strong and do our best to represent our residents, and our community building activities and meetings WILL BE HAPPENING.

The future issue is what will happen with the community council, and the district councils, at least one of which most folks have never heard of.

There are 13 neighborhood councils, and this month Mayor Ed Murray decreed they must go.

This has not been without controversy.

For a supportive view, go here. For one of many complaints, try here. Or here. Or read Danny Westneat’s new column. Or Crosscut here.

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Found: Golden Retriever … and a Blue Budgie

July 23rd, 2016 by Mike

Update:Thanks so much! Update, I was able to get in touch with the dog’s owner.”

Nicole emails this morning:

“I wanted to write and let you know that I found a older golden retriever at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 90th Street last night about 10:30 p.m.

“I drive the neighborhood a little bit without success. A neighbor suggested I write to you.

“I also posted an alert on Nextdoor app.

“I will be taking him to a local vet to find out if he is chipped or not.”

Update:

“No, he isn’t chipped either. He is hanging out at Northeast Veterinary Hospital (35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 95th Street).

“The vet clinic sent out a fax to all the area clinics. No word yet.

“Thanks!”

And this afternoon:

Liz emails:

Beautiful Blue Budgie found. It is tagged and appears healthy (?).
Contact maplesisters@msn.com if this is your little guy.
Found Northeast  97th Street near 12th Avenue Northeast. Found this afternoon.

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Lost cat…named Puppyface

July 18th, 2016 by Mike

Bre emails:

We’ve lost a calico cat! Left our yard on Northeast 80th Street heading toward Brooklyn Ave Northeast Friday 7/14 a.m. and hasn’t come home.

She’s fairly shy and dopey, very sweet and loving and not very street-wise. Her name is Puppyface and she has a collar with a tag and microchip. We’re worried she is stuck in a garage or shed or new house construction somewhere probably south of the park but maybe she got adventurous (or turned around) and went north?

Contact information if seen/found: Bre Holt, 206-499-9003.

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Active search for man who fired shots near Northgate

July 15th, 2016 by Mike

Update from Seattle Police:

Officers arrested the suspect in today’s shots fired call at Woodlawn Ave. Northeast & Second Ave. Northeast. Medics took the suspect to the hospital for injuries sustained during today’s incident. Detectives continue to investigate this case and will provide updates when available.

Update: KOMO reports the man has been arrested.

The Seattle Police Department headline, within the hour (3:33 p.m.) reads: “Man Crashes Green Volvo Near Greenlake After Firing Shots Near Northgate.”

Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired near 5th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Northgate Way.

Police arrived quickly and located the suspect, but when he saw the officers, he sped off in his green Volvo, with police in pursuit.

The suspect lost control of his car and crashed in the 100 block of Northeast 80th Street, so he took off running.

Multiple police resources and a police K9 are in the area looking for him now.

Officers have not located any victims or any received additional reports at this time.

Officers believe that the man pictured here may be the shooting suspect due to fact the he left his driver’s license in the car.

Anyone with information about this man or this incident should call 911.

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Police seek witness to attempted child luring

July 14th, 2016 by Mike

This afternoon Seattle Police issued a press release with the title: “Man in Distinct Orange Car Arrested After Trying to Lure 12-Year-Old Girl.”

The incident occurred just north of Maple Leaf on Wednesday.

A 50-year-old man is in custody for child luring following an incident that occurred in North Seattle yesterday afternoon.

Shortly after noon on Wednesday, officers responded to a report of a luring incident near Northeast 125th Street and 15th Avenue Northeast. Officers located the victim seeking refuge in a business. The victim, a 12-year-old girl, told officers that a man driving an orange, older model Ford Crown Victoria made contact with her and offered her a ride, which she refused. The suspect then became more aggressive and demanded that the she get into the car. A witness saw this interaction and yelled for the girl to run to safety. The girl ran to a nearby business until police arrived.

Officers began an exhaustive search for the orange car and the man driving it. Officers found both at a nearby parking lot. When officers approached, they saw the man with his erect penis sticking out of his pants, an open bottle of whisky at his side and a fixed blade knife within easy reach. The victim recognized both the car and the suspect. Officers arrested him and impounded his orange car.

The suspect is in King County Jail and a Sexual Assault detective has been assigned to investigate.

The adult witness was no longer on scene when officers arrived. Detectives would like to speak to her or any other person who saw this crime, or is aware of any other involving the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sexual Assault Unit at 206 684-5575.

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Lost cat Wasabi – missing all month

July 7th, 2016 by Mike

Nathan emails today:

“I live near the cross streets of Northeast 92nd Street and 20th Avenue Northeast.

“My year and half old cat Wasabi has gone missing. Last seen at the house on July 1st Friday. Attached are some pictures. She has left for 4 days once before but due to the length of time and the fireworks we are worried with this circumstance.

“Posting some of this information and pictures on your site would be much appreciated!”

If you’ve seen Wasabi, leave a comment on our Facebook page.

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Fireworks damage in Maple Leaf?

July 5th, 2016 by Mike

On the morning after, James emails:

My car was parked on the west-side of Northeast 80th Street and Fourth Avenue Northeast near my home. I saw this morning that there were two impacts on the top of my windshield. One was above the windshield on the car itself causing some dents, and another on the windshield itself which hit the glass with force.

The windshield is damaged beyond repair since a portion is crushed and cracked on the drivers passenger side. I collected a bit of dust from the car dent, and it looks like firework powder (could also be finely crushed rock).

After work today I will make a non-emergency report with the SPD, and I should be insured, however I feel pretty jilted at the thought of people being careless with fireworks. Someone suggested it was probably someone tossing it out of their car, which is also a possibility.

Has anyone else reported similar incidents from the 4th?

We haven’t heard of any, although if readers have you can leave comments on our Facebook page.

Our last report on neighborhood car prowls is here.

The Seattle Times has a report on fireworks injuries here.

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