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Entries from August 2016

Neighborhood block party, movie night

August 29th, 2016 by Mike

The Fairview Church and School, just off Roosevelt Way North at  844 N.E. 78th St., is holding a neighborhood block party and movie night on Sunday Friday, Sept. 18th.

The party begins at 6 p.m. and features live music by Mr. and Mrs. Something.

At 8 p.m. the movie Zootopia begins in the parking lot.

“Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.”

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August crime in and around Maple Leaf

August 28th, 2016 by Mike

A round-up of some burglaries, vehicle thefts and prowls, and mail theft as August comes to an end. (Shown in map at right.)

But first, from Seattle Police this week.

“After stealing $800 worth of cologne and pulling a knife on Northgate Mall security Tuesday, a 49-year-old man claimed he had swallowed heroin in an apparent—and ultimately unsuccessful—effort to get out of going to jail.

“Police were called to the mall around 8 p.m. after the suspect dashed out of a store with 10 bottles of cologne, valued at over $830, and tussled with security guards. He then brandished a knife and fled, but was arrested a short time later by SPD officers.”

Brad emails on Wednesday.

“Last night a friend and I came back from vacation. Her car was parked at my house (by Sacajawea) and she put her suitcase in between her car and another. She came inside for less than two minutes. Went back to her car and it was gone!

“There was nothing of real value to anybody (clothes, make up, gifts etc) but costly to replace. Hoping whoever stole it dumped it somewhere close. If anybody sees it can can they report it. Thanks.”

(Comments here STILL aren’t working, but you can report on our Facebook page.)

On Monday Damien emailed:

Before our family left for a week-long vacation, a brand new, dark grey 4 Runner was parked at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue and Northeast 82nd Street. When we got back, we noticed it had been hit by another vehicle. There is quite a lot of glass left behind from the offending vehicle’s headlight and blinker, and the 4 Runner has a damaged rear bumper.

Wondering if anyone is or knows the owner of the 4 Runner, it doesn’t look like it has moved in almost 2 weeks.

Over at Nextdoor Northgate/Maple Leaf are reports of:

* An attempted break-in at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 100th Street.

* An actual break-in at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 96th Street.

* Luggage theft at 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 94th Street.

* Stolen Subaru from Northgate.

* Mail theft along Eighth Avenue Northeast near Northeast 96th Street.

* An entire bank of mailboxes prowled on 12th Avenue Northeast between Northeast 102nd and 103rd streets.

* A hit-and-run damaging two cars along Eighth Avenue Northeast.
* Mail theft along Northeast 91st Street between 15th and 20th avenue northeast.

* Stolen mail found along Northeast 96th Street between 15th and 17th avenues northeast.

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Dog reported stolen from U Village QFC

August 25th, 2016 by Mike

Jennifer emails:

“My brother and sister in law’s black lab mix was stolen from the University Village QFC last night around 8:15 p.m. We are trying everything we can to get the word out, and having found the Seattle neighborhood blogs, are emailing all of you asking for help.

“If you would not mind posting her listing on your respective blog pages it would be greatly appreciated. We are also open to any other suggestions you may know of? Any information and assistance would be greatly appreciated.

“She is an all black female mix, tall and lanky, wearing a turquoise collar with tags and is also chipped and registered. Contact phone is 425-422-7047 or 360-224-5113. Photo attached.”

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Little Gym moves north to former pharmacy

August 24th, 2016 by Mike

The Little Gym, long a Maple Leaf fixture just to the south on 15th Avenue Northeast, is moving north – to the site of the former Maple Leaf Pharmacy.

Bob Jackman, son of the original pharmacy owner, confirms the gym will be relocating to the corner of Northeast 89th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.

“They will have some work to do getting it ready but are quite interested in bringing their work to the neighborhood and people seem excited about it.”

The space has been empty since October.

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Armed robbery on N.E. 89th Street this afternoon?

August 2nd, 2016 by Mike

Update Aug. 3: There is now a partial police report for ROBBERY-STREET-GUN.

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Neighbors report a young woman was robbed at gunpoint this afternoon on Northeast 89th Street between 12th and 15th avenues northeast.

Several police cruisers responded, although there’s nothing yet on the Seattle Police incident response map.

According to neighbors, the young woman was walking on N.E. 89 when a foreign car, possibly a BMW, with tinted windows and red rims pulled up.

Two woman got out of the car, pointed a gun at the young woman, and took her purse, they said. The car sped off north on 12th Avenue Northeast.

Police were said to be interested in anyone with surveillance cameras on 12th N.E. that might have recorded the car.

We have a call into Seattle Police.

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