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Body found at Thornton Place parking garage; police increase area patrols

July 30th, 2015 by Mike

Update Aug. 1: As Northgate Nan points out in comments, this death was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner.

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A woman’s body was found in the parking garage at Thornton Place, just south of Northgate Mall, Wednesday evening.

In addition to housing, Thornton Place includes restaurants and a popular Regal movie theater.

From Seattle Police overnight:

Homicide detectives are investigating after Seattle firefighters found a woman dead inside a car in North Seattle early Wednesday evening.

Officers were called to a parking garage in the 300 block of Northeast 103rd Street at 7:30 tonight when Seattle firefighters discovered an adult female unresponsive inside a car. Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators are on scene where they are currently collecting evidence and canvassing for witnesses. Detectives will work with the Medical Examiner to identify the victim and cause of death in this case.

Officers have have increased patrols in the area following this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide/Assault Tip Line at (206)233-5000

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Shooting update: Victim identified, police look for car

September 3rd, 2012 by Mike

A memorial is growing at the shooting site, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th Street.

Sept. 4: The Seattle Times has an update here.

Police now say Yancy Noll, killed in a shooting Friday evening, was likely the victim of road rage.

They are looking for a silver BMW Z4 convertible, with recent body damage and a broken passenger-side window.

In a release, police said:

Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect pulled up next to the victim in his car and for reasons that may be related to a road-rage type of incident, fired multiple rounds at the victim, striking him several times. The suspect then fled the scene in his car and remains at large.

The type of car, and a sketchy surveillance video, can be seen in another release here.

KOMO-TV says Knoll was a well-known and liked wine manager for the QFC grocery chain, and lived just blocks from the shooting scene. That story is here.

The shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 31st at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th Street. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.

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Crime reports from around the neighborhood – including an overnight shooting

September 1st, 2012 by Mike

Here’s a roundup of recent crime reports from police and neighbors.

  • Police report multiple shots were fired and a man killed overnight in the 7500 block of 15th Avenue Northeast.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect pulled up next to the victim in his car and for reasons yet to be determined, fired multiple rounds at the victim, striking him several times. The suspect then fled the scene in his car and remains at large.

The shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. Neighbor Jesse writes: “Saw the many police cars this evening and wondered what was up.”

Police say the suspect’s vehicle is described as a smaller silver or gray BMW. The suspect himself is described as a white male in his late 20′s to 30′s with dark hair. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.

  • Police also report an armed robbery occurred on Aug. 28th, shortly before midnight, in the the 7500 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast. According to a police report, the robber entered a store there, pointed a .45-caliber handgun at the clerk and told her to open the register.

Something digital beeped behind her counter, possibly her clock. (Witness) stated that when the suspect heard the beep he said” that’s not cool” and then fled the store.

Nothing was taken, but officers did not find the robber.

  • Megan writes that earlier in August her house on Northeast 88th Street was burglarized while she and her husband were home with the kids.

Opened a back door between 2 and 3 a.m. and took a purse, wallet, iPad, Kindles and sunglasses. Then went for a spending spree in Renton at McDonald’s, a casino, and Ross Dress for Less.

The burglary occurred on Sunday, Aug. 19th. She notes that it happened between the 7-Eleven robbery and the COA burglary.

  • Penny writes to say packages were stolen off a porch at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 102nd Street, on Aug. 14th.
  • John emails on Aug. 31st that problems continue at the footbridge over Thornton Creek in the Beaver Pond Natural Area. The bridge is at Northeast 104th Street between Fifth and Eighth avenues northeast. [Read more →]

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