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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Getting Worse

posted by on April 4 at 14:54 PM

As Eli linked in today’s Morning News, The Seattle Times has a piece on Jonathan Rowan, the man who murdered his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Griego on Monday.

This week’s Police Beat column by Charles Mudede offers a creepy addendum: A look at the three police reports, escalating in creepiness, written about Rowan in the last year. The first report is from June ‘06, when the police end up chasing Rowan after attempting to pull him over for drunk driving (“I told the driver to stop his car and he rolled his head over and looked at me with a blank stare and then accelerated away from the stop.”)

The second two reports, from March 5 and 6 this year, were filed by officers after Griego contacted them about Rowan’s threatening behavior. (“Rebecca and her boyfriend came back to the precinct. She was decidedly in more fear this time. She states that since she and her sister left the precinct earlier [today], she received at least 10 calls on her cell phone.”)

Mudede begins this week’s extended column with two other reports: Two typical write ups, one from March 31 and one from April 1, phoned in by victims of exes and stalkers.

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The creepy part is your redudndancy

Posted by Congrats | April 4, 2007 3:03 PM

Mudede's back on Police Beat?

Posted by Jason | April 4, 2007 3:11 PM

redudndancy = Redud-'n'-dancy!

Sounds like a secondhand clothes store-meets-nightclub.

Somebody get on it!

And I just read Police Beat. Fucking frightening.

Posted by Congarats | April 4, 2007 3:11 PM

I am a little confused. Was Rebecca pregnant or was this a different woman Rowan was seeing? I don't remember reading Ms. Greigo being pregnant.

Posted by elswinger | April 4, 2007 3:35 PM

you smoke too much marraige-n-guano, what's your batwife up to?

Posted by congrats | April 4, 2007 3:39 PM

The pregnant woman story isn't about Greigo and Rowan.

Posted by Fnarf | April 4, 2007 3:39 PM

Very glad that Mudede's back on Police Beat (column the other week). You're very good at it Charles, it's very very appreciated.

Posted by treacle | April 4, 2007 8:35 PM

Glad to see the SPD's strong history on taking a stand on stalking and putting a stop to it.


Posted by Gomez | April 5, 2007 9:46 AM

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