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Monday, December 17, 2007

Crime Spree of the Week

posted by on December 17 at 11:40 AM

According to police reports, on Sunday night, just after 7pm 23rd and Dearborn, four teenagers—dressed in black, with bandannas across their faces—pulled a gun on a woman parked on the side of the road, and stole her maroon Pontiac Bonneville.

Minutes later, on 18th and Alder, a maroon Pontiac pulled up to another car and fired at least 10 rounds at a man in the other vehicle. The man was struck in the leg as he climbed from the front to the back seat, and the Pontiac sped off. Police were called, and the officer on the scene attempted to contact the gang unit who, according to the police report, “declined to respond.”

Around 9pm, two hours after the shooting, there was an “exchange of gunfire” in the parking lot of a Key Bank on 23rd and Union. No injuries were reported, but a half-dozen bullets were embedded in a vehicle and the exterior walls of a nearby restaurant, Thompson’s Point of View.

According to SPD spokesman Renee Witt, police are speculating that the first two incidents are related, but they’re still gathering information on the shooting at Thompson’s.

No suspects have been identified

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I suggest these morons consider going to gun range before they take their glockdowns to the streets.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 17, 2007 11:46 AM

Makes me glad I moved my girlfriend in with me (she used to live right next to 23rd and Union). All these shootings at/near that intersection, coupled with all of the crackheads trying to break into her house, and I was really worried for her safety, apparently not without good reason. Parts of that neighborhood are just fucking awful.

Posted by Hernandez | December 17, 2007 11:48 AM


But seriously, do they ever practice? Or do they do that retarded DMX thing where they tilt their piece so they can look "badass" while they're shooting?

"We goin' fuck yo shit up, yo! GLOCK GLOCK, mothafucka!"

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 17, 2007 11:48 AM

The building housing Thompsons has been shot up so many times in the past several years (I live about a block and a-half away) that you'd think they'd just put up metal shutters or something; certainly would be cheaper in the long run than replacing windows every couple of months.

There's a DPD sign on the SW corner for a proposed condo project - can't wait to see how the realty company plans to "spin" the "lifestyle living opportunities" or whatever for those prospective tenants!

Posted by COMTE | December 17, 2007 11:55 AM

Actually the project on the SW corner is for a mixed-use apartment building not condos.

Posted by Dave | December 17, 2007 12:00 PM

damn those yuppies from idaho & montana!

Posted by max solomon | December 17, 2007 12:01 PM

I live in that neighborhood and i see sketchy behavior on a regular basis and i hear gunshots occasionally. The last time i heard someone empty a clip outside of my house, i called 911 and waited on hold for 10 minutes! before giving up. To the best of my knowledge, almost all of my neighbors are armed which may be a good thing given that the police presence is very nominal.
Everything's amplified since Deano's (aka Chocolate City) closed.

Posted by Sarina | December 17, 2007 12:16 PM

How does "declined to respond" work? To a call FROM OTHER POLICE OFFICERS?

Posted by Fnarf | December 17, 2007 12:22 PM
the officer on the scene attempted to contact the gang unit who, according to the police report, “declined to respond" ... According to SPD spokesman Renee Witt, police are speculating that the first two incidents are related.

Hey, don't strain yourselves with all that rigorous police work there, SPD.

Posted by tsm | December 17, 2007 12:24 PM

Well Fnarf, they're too busy dealing with the stress that 1966, 2003, the Spider Report System, and the upcoming Neighborhood Policing-Phase One have handed them.

So much for the good ol' days.

Glock glock!

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 17, 2007 12:25 PM

The Appropriate Seattle Response is to close down Thompsons and arrest the owner the the maroon Pontiac Bonneville.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 17, 2007 12:29 PM

Well, come on. That car is a crime against humanity when it's just SITTING there.

Posted by Fnarf | December 17, 2007 12:33 PM

Actually, NXIV, I would think the ASR would be to:

- appoint a blue-ribbon panel to study the issue of why so many shots are fired at an innocent building, and to develop a series of action plans to be presented to the City Council on what further panels should be established to study the problem;

- ban all maroon Pontiac Bonneville's from the Seattle City Limits.

Posted by COMTE | December 17, 2007 12:35 PM

I agree on the ban of the Bonneville's. They are a now an exposed threat to society at large. If we can't ban them, we should at least ask Savage to find a way to tax them.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 17, 2007 12:42 PM

All Bonnevilles should be boiled alive and fed to their owners.

Posted by tsm | December 17, 2007 12:43 PM

Their idiot owners, tsm.

Posted by Dan Savage | December 17, 2007 12:47 PM

I can hear it now...

"Gang shooting, you say?"
"Uh huh"
"Yeah, well, uh, I'd love to help you out with that but I'm busy with some really dangerous jaywalkers."

Posted by Packratt | December 17, 2007 1:06 PM

@2 It's not so bad here now that the weather is cold. During the summer, the crackheads were out in force, but lately, I can make a deposit at that Key Bank without having to see anyone who has been smoking crack. Or really, anyone at all.

I'd still like to advocate opening up a sanctioned drug den reasonably distant from homes and schools.

Posted by Gitai | December 17, 2007 1:08 PM

Toatally, while I was jumpstrarting my car to get to Orwellian Big screen nioght (82", not so big), I actyually saw a cop SPRINTING down 23rd. Hot Town, Summer in the City

Posted by JB -Thompsons POV Cab Terminal | December 17, 2007 1:19 PM

We need a Hamsterdam.

Posted by Hooty Sapperticker | December 17, 2007 1:29 PM

Drug violence is caused by drug prohibition (as well as those acting violently, if that needs saying).

We don't have this kind of violence with alcohol sellers. The law protects them, their contracts, their profits, their property.

But with crack and other illegal drugs, no, therefore they shoot up each other and bystanders and witnesses.

Posted by Cleve | December 17, 2007 1:35 PM

I'm sure that legalizing crack will cause all our gang violence problems to just magically disappear.

Posted by Greg | December 17, 2007 2:23 PM

Things go better with Coke.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 17, 2007 2:28 PM

@16 ha! perfect!

Posted by infrequent | December 17, 2007 3:07 PM

According to another source, the license number of the Pontiac is 530-TJX.

Posted by another neighbor | December 17, 2007 7:27 PM

Ooh, I would bet crack to Oly that these guys are from Skyway or Kent or DesMoines. Just wait until that mixed-used retail/apt. behemoth (aka 'The Terrorizer') goes up kitty corner from Thompson's POV--these punks and all their ilk will Crip-walk down to South KingCo as fast as they can go without tripping over their own pants. What they do down in SKC is they own bizness.

Posted by croydonfacelift | December 17, 2007 9:56 PM

why is the license plate number significant?

Posted by infrequent | December 18, 2007 12:17 PM

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