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Latest Neighborhood Crime Prevention Information

This just received from Terrie Johnston, Neighborhood Crime Prevention Coordinator, SPD North Precinct:

Dear Block Captains and Contacts:  SPD and SFD want to remind you that fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle.  The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited.  Fireworks offenses are gross misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.  Fireworks pose a fire hazard to property and present a safety risk to those who use them.  Every year the Seattle Fire Department responds to fireworks-related fires and injuries.  The holiday related fires and injuries are preventable.

Our 9-1-1 center becomes overloaded with non-emergency fireworks calls on the 4th of July.  For this day only, DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate help from police, fire or medics.  If you know me or my work, you know that it is my constant endeavor to encourage the public to use 9-1-1 to report suspicious circumstances, in addition to reporting crime.  HOWEVER,  my message applies to all days of the year except July 4th.  This is the busiest day of the year for our Call Center. Reports of fireworks; barking dogs; drunken parties; gunshots fired; boating mishaps;  burns, noise complaints, etc. are commonplace during this holiday.  Delays in dispatch are a reality. If possible use the 625-5011 line to report any fireworks violations.

Our car prowl reports continue, and may even increase in numbers during the summer.  I’ve attached a tip sheet for preventing car prowls, which I hope you will find helpful.  I’ve seen reports of car prowls around Carkeek Park and Greenlake, and pretty much throughout the other North Precinct neighborhoods.  Here are some of the items reported stolen in a car prowl this month:  Cameras; clothing; wallets; ID; social security cards; cash; car keys; cell. phones; MP3 player, coins, laptops, suitcases, gym bags, power tools, loaded guns, GPS, catalytic converter, golf clubs  and a  passport.  Try to leave your car empty if possible, and park it in a garage or up in your driveway if you can.

National Night Out will be Tuesday, Aug. 7th this year.  Registration is up and running on our website,  Hope you can participate this year.  I am here to help answer any questions you may have about Night Out, Block Watch, crime, etc. 

In an effort to keep you informed and in our constant endeavor to reduce future victimization, we want to let you know that two Level 3 Registered sex offenders have moved onto a block near your North Seattle neighborhood.

Douglas Carter, 46-year-old, black male, 6’3” 220 lbs.  has moved onto the 12000 block of Aurora Ave. N.

Kelly Swanson, 37-year-old, white male, 5’8” 190 lbs. has moved onto the 11000 block of Meridian Ave. N.

Det. Gordon is the detective responsible for verifying their addresses.  Neither of these offenders is under Department of Corrections supervision.  To learn more about these offenders, and for additional safety tips, please visit and search by their names.  If you have any questions about these offenders, please contact Michelle McRae or Det. Gordon at 684-5581 of our Sex Offender Detail Unit. 


Contact: Daniel Sims, 206-684-7790,
Michael May, 206-684-8056,,

Paint Out Graffiti in Your Neighborhood
Summer Paint Out Runs July – August

SEATTLE – Summer is here and Seattleites are gearing up to take part in the anti-graffiti program – Summer Paint Out.

Summer Paint Out, in its second year, runs from July through August.

Whether you are a group or an individual, you can tackle graffiti in your neighborhood. The City of Seattle supports volunteers with FREE paint (white-brown-gray), rollers, brushes, scrapers, and gloves.

Get signed up today. Go to You can also e-mail or call 206-684-7790.

Supplies can be picked up on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is required first.

July 7
July 21
August 4
August 18

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In addition to providing a reliable water supply to more than 1.3 million customers in the Seattle metropolitan area, SPU provides essential sewer, drainage, solid waste and engineering services that safeguard public health, maintain the City’s infrastructure and protect, conserve and enhance the region’s environmental resources.


New Crown Hill T-shirts Are Here!

Crown Hill Neighbors has received new Crown Hill T-shirts in a variety of sizes and colors, just in time for the holidays.

You and members of your family or block can show your Crown Hill pride in navy shirts with green lettering or charcoal shirts with light grey lettering. We still have many children’s tees in pale blue with chocolate lettering and a very limited number of the adult T-shirts in chocolate with blue lettering.

Crown Hill T-Shirts

These are one-of-a-kind tees that you can’t get anywhere else!

These T-shirts are wonderful stocking stuffers or perfect presents for friends or good neighbors. And you can get them one of two ways. You can buy them for only $20 for adults /$10 for children OR you can get one free when you sign up to become a member of Crown Hill Neighbors.

Crown Hill Neighbors Annual Membership* is tax-deductible and provides your neighborhood association with the funding to advocate on your behalf for better community services , as well as to host and participate in a variety of community events.

We’re including a free T-shirt in our $25/year annual membership fee through December 31, 2011.

For only $25 you can make a real difference in the Crown Hill community—whether it’s successfully advocating for our new Crown Hill Park (across from Dick’s), which will be open to the public this spring, or organizing the Crown Hill Community Garage Sale—your membership dollars are spent on making your community a better place to live.

You can reach Deb Jaquith at or 206-660-1552 to check on availability and arrange for purchase of the tees. She can also take membership requests, or you can join online.

Already a member? You can take advantage of the free T-shirt promotion by extending your membership for another year. Visit our website and renew today.

*The fair market value of the T-shirt will be subtracted from your donation for tax deduction purposes.

NOTE: The T-shirts were screenprinted at Blue Rhino Graphics, a Crown Hill business.

Salmon Return to Carkeek Park

The salmon are beginning their return to Pipers Creek in Carkeek Park. This happens every November when the rains start, assuming there are enough salmon who survived four years in the “great big world” of the Pacific Ocean to be able to return to their home ground and spawn.
On Wednesday, November 30, starting at 10 a.m. the Park naturalist will lead a salmon walk to view the habitat, the creek, and the overall Park. Starting point is the McAbee entrance on NW 100th Place just behind the QFC.

Holiday gift ideas from CHNA

T shirt in stockingAs the year winds to an end, and holiday gift shopping reaches a fevered pace, your Crown Hill Neighbors have great ideas for stocking stuffers or gifts which help you enrich your community while putting something nice under the tree for family and friends.
We’ve lowered prices to fit tight budgets, and hope you’ll find these deals irresistible.

Crown Hill T-shirts: Identify your community with pride on a high-quality, cotton blend t-shirt.  Originally $20, we’ve reduced the price to $15 for this holiday sale.  This is a wonderful stocking stuffer or perfect present for a friend or good neighbor.  Quantities and sizes are limited.  Some are in brown with blue logo and some are in white with red logo. Email Deb Jaquith at to check on availability and purchase these one-of-a-kind tees that you can’t get anywhere else!

Crown Hill Neighborhood Association Annual (CHNA) Membership: This tax-deductible membership provides your neighborhood association with the funding to advocate on your behalf for better community services , as well as to host and participate in a variety of community events.  We’re knocking $5 off our $25/year annual membership fee through December 31, 2010.  That’s right, for only $20 you can make a real difference in the Crown Hill community—whether it’s successfully advocating for our new Crown Hill Park, which is slated to be completed in 2011, or helping secure our Crown Hill School Community Center—your membership dollars are spent on making your community a better place to live.

Already a member? You can take advantage of the discount by extending your membership for another year.  Want to buy more than one year at the discounted price?  Absolutely.  Sign up today at the Membership link that is in the left column under the heading “Information”.
If you’d like to give a gift membership, send an email to  She’ll handle the invoicing and send you a membership certificate to use as a stocking stuffer or present.

Free Trees


Crown Hill residents are eligible to receive free trees for their yards through the City of Seattle’s reLeaf program.  Only a limited number of trees are available, and Crown Hill is not the only eligible neighborhood, so make sure to submit your request as soon as possible.  Here are a few things to note about this program:

  1. Trees must be planted in yards, not as street trees. Do not plant under power lines.
  2. Recipients of trees will also receive a watering bag and a free bag of compost.
  3. To obtain trees (maximum of four per household) you must attend a planting and care workshop on December 12.  It is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW
  4. A limited number of the following species are available: Italian prune, Douglas fir, western red cedar, Katsura, and Red oak (the same as the big oak at the Crown Hill Center on the corner of 95th and 13th).  The prune is smaller and the shore pine is medium-sized, but the others can become larger trees.  For this reason you will need to be selective about planting locations.
  5. The short application form is due Nov. 22, but since this is a first come, first serve program, it is likely that you will need to submit your form sooner if you want a tree.
  6. In addition to households, businesses, schools and churches are also eligible (no parks).


To find the application form and see other information about the program, go to