Personal Safety Warning from Seattle Police Department

Received today from Terrie Johnston at Seattle Police Dept:

Dear Block Captains/Contacts:

We wanted to notify you that there have been three separate sexually-motivated attacks on women across the North Precinct. The descriptions of the suspect vary, as does neighborhood, time of day and day of the week. The common threads have been that the [...]

Crime Prevention/Public Safety Meeting Wrap-up

On June 23rd, about 50 of us gathered for a community meeting about crime prevention and public safety in Crown Hill. The speakers were Community Crime Prevention Coordinator Terrie Johnston and Officer Scott McGlashan, Community Police Team Officer for Ballard and Crown Hill.

Terrie Johnston & Scott McGlashan fielding questions in Crown Hill

Terrie [...]

4th of July, Bike thefts, etc.

We recently received the following letter from Terrie Johnston with sage advice on fireworks, calling 911 on the 4th, and bicycle thefts. Terrie is the Crime Prevention Coordinator for the North Precinct. She is available to help set up block watches, perform residential and business security audits. Contact her for assistance: 206-684-7711 or terrie.johnston@seattle.gov — [...]

North Precinct Picnic, July 9th 2011

The Seattle Police Foundation is hosting the North Precinct Picnic, Saturday July 9th, 2011 from 1 — 4 pm at the North Precinct, 10049 College Way N. Free food, ice cream, music, information, precinct tours and opportunity to see our Mounted Patrol, k-9, bomb robot, etc.

SPD Nabs 5 Prolific Burglars

Terrie Johnston, Seattle Police Dept Community Crime Prevention Coordinator reports that there are five fewer burglars in general circulation in the last two weeks. In Crown Hill, and North Seattle in general we have been recently suffered a wave of residential burglaries and even a couple of drive-by shootings. Some of the individuals arrested are [...]

Suspect in Custody Also Wanted in Drive-By Shooting

According to an article on the Seattle PI website on June 1st, a suspect in the May 18th drive-by shooting near 17th and 85th was taken into custody in conjunction with a residential burglary in Lake City.

The Seattle Police Department apprehended Joshua Meadows-Mittenen and Michael Christopher Doble in conjunction with a Lake City residential [...]

Crime Prevention & Public Safety Meeting, June 23rd, 2011

Tired of reading about crime? It’s time to learn what you can do to keep your home, family and community safe. The Crown Hill Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a community meeting for residents and businesses to learn about crime in and around your neighborhood. Find out how to start up a BlockWatch on your block, [...]

Drive-by Shooting Near 85th and 17th

UPDATE (06/04/2011): The Seattle Police Department apprehended Joshua Meadows-Mittenen and Michael Christopher Doble in conjunction with a Lake City residential burglary. Mittenen is a felon and serial burglar who is wanted as a suspect in the drive by shooting in the 8300 block of 17th NW on May 18th. A warrant had been issued for [...]

Crown Hill Burglary Suspect Featured on Washington’s Most Wanted

On Saturday May 14th, Wallyhood reported on a burglary by the same suspect wanted for the April 18th attempted burglary and assault occurring in the 9700 block of 12th Ave NW. The suspect is Jeffrey McCaslin, who is also wanted for failing to appear for a court date for an earlier burglary in Wallingford. McCaslin [...]

New Neighborhood Crime Prevention Coordinator for the North Precinct

The Seattle Police Department recently announced they secured grant funding for four neighborhood crime prevention coordinators until the end of 2011. Formerly there were six coordinators. Neil Hansen who helped many of us set up block watches, gave great tips on securing our property, and was a familiar sight at the Ballard District Council, retired [...]

Residential Burglaries

It looks as though the Crown Hill (and Ballard) area has suffered a spate of residential burglaries in the last month (March 18th to April 18th, 2011). Just this afternoon (Monday), a neighbor on 12th (97xx block) surprised a burglar in his home. The neighbor pursued and caught the burglar on foot and was able [...]

Public Safety Survey

Mayor Mike McGinn recently announced an online survey to gather community input on public safety. The survey is being conducted by graduate students from the UW Evans School of Public Affairs. You can take the survey here. It takes about 10 minutes to complete.

From the press release:

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Break-ins in the neighborhood ….

We’ve had a number of thefts, break-ins, property damage/vandalism/graffiti incidents in the last several months. Just when it seemed to be settling down we received word of yet another break-in and theft:

Just wanted to let my neighbors know That our outdoor shed was recently robbed. Gas leaf blower, weed wacker & Hedge [...]

Robbery on Holman Road, March 28th, 2011

Approximately 4 AM Monday Morning, March 28th 2011, the owner of the Thirsty Fish at 9041 Holman Road was beaten and robbed. Details of the incident are available at the MyBallard site. The robbers got away with a bag of money, his wedding ring, and wallet.

In light of this incident and the earlier robbery [...]