Friday, December 30, 2011

Concert at Two Dog Yoga tonight, December 30th

Two Dog Yoga is hosting a concert tonight, December 30th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The concert features David Stocker, a longtime musician and performer in the midwest. He will play an acoustic set from "About Time," his new CD featuring songs for dancing, meditation and sing along.

Bring a non perishable food donation for the North Helpline food bank for entry. More info here at the Two Dog website.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mail thief arrested on 22nd Avenue NE

An admitted mail thief was arrested this week after an officer training with a K-9 unit watched occupants of a car stealing mail from street side boxes. In the car police found a number of credit cards. Similar incidents where people have been seen stealing mail from a car have been reported in other north Seattle neighborhoods recently. From the SPD Blotter:

On December 28th, just after midnight, a K-9 officer was setting up a “training track” for another K-9 officer in the 13300 Block of 20th Avenue NE.  While the officer was waiting for the K9 to “find” him, he observed a vehicle swerving from one side of the street to the other, stopping at mail boxes.  It was apparent that the individuals in the car were stealing mail from the boxes.  The officer notified Dispatch of the crime in progress, and several marked patrol cars responded  and the suspect vehicle was stopped in the 14300 Block of 22nd Avenue NE.  While officers were speaking with the driver and passenger in the car, a large bag of mail was observed on the floor of the car as well as a number of credit cards on the dashboard and floor.  The pieces of mail all had various names and addresses visible.  When asked if they knew anything about the mail, the male driver admitted that the mail was stolen. 
 Read more at the SPD Blotter here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Four days, three armed robberies in Lake City

Over the last four days, three Lake City businesses have been robbed. Starbucks near 145th was robbed on Christmas Eve, Jack in the Box was robbed early Monday morning, and Radio Shack was robbed Monday night about 8:50 p.m.

In the Radio Shack robbery the robber was described as wearing a mask, a backpack, a hoodie and blue jeans.

In the Jack in the Box robbery he was described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a slim build and wore a motorcycle helmet with a dark shield, a dark leather jacket, dark backpack, blue sweatshirt and blue jeans.

And in the Starbucks robbery he carried a backpack and escaped on a blue and white motorcycle.

In each case the robber was described as a white male.

Police are unsure if all three robberies are connected.

A suspect was arrested early Tuesday morning during a traffic stop on NE 130th Street near 8th Avenue NE. Police say the arrested man may be related to some of the robberies.

Read more in this Seattle P-I story.