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Shots heard overnight? And other reports from the neighborhood

Posted by Mike on April 9th, 2013

Update April 10: A different neighbor emails :

Thought I’d let the blog folks know our home on 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 97th Street was burglarized during the daytime hours on Tuesday, 4/9.  The usual mode was used – the thieves kicked out a back entrance door window.  They ransacked the house and stole jewelry and electronics.

Thank you to the SPD officers who responded and made the report


Early this morning a neighbor emailed:

Any idea what the gun shots were about, at 5:22 this morning? Three rang out, sounding like they were near the bridge on 15th. We called it in, as did others, according to 911. Thanks.

We don’t exactly know what that was, and neither does the Seattle Police Department.

The police incident map shows a “noise disturbance” at 5:41 a.m. at 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 112th Street, near the area in question, which would be 15th Avenue Northeast at about Northeast 104th Street.

A police spokesman said that report did come in as “shots fired,” but that officers were unable to pinpoint the source.

The incident map also shows a “trespass” at 5:40 a.m. at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast Northgate Way and an accident investigation at Roosevelt and Northeast 112th Street at 3:50 a.m.

There was also a DUI arrest made overnight at 15th and Northeast 91st Street. It involved a collision between two cars about 9:10 p.m. No one was injured, the spokesman said, but the driver of one car was taken into custody on suspicion of intoxication.

We also heard, on Friday, from another neighbor that a package had been stolen, and a neighbor’s car apparently broken into but nothing stolen, at Roosevelt and Northeast 102nd Street.

A look at the police report map since our last post shows three cars prowled in the neighborhood and six vehicles stolen. It also shows one additional home burglary, on April 2nd in the 900 block of Northeast 92nd Street.

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9 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 yojax7286978 // Apr 9, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I bet it’s those damn Raccoons, and now they have guns??!!

  • 2 Terry Parkhurst // Apr 9, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    A white Honda Civic appeared in the parking space of a neighbor, where I live, on the last Wednesday of March. Said neighbor and his wife, whose uses their SUV to go to work (he’s retired) just parked behind it; figuring it was someone visiting.

    After a week, he left a note on the car – no response. He called the police, at my suggestion (since there’s no on-site manager, and the son of the late owner wouldn’t return calls about the car). The officer ran the both plates (different ones were affixed, front and rear). It turned out it was a stolen car, which had been dumped. The owner was from Lake City and retrieved it, the same day the officer ran the plates.

    This came two weeks after a burglary. A hunch – just a hunch – is it’s going to be a perilous upcoming few months. Those who prey on neighborhoods, seem to know that Maple Leaf residents aren’t generally equipped to confront burglars; and the police can only do so much.

  • 3 Terry Parkhurst // Apr 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    That’s either spam, or Victoria has graciously demonstrated the truth of what I asserted about Maple Leaf residents.
    Editor: You’re right, Terry, that comment was spam and we’ve deleted it.

  • 4 Dan // Apr 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

    “A hunch – just a hunch – is it’s going to be a perilous upcoming few months. Those who prey on neighborhoods, seem to know that Maple Leaf residents aren’t generally equipped to confront burglars; and the police can only do so much.”

    I wouldn’t assume this at all. I’m well armed to defend my house, but when it was broken into it was when we were at work during the day, the ability to confront burglars wasn’t a factor. Generally burglars don’t want a confrontation, they hit you when you’re gone. They knock on doors of house houses with no car in the driveway, if no one answers, they go around back, knock on the back door, if no one answers, they kick it in and rob you. Having a gun or baseball bat does you no good in these situations.

  • 5 Kristina // Apr 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    My car was broken into last Thursday (4/4) on Latona Ave NE and 85th. They rummaged through my car, they ate crackers in my car and left cracker halves all over the front. I don’t keep anything valuable in my car – so nothing was stolen. Very frustrating though!

  • 6 Simon // Apr 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Maple Leafers don’t need to be “equipped” as much as alert: report strange cars sooner, keep an eye on neighbors’ houses when they’re out of town, keep your lights and a radio on while you’re gone, etc., and don’t assume that kids selling magazines or security services or whatever door-to-door are doing anything other than scoping out the neighborhood for easy targets (report such people to the police immediately).

  • 7 An Observer // Apr 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Had a curious thing happen, a car parked across the street, three people about age 25 got out and started walking (not visiting any neighbors close by). I let them see that I was willing to keep an eye on them, and the two men and one woman immediately returned, got back in the car and left. Found tinfoil pieces with evidence of drugs burned on them (heroin?) where they were parked, hadn’t been there prior. My supposition was that they were there to burglarize one of the houses, and were uncomfortable with being seen. The car was a nice SUV, I am thinking stolen. Keep your extra keys hidden or locked up, thieves steal cars by accessing your keys since they are so difficult to take otherwise.

  • 8 mapleleafJill // Apr 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Perhaps it is time to start writing down license plates… Thank you for standing and letting them know you saw them.

  • 9 Thomas // Apr 18, 2013 at 3:19 am

    What color was this nice SUV? Did you happen to get a make or model? I’ve seen a suspicious one around my part of the neighborhood a few times