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Hit and run suspect arrested

By Geeky Swedes · December 30th, 2009 · 23 Comments

The suspect involved in Sunday’s hit and run has been arrested in Shoreline.

According to Seattle Police, the 26-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail on Investigation of Vehicular Assault, Investigation of Hit and Run and Investigation of Auto Theft. The SPDBlotter also states that he also had an outstanding Department of Corrections felony warrant for his arrest.

  • Ole Clunker

    This name appears 48 times on the Washington Courts web site going back to 2002. Maybe he should spend more time in jail and less time on the street.

    • http://picasaweb.google.com/silverone Silver

      Holy cow. Well maybe this time he will. What an SOB.

    • Biff

      YES! Grab the pitchforks and torches! We must put him behind bars!….but wait this costs money to put people behind bars, money we don’t have! We’ll have to raise it somehow.

      NO! Grab the pitchforks and torches! They’re going to raise taxes!

      • Ole Clunker

        Ya, we need to pay more money for public safety. We have very nice stadiums, rail to SeaTac and ferries on order. Time for more enforcement of existing laws.

  • JKRose

    As the mother of the bystander pedestrian who suffered multiple skull fractures in this accident, I, too wonder why this guy is out. I am happy he was found. He has caused devastating trauma to our families.

    • Fremonster

      I pass the site of the accident every day and the injured have been in my thoughts, as I’m sure they are with many in Fremont – just too close to home, and so terribly sad. I hope your family can look forward to a full and relatively swift recovery from the physical and emotional injuries caused by this person.

    • SPG

      I’m very sorry your daughter was hurt and hope she has a full and speedy recovery.
      The next time you run into an Eyman initiative to cut taxes remember that this is the result…less money to keep dangerous felons in jail. I’m sorry to bring politics into this, but it just infuriates me to see innocent bystanders fall victim to this kind of thing when it could have been prevented.

      • Bikes for Bums

        Nice way to inject politics into this family’s near tragedy. Very classy.

        • ballardpilot

          Classy or not – SPG is right.

          Seattle coddles its scumbags, because too many simpletons somehow think it’s socially progressive to do so. It’s not. As a dedicated Progressive, I say it’s time to stop enabling the bad guys, and do more to keep our citizens safe. I’m happy to have my taxes go for that.

          • fuzzbeans

            Seattle never approves Eyman initiatives. Nice way to slant things your sad, sad, conservative way.

          • Bikes for Bums

            “Nice way to slant things your sad, sad, conservative way.”

            I’m sorry, is he a progressive conservative or a regressive liberal?

            LMAO, the looney left can’t even spot its own friends.

          • SPG

            It’s easy to be a conservative crank…just hate everyone and everything and repeat what Limbaugh and Beck tell you. Everyone else gets to think for themselves.

  • JKRose

    Thank you. My daughter and her husband were enjoying the lovely day and just happened to be standing on that corner just then. She is recovering slowly and in the care of wonderful friends and closer family – I am in Syracuse, NY. Fremont is an amazing place and I love to visit — and know that intersection well. Unfortunately it was those with little regard for others that have hurt them and their loved ones by extension.
    Life is precious and we all need to regard the safety of others.
    Thank you for caring.

    • http://picasaweb.google.com/silverone Silver

      Ever since I heard about the injuries suffered by pedestrians in this incident, I’ve been worrying about your daughter’s condition. I’m so glad to hear that she’s going to be all right. That was a very bad place to be hit, and I wasn’t at all sure she was going to make it. We’re all pulling for her!

      • JKRose

        Thank you. She is making a remarkable recovery since there was no major brain damage from the fractures or concussions. It is good to know that people we don’t know are thinking of her and her husband and care what happened.

  • JKRose

    One can never leave “politics” out of it — our input is how we help govern and make laws that protect us from felons – we wish.

  • artMonster

    Earlier today I was standing at the intersection (N 35th and Fremont Ave N) waiting on the light, and just as it turned green and a couple people stepped into the intersection, a small (coincidentally, also red in color) car sped up and ran the light, making a very fast turn left. This is common at this intersection. Nobody got the plate, but they sure were cussing the driver out as he disappeared down the road.

    • fuzzbeans

      I’d love it if pedestrians and bicyclists could carry purple dye balls (like banks put in stolen cash bags) to throw at cars like this. I did once throw an apple I was eating at a car that almost hit me (on Capitol Hill).

      • BallardDINK

        Nice! I had a friend who carried around stickers which he affixed to giant SUVs that parked in the “Compact” or “Low Emission” spaces. They said: “I’m changing the environment–ask me how!”

    • SPG

      One thing I rarely see here in Seattle is police pulling people over for traffic violations. Sure, there's the occasional speed trap on Aurora and every now and then an “emphasis” at a school zone, but you rarely see someone getting pulled over for running a red, speeding, or other dangerous moves. Most other places I've been you'd get pulled over pretty often if you drove like this and then you'd get the message that you won't get away with it and then you tone it down. I'm not saying the police aren't doing their job here, it's just that there aren't enough of them to take care of 911 calls and still have time to pull people over for traffic infractions. The end result is that Seattle drivers have no fear of getting tickets, and thus have no fear of driving like a jackass.

      • tiktok

        The ratio of SPD to citizens in Seattle is about half what the DoJ recommends for minimum effective policing, so some police services get cut. More cops and policing costs more money, or diverting existing resources.

  • Ole Clunker

    Any news about this story? Is the suspect still in jail?

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/silverone Silver

    Good timing for that question, Ole Clunker! I just saw this article this morning! (Is that the hit and run you were asking about?




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