Dedo’s Daily Crime Corner: Have you seen this man? Hate crime in Queen Anne

Jul 20, 2022, 10:25 AM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:39 pm


If you know who the man is, call the Auburn Police Tip Line at 253-288-7403. (APD)


Darren Dedo, KIRO Newsradio reporter, covers overnight crime in the Puget Sound region on the morning of July 20.

Auburn Police looks for suspect in vehicle theft

The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public to help find a man pictured sitting in the driver’s seat of a confirmed stolen vehicle.

If you know who the man is, call the Auburn Police Tip Line at 253-288-7403.

Queen Anne woman victimized by hate crime

According to Seattle Police on Monday at 11:14pm the victim told officers she was walking down the sidewalk in the lower Queen Anne area when she was approached by the unknown male suspect.

The suspect made several derogatory comments regarding the victim’s perceived sexual orientation and proceeded to punch her in the face several times.

The suspect stated he was going to kill her as he placed his hand in his jacket pocket. The suspect ran off.

Seattle Police has since investigated the incident as a hate crime.

West Seattle woman strangled

The victim told Seattle Police she was cleaning a restroom at about 3:30pm on Monday at a West Seattle business when the suspect entered and began strangling her.

She fought the man off and yelled for help. The victim told police the suspect apologized and left the store and sat on a bench outside.

Officers booked the suspect into jail. The victim received treatment for her injuries and is ok.

Business owner fights off attempted burglary in north Seattle

Seattle Police say at 3:10 am Tuesday, officers responded to an interrupted commercial burglary at a North Seattle business, where the victim says a suspect shot at the victim.

The victim told police he responded to his business after getting a call from his alarm company. When he looked inside the front window of the business he saw a suspect inside. The suspect saw him and bolted for the back of the business.

The victim drove his vehicle behind the business and watched the suspect walk towards an orange Subaru Crosstrek. The victim told police that the suspect noticed him still watching and that’s when he pointed a handgun in the victim’s direction and fired one round. The victim was not hit.

The man got into the Subaru and sped off. The victim followed the suspect for several blocks, but stopped after the suspect got on I-5.

Man dies after random attack in Bellevue Transit Center

A man in a wheelchair beaten in a brutal attack at the Bellevue Transit Center has died from his injuries.

Bellevue Police say 63-year-old Eric Larson had been in the hospital since the July 10th attack.

The 25-year-old suspect was released from prison on a sexual assault conviction 32 hours before the savage attack.

He reportedly didn’t even know Larson.

The victim’s family believes the local mental health system failed his uncle… by not helping to get him off the streets.

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Dedo’s Daily Crime Corner: Have you seen this man? Hate crime in Queen Anne