The Crime Corner: Deputies question naked coffee drinker, thief uses drill to steal gas

Aug 3, 2022, 11:09 AM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:38 pm

(Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)...

(Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

(Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Darren Dedo, KIRO Newsradio reporter, covers overnight crime in the Puget Sound region on the morning of August 3.

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Detectives investigating homeless encampment homicide

Seattle Police Detectives are investigating a July 28 assault at a First Hill homeless encampment as a homicide after the victim later died from his injuries.

According to Seattle Police, at about 1 pm on July 28, officers responded to an assault at an encampment in the 13-hundred block of Hubbel Place.

The 32-year-old victim was rushed to Harborview Medical Center for a head injury. The victim died from his injuries on August 1st.

SPD Homicide detectives are investigating. If you have any information about this incident, please get in touch with the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.

Stabbing in Rainier Valley, suspect in custody 

Seattle Police are investigating after a man stabbed and killed a woman Monday night in Rainier Valley.

Police say at 10:58 pm, officers were called for reports of a stabbing in the 6900 block of Martin Luther King Jr Way South. Officers arrived and found a 41-year-old woman with fatal stab wounds, and Seattle Fire Department medics declared her deceased at the scene.

The suspect and victim’s shared children were in the residence when the stabbing occurred, but they were unharmed.

Officers located and arrested the 42-year-old suspect in North Seattle approximately two hours later.

Fuel theft in Pierce County

An employee of a Pierce County paint company located in the 12300 block of Meridian East, South Hill, submitted a theft report to deputies regarding stolen fuel.

He provided surveillance video of a suspect pulling up next to a company vehicle in the parking lot and drilling the fuel tank. He said the suspect stole all of the gas in the tank.

Deputies have the video and are working to ID the suspect or his vehicle.

Man arrested naked in yard drinking coffee

Deputies responded to a residence in the 13300 block of 147th Street East, South Hill, after receiving reports from neighbors that a man was walking around naked in his yard.

When deputies arrived, the 36-year-old man told them he liked to sit on his patio in the nude and enjoy his morning coffee. When asked why neighbors saw him naked in his front yard, he told deputies that he was getting the hose from the front yard to fill up a pool in the backyard.

The case will be referred to the prosecutor’s office for a charging decision.

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The Crime Corner: Deputies question naked coffee drinker, thief uses drill to steal gas