Fight club brawl in Crown Hill?

We’ve been looking into a tip about a brawl that took place last Friday night (5/14) near Whitman Middle School in Crown Hill.  Police now tell MyBallard that officers responded to the 1500 block of NW 90th Street around 11:30pm after receiving calls that a large crowd had gathered to watch a fight between three men.  One witness tells us the scene was choatic:

There was a full-on fifty person fight club going on. They looked mostly like 19-21 year olds… It was in the baseball field parking lot next to Olympic Manors.   All the neighbors were outside watching this huge blob of yelling humanity move around the parking lot and baseball field.  It was mostly 2 or 3 people fighting at a time with the rest of the mass just yelling and pushing.

Officers did not write an incident report since all of the people scattered and ran when they arrived.  Whether this was indeed some kind of fight club isn’t clear.  But security officers tell MyBallard they do know of fight clubs made up of middle and high school students around Seattle.


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The Mayor
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The Mayor

this sounds like this “gang” and i use that term loosly, of about that age of kids who claim to run 85th.. there was a big brawl on halloween this year with like 20 guys out on the street. they have caused alot of problems and need to be delt with…

Ballard Guy
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Ballard Guy

We need some more gentrification up there I think.

SPG
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SPG

You’ve just broken both rule #1 and rule #2.

Jon
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Jon

Way to go, SPD.

“Nothing to see here. Move along.”

Tyler Durden
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Tyler Durden

“security officers tell MyBallard they do know of fight clubs made up of middle and high school students around Seattle.”

What happened to rule #1? You do NOT talk about Fight Club.

bobcat
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bobcat

his name is Robert Paulson

hawks74
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hawks74

Hahahah. SPG and Tyler are cracking me up! I want to watch that movie again.

Barney Stinson
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Barney Stinson

Any chance this was a gang blood in?

ballardMike
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ballardMike

Dumb-ass hooligans… the brawlers, not the commentators.

Manorite
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Manorite

Thanks for your prompt arrival Seattle Police dept….again! You never catch these guys in the park because this is low on your priorities. How about leaving the old time Ballard drunks alone and stopping by the park on Fri and Sat nights where you can make a difference? Maybe a teen or two will change because of a cop encounter or jail. Step up and make a difference.

oldcrimson
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oldcrimson

regulate it, tax it, charge admission, sell concessions…and use the $$ to keep both community centers open…

The Mayor
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The Mayor

i agree manorite! although there are some drunk drivers leaving ballard ave. lets put some focus on these stuiped kids so that are neirborhood is safe and peoples properties dont get harmed

Rozzie
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Rozzie

I have twice seen the exact same situation happen at the little park next to Safeway on 85th and Mary. It was nearly 50 high school aged kids meeting up to watch a couple of teenagers fight. The cops did show up within about 6-10 minutes and turned on their sirens. All the kids went fleeing in different directions and that was how it was dealt with.

crimsonfloyd
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crimsonfloyd

So what, they wear head gear and gloves. Been happening for years. Let em fight.

For the idiot that suggests the cops move from DUI enforcement to trying to control these fights good suggestion, lets ignore drunk drivers and concentrate on young men letting off a little steam.

X-Southern Ballardite
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X-Southern Ballardite

Sheesh……didn’t any of you losers ever go to a rumble when you were in high school?
Just let ’em have it out with each other……

snoopy
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snoopy

When I saw the headline I was hoping that maybe all of you myballard crack heads finally turned off your computers, crawled out of the basement and had it out in person.

crimsonfloyd
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crimsonfloyd

Your computer is on.

SPG
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SPG

I talked to a cop who admitted that turning on the siren and slowing down when getting close to fight calls was pretty standard practice. They really don’t want to get in the middle of a fight, and if it’s serious enough to not have every one run away from the sirens then they’ll deal with it.

SeaSpider
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SeaSpider

O h yeah, let’s have the police focus on this instead of drunk drivers. Brilliant idea. Have any of you morons seen the numbers? Drunk drivers kill WAY more people than teenage knuckleheads getting in parking lot brawls. Motorists are by far and away the most dangerous criminals out there. More people are killed by inattentive/selfish/reckless motorists than are killed by hardened criminals, guns, knives, gangsters, terrorists, etc.

Second, let’s assume the police follow your stupid advice – what EXACTLY are they supposed to do? You’re ONE cop and you pull up to a group of 20-50 people. Unless you’ve got a cape and an S on your chest one cop can’t do squat. You’d need every single officer in all of northern Seattle to safely contain a mob of that size. Wading into a brawl like that is a recipe for a potential police abuse case or officer involved shooting both of which get pretty expensive for the tax payers.

Ballard-ite
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Ballard-ite

If myballard.com existed when I went to Ballard, we would have seen posts like this all the time.

Not saying that’s right or that I am proud of that. However, this is not new. To say it’s a “fight club” might be taking it a bit far.

I’d rather see a brawl than see a stabbing or drive by.

Manorite
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Manorite

old time ballard drunks that i reffered to don’t own cars – they’re most likely homeless and are not out driving around. they’re drinking on the sidewalks of downtown ballard. anytime i’m dining close to where they hang out i see cops with / checking on them. not sure why you took it down the dui path. yes, i agree they should be patroling for dui idiots.
the soundview park where this is taking place is getting destroyed by these kids. plus, they are noisy and are disturbing all those that live in the area.
so, (seaspider) if one cop is putting themselves in danger – what about a concerned park neighbor?

Nunya
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Nunya

20 years ago, this was pretty a common occurrence for middle class kids in middle class neighborhoods.

Grievances were addressed with a fist fight and that pretty much ended it. In this age litigation and hiding behind mommy and daddy that seems to have escaped most young people today.

Maybe the great recession is reviving time-honored rights of passage like the rumble in the park.

Lighten up folks!

eric
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eric

more action from what is likely just a bunch of ballards “good kids”.

parents, do you know where your spoiled, rude, entitled children are?

AB
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AB

I watched from the sidelines, plenty of cops, no results.

Name
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Name

If some idiots want to beat each other into bloody stumps, why should we interfere? The cops have far more important things to deal with.