Back in 1994, 16-year-old Melissa Fernandes was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting outside Ballard High School. An appeals court had overturned the conviction of Cesar Sarausad, who admitted to driving the car, because of faulty jury instructions. Now the case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court to considering reinstating Sarausad’s conviction.
If you were driving down 15th Ave in Interbay (at Dravus) last night, you would’ve seen quite the commotion. Police tried to pull someone over, and he tried to escape by driving the wrong way down 15th until he hit someone. Then he tried to carjack someone else. That’s when officers tasered the guy and […]
You know that old, rusted arrow with the burned out bulbs that hung next to the Olympic Athletic Club on Ballard Avenue? Someone ripped it off, said Mark Durall, the club’s general manager. “It was 50 years old, and that’s what really irks me,” Durall said. “Whoever did this had to have a ladder and […]
Matthew Scott Korpinen, 38, was the transient who was killed early Sunday. Prosecutors are expected to file charges against a 53-year-old homeless man in Korpinen’s death sometime today. Update: Prosecutors have filed charges against John Dwyer in the murder. If convicted as charged, the sentence range is 15 to 24 years in prison.
Early Sunday morning, police arrested a 45 year-old man for beating another guy to death while he slept in his pickup truck. With a pipe. This happened at 48th and Leary. “They’ve had the street closed, police vans, and a big set-up all morning,” wrote Chelsea in a tip to My Ballard. No word yet […]
Joseph Skillings, the Adams Elementary teacher who’s recovering from that vicious attack in January, spoke to the media for the first time (watch KOMO video). “I was just helping her,” he said of the attack, when he intervened to help a woman who was being accosted at a Capitol Hill bus stop. Skillings has made […]
Just saw this on Craigslist, posted on Thursday night: “I was merging onto the Ballard Bridge and had to stop on the on-ramp due to an on-coming bus. Someone hit me from behind and did not follow me to inspect the damage once I was able to get off the bridge. My car is a […]
Police officers responded to a report of a drive-by shooting behind the 6700 block of 15th Ave, near Ballard High School, just before noon. One person sustained minor injuries, and police are out searching the area. Update: As a precaution, Ballard High “sealed all exterior doors, leaving one primary point of entrance and exit that […]
Kids at Adams Elementary set out to fold 1,000 paper cranes tonight in honor of teacher Joseph Skillings, who continues his road to recovery at Harborview Medical Center. (Here’s the significance of the 1,000 paper cranes.) I stopped by the PTA meeting where the kids were folding and coloring, but I was nicely told that […]
Students from Adams Elementary signed a big yellow banner for Joseph Skillings, who’s recovering at Harborview Medical Center after getting attacked at a Capitol Hill bus stop for trying to help a woman in distress. Now the banner is hanging in his room, and Skillings is “bragging” about his students, according to the latest entry […]
Adams Elementary teacher James Skillings continues his recovery after he was attacked trying to help a woman at a bus stop. Now police have released a sketch of the suspect: a man in his 40s with a slim build and wrinkled face, carrying a large black backpack and wearing a black thigh-length coat with a […]
Joseph Skillings, who was attacked while he attempted to call 911 to help a woman in distress, is gradually improving at Harborview Medical Center. “With help, Mr. Skillings sat on the edge of his bed for a moment,” explains an online journal updated by family and friends. “He continues to look around at his room […]