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Seattle Night Out Events in Lake City

Seattle’s Night Out event is quickly approaching - Tuesday, August 6th.  Each summer, thousands of Seattle residents close their streets to celebrate Night Out with block parties. Have fun, get to know your neighbors – it can be simple or elaborate.


“Last year, our street had it’s first Night Out. We kept it simple. We asked everyone to bring a potluck item. We sat around and talked. It was so nice! There are neighbors on my street I hardly ever see. It was fun to talk with them. We blocked the street with our yard waste bins and some signs. The kids had a blast biking up and down with no cars!” -Olympic Hills resident


A map of registered events happening in the Lake City area

There are several Lake City area Night Out events already scheduled. To find one near you, visit the Night Out event map. To register your own event, click here.  Ready-to-print fliers are available here.

Police, fire and city representatives spend the evening visiting events throughout the city. If you’d like to include them, opt-in during your registration.

If Night Out doesn’t work for you and your neighbors, consider hosting a Living Room Conversation as an alternative.

Arrange a small gathering of neighbors in your home and invite a Seattle police officer to join you. This program allows community members to discuss safety concerns directly with officers working in their neighborhood. It’s simple to arrange and doesn’t take much time. Find out how you can host a Living Room Conversation here.


Not sure how to plan a block party?  Try this Family Fun Magazine site for all kinds of block party ideas, from icebreakers to kids’ games and more.



City of Seattle looking for new site for Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct

The current North Precinct in the Northgate area.

The current North Precinct in the Northgate area. Photo via Google Street View.

The City of Seattle is starting to search for a new site for the Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct. The current site, wedged in a neighborhood near North Seattle Community College, and built in 1984, was designed for 184 staff. It now houses 254 staff and is badly overcrowded.

“In September 2012, as part of the budgeting process, Mayor Mike McGinn proposed doing the planning required in 2013 to acquire land for a new station in 2014. The City Council accepted the Mayor’s proposal and accelerated the schedule by moving funding from 2014 to 2013,” said Detective Renee Witt in a post on the SPD Blotter.

Work is now under way to find and purchase a site for a new station by December 2013, as well as assemble an architecture and engineering team so building pre-design can begin this year, instead of waiting for purchase of an actual site.

Lake City may be a prime spot for the precinct with easy highway access, swaths of land ready for development and a concern for crime in the neighborhood.

Seattle Police hosting drug take back event this Saturday, April 27th

The Seattle Police Department is hosting a drug take back event on Saturday, April 27th. The event for North Seattle will be held at the North Precinct, 10049 College Way N. You can drop off unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The event is designed to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

From SPD:

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the family medicine cabinet.  In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medications – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – both pose potential safety and health hazards.


SPD: Man shot in buttocks on 32nd Ave, second time man shot

Generic-Crime-Scene-Tape-Police-Lights-29697644A man was shot in the buttocks on Thursday night on 32nd Avenue NE near NE 140th Street.

Seattle Police gang detectives are investigating the shooting that happened about 11:15 p.m. on Thursday. Police received a tip that a man was shot and was en-route to Harborview Medical Center.

When detectives found the man at Harborview he said he was “walking near Little Brook Park when someone in a car shot at him, striking him in his rear,” said Seattle Police spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee.

Police said this is the second time that the man has been shot in Lake City in the last two years.

“This time, he told detectives he has no idea why anyone would want to shoot him, as he is working, going to school, and attempting to put his past troubles behind him,” said Spangenthal-Lee.

A map of where the shooting took place is below.

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