Category Archives: SPD

Man Fatally Stabbed at Queen Anne Dick’s Drive-In

Seattle police responded to reports of a stabbing in lower Queen Anne at about 2 a.m. on Friday, June 23rd. They found a 26-year-old man stabbed in the chest.

The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of the life-threatening injury, but he later died. KIRO 7 News reported that the man’s name is Andrew Pimentel, and he had been singing at Ozzie’s, which is located on the corner of 1st Avenue West and West Mercer Street. At about 2 a.m., he went three blocks east to Dick’s Drive-In when he was attacked.

According to witnesses, a suspect crossed the street to the parking lot at Dick’s Drive-In, stabbed the victim—unprovoked—with a large knife, then walked away. A 38-year-old suspect was apprehended and booked into King County Jail.

Featured photo source:, credit KOMO News

FREE Summer Fitness

Photo: Seattle Art Museum

Want to catch some rays while getting budget-wise exercise? There are many group classes, led by professional instructors, offered for FREE this summer. Below are many nearby locations to strengthen your muscles and expand your skills. Enjoy!

SEATTLE CENTER, 301 Mercer St., Seattle 98109
June 20th-August 23rd
Zumba Class:
Tuesdays, 6-7 pm (except July 4th), Next50 Plaza
Meditation and Relaxation Class:
Tuesdays, 7-8 pm (except July 4th), Armory Rm. 301
Gentle Yoga:
Wednesdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Exhibition Hall Lawn

OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle  98121
On Saturdays from
July 15th through August 26th, enjoy public tours of the park, art making, musical performances, and family activities.  In addition, partake of these free fitness classes on the green:
Vinyasa Flow Yoga (all levels): 9-10 am
Hatha Yoga (all levels): 10:30-11:30 am (July 29th is “Family Field Day” from 11 am-3 pm, which includes family yoga)
Zumba: 2-3 pm

ST. MARK’S CATHEDRAL, 10th Ave. E., Seattle 98102
Cathedral Yoga
Ongoing on Sundays, 6-7 pm (this one possibly indoors–ask)

CASCADE PLAYGROUND, 333 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle 98109
Yoga on the Lawn: June 10th- Sept. 30th, Saturdays at 12 noon

FREEWAY PARK, 700 Seneca St., Seattle 98101
Dancing ‘til Dusk: Variety of musical styles (see this pdf). 6 pm lesson, 7-9:30 dancing. Thursdays July 20th, 27, August 3rd, 10th, and 17th.
Zumba: Mondays July 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 5:30-6:30 pm, West Plaza
Yoga: Wednesdays 12-1 pm July 19th and 26th, 5:30-6:30 pm August 2nd and 9th, Upper Plaza

WESTLAKE PARK, 401 Pine St., Seattle 98101
Dancing ‘til Dusk: Variety of musical styles (see this pdf). 6 pm lesson, 7-9:30 dancing. Tuesdays July 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
Tai Chi: June 24 – August 19, 8-9 am
Spin Cycle: last Wednesdays June 28, July 26,and August 30th, 3 sessions daily: 7 am, 12 noon, and 5:30 pm, with open cycling in-between

OCCIDENTAL SQUARE, 117 S. Washington St., Seattle, 98104
CrossFit: every Friday morning in July at 6:30-7:30 am, and every Wednesday evening in August at 5:30-6:30 pm
Dancing ‘til Dusk: Variety of musical styles (see this pdf). 6 pm lesson, 7-9:30 dancing. Tuesdays July 11th and July 18th.

Missing Baby Found in Lower Queen Anne

A 10-month-old baby girl was reported missing from where she was last seen in Downtown Seattle last Friday, May 5th. She was found about 12 hours later, safe and unharmed.

According to the’s report, witnesses “recognized the baby as someone who had been downtown with her mother, who was sleeping on the streets.”

“Looks like the baby I saw last night, just like it,” said Jenna Quinn, a witness who told reporters she had been in the Westlake area. “(The mother) passed out right beside me.  I covered her up. I don’t think she was that high. I think she was tired.”

Along with a picture of the baby girl, Charlette Childress-Imburgia, police released a note that she was last seen being pushed in her stroller by a woman dressed in pink clothing with a man in black clothing. The group was last seen recorded on surveillance camera near Fifth Avenue and Pine Street at about 2:45 a.m. on Friday.

The child was found about 12 hours later on Friday afternoon near McCaw Hall in lower Queen Anne. Her discovery came after police received a 911 report that a woman was seen pushing a yellow and black stroller resembling the one that Charlette was last seen in. According to police reports, the woman she was found with is known to the baby’s mother.

Investigators are working with Charlette’s mother and the woman she was found with to determine what happened. They also reported the incident to Child Protective Services.

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Would-Be Queen Anne Robber Left Trail of Clues for SPD

The news about the teenaged would-be robber on Queen Anne has been circulating the neighborhood for the past two weeks since the incident. Last week, the 17-year-old was charged as an adult with attempted first-degree robbery and first-degree assault.

On January 2nd around 1:30 a.m., 17-year-old Henry Hicks allegedly walked into the 7-Eleven at 1607 Queen Anne Ave N. He was masked to conceal his identity. According to reports, he pulled a gun and demanded that the store clerk fill Hicks’ backpack with cash. The clerk didn’t comply because he didn’t believe the weapon was real, and responded by throwing a plastic milk crate at Hicks, hitting his right hip. Hicks allegedly fired the gun and only just missed the clerk’s head before fleeing without any money.

Police responded with a K-9 team that discovered a mountain bike left behind in the alley behind the store, but the trail ran cold after a few blocks of searching.

Then, on January 3rd Hicks’ mother reported a burglary at their home, which is less than one mile from the convenience store. She told an officer that her son had found the gun cabinet in the basement open, and a revolver was missing. Since SPD found no signs of forced entry and no other missing items (including several other guns left in the cabinet), something seemed fishy. Hicks told the responding officer that he found the cabinet open after returning from a walk, which, according to charging papers suggested he had really gone to look for the gun he had dropped while fleeing from the 7-Eleven.

The responding officer to the home burglary talked with other officers who responded to the 7-Eleven incident, and a detective noted that Hicks’ description was similar to that of the would-be 7-Eleven robber. When SPD returned to Hicks’ home to question him, more details came out and eventually they served a search warrant which turned up the bike, clothing, shoes and backpack that matched surveillance at the 7-Eleven. A black .22 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver also matching the surveillance was later found in a front yard near the store, which happened to be registered to Hicks’ father.

Hicks was arrested and last week charged for these crimes.