If they would physically make the protesters and all associated with the whole event clean and sanitize the place, top to bottom to the owners specifications this crap wouldn’t happen so often. But I suppose that would hurt someone’s feelings.
Hours after President Joe Biden was sworn into office and implored the nation to come together, dozens of protesters gathered Wednesday afternoon in Seattle's Occidental Park for a tense demonstration that included a march through downtown in which a flag was set on fire.
“A lot worse if he had pulled the trigger, it would have been over he was only 3 feet away,” says Dan.
Authorities say Ortega then proceeded to take officers on a car chase with speeds reaching up to 75 miles per hour on city streets during the morning commute, ending with a huge crash several miles away at the corner of Broad St and Alaskan Way along the downtown waterfront. Ortega was immediately arrested.
Friday afternoon, Ortega waived his right to appear in court for his bail hearing. He’s facing multiple charges including motor vehicle theft and evading police.
Ortega has a lengthy criminal history including seven felony convictions such as being in possession of a stolen gun and stealing cars.
“We know from police they are investigating him for multiple cases not only in Seattle but in other cities as well,” says Casey McNerthney with the King County Prosecutor's Office.
But there are now questions about why a judge released him last month after being arrested for allegedly stealing an empty FedEx truck in the Northgate neighborhood.
"In those docs that we got from police, law enforcement didn’t object to the release,” says McNerthney, which allowed Ortega to be on the street before this latest arrest.
“I’m not sure if the officer who looked at that case when they put together that form knew the extent of his history. So that’s not meant to knock the police at all,” says McNerthney.
Dan says his dad was not hurt during this car jacking, just a bit rattled.
“He’s doing good, he’s recovering he shook it off, said he’s kinda glad it happened to him instead of one of the other employees,” says Dan.
Ortega remains behind bars and is scheduled to face a judge next week.
SEATTLE - Police say 47-year-old Leonardo Ortega pulled a shotgun on 68-year-old Phil Salmon, and stole his pick up truck Wednesday morning from a Chevron gas station in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. Salmon’s son Dan says it could have been a lot worse. “A lot worse if he had pulled the...
(KOMO) — Law enforcement letting protesters stay on I-5 became a deciding factor during a court hearing Friday involving the wrongful death lawsuit of Summer Taylor. Taylor was killed when an alleged wrong way driver drove into a Black Lives Matter march taking place July 4 in the middle of the...
Seattle Councilmember Lisa Herbold hopes you will forget that she, along with six of her council colleagues, pledged to defund the police department by 50%, ignoring calls to slow down and think through whether they could deliver (they couldn’t).
I believe there were 4 officers that left Seattle and came to work in Spokane. They more or less stated that it was nice to come to a city that made them feel welcome and give them support. Mayor Woodward said they were welcome here and looked forward to working with them and benefiting from their expertise. Gonna be a lot more leaving I suspect.
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