The Morning Blotter

Park Ranger Assaulted Downtown: A Seattle parks department ranger called police for help earlier this month after, a police report says, he was attacked near 3rd and Pike. Around 3:00 p.m. on January 2nd, the ranger radioed SPD for help. When police arrived, the ranger told officers that a man had approached him at 3rd and Pike and “came within a hand’s reach.” When the ranger asked the man to back up, the man shoved the ranger and, the report says, told him “you fuckin faggot, you pussy, I’ll kick your fuckin ass. You won’t be able to work the park, pussy!” Police arrested the man at the scene. As officers were escorting him to a patrol car, he turned and spat on the park ranger. The man was booked into the King County Jail for assault.

All Talk: McGinn announces plan for several youth violence prevention forums, get smacked around by Joel Connelly.

All Too Familiar: Anchorage police officer shot while sitting in his patrol car.

From SPD’s Blotter:

Downtown: Man Woman arrested with $1,500 in counterfeit bills.

Rainier Beach: Three adults, two juveniles busted for burglary.

University District Pt 1: Man tries (and fails) to rob gas station at knife point.

University District Pt 2: Man pulls gun, robs “boutique” on 57th and University. Police haven’t said whether there’s a connection between the two robberies, but the M.O. isn’t the same.

Mount Baker: Teen tied up and stuffed in closet during home invasion burglary.