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You may take the weekend off, but (alleged) criminals never rest. Even on Saturday and Sunday Seattle's criminal element is hard at work. This fact

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Weekend Blotter: Stealing Wine and Throwing Champagne (Not To Mention Punches)

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You may take the weekend off, but (alleged) criminals never rest. Even on Saturday and Sunday Seattle's criminal element is hard at work. This fact was once again on display last weekend, as Seattle Police were kept on their toes by (among other things) a night-club fight and attempted wine heist.

According to Seattle Police, on Saturday night someone really had a thirst for pricy wine at the Safeway in the 12300 block of 15th Avenue NE - but they really didn't want to pay for it. More specifically, the bottle of wine carried a $55 price tag, and when a security guard attempted to stop the man accused of stealing it things got violent.

As the SPD Blotter blog details:

On February 23rd at approximately 10:46 p.m. the adult male suspect entered the Safeway store located in the 12300 block of 15th Avenue NE and stole a $55.00 bottle of wine. When security officers attempted to detain the suspect in the store parking lot he attacked them.

As responding Seattle Police officers arrived on the scene they saw the security officers on the ground struggling to maintain control of the suspect. The Seattle Police officers were able to quickly gain control of the suspect and place him under arrest.

As if reporting one crime involving a bottle of booze wasn't enough, Seattle Police also took to the Blotter blog to describe an altercation at Club Citrus early Sunday morning. According to SPD Detective Jeff Kappel, the dust-up started between two women, but quickly escalated to include punches from all directions (and sexes) and at least one heaved champagne bottle.

As Kappel writes:

On February 24th at approximately 12:53 a.m. a fight erupted between two females inside the Club Citrus located in the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue North. At one point an unidentified male punched one of the females. The group then exited the club and the two females chased each other around the parking lot. Apparently the same male then punched the other female (Victim 1) and then left with the first female he'd punched (they were gone upon the officers' arrival).

At some point while the disturbance was going on inside the club, an unknown person threw a champagne bottle across the dance floor. It struck an uninvolved female (Victim 2) who was enjoying the club with some friends. It is unknown if that female or her group were actually targeted, or if they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Fire department medics responded to the scene and treated female victim 2, who was subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center for complaints of head pain. Victim 1 declined any medical treatment at the scene and left on her own.

A contingent of officers stayed in the area until the crowd thinned out in an effort to prevent any further violence. There were no arrests.

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