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The Week In Crime: Drugs, Guns, and Fake Construction Workers

In the last week, Seattle police officers responded to 8,005 incidents across the city. Not every one them made it to the Blotter, but here are some of the highlights from the last seven days:

Last weekend started out with a bang after someone fired off several shots on 2nd Avenue and Stewart Street around 8pm on April 6. Officers stopped two vehicles involved in the incident, but released everyone involved pending further investigation. No one was injured in the incident.

Security staff at a nightclub on 1st Avenue and Occidental Avenue S helped officers make a speedy arrest of a meth dealer in Pioneer Square in the early morning hours of April 7.

Later that day, a 19-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting outside of a home on Beacon Avenue S. and S. Bennett Street. Officers later arrested another 19-year-old man suspected of driving the vehicle used in the shooting.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 8, Officers arrested a man in Freeway Park shortly after he stabbed a man in the leg and face inside a Capitol Hill business.

South Precinct officers arrested two suspected scrap metal thieves at a steel plant on Colorado Avenue S. and Denver Avenue S. on April 10. Meanwhile, detectives are still looking for a group of thieves who disguised themselves as construction workers and stripped $40,000 worth of metal from a vacant building in the Cascade neighborhood over the last four months. Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle Police Department are currently working to tighten regulations on businesses that buy and sell used goods, like scrap metal.

Also in the South Precinct this week, officers arrested a teacher at a high-school in the Rainier Beach neighborhood on April 11 after he allegedly slapped and strangled a 17-year-old student during class.

You can find more details about these incidents, as well as other stories from the week, on the SPD Blotter.