Sunflour Bakery Cafe hit with graffiti; plus, how to report

Reader and long-time resident, Richard, wrote in yesterday to say that the Sunflour Bakery Cafe (3118 NE 65th St) had been tagged by some rather sizable graffiti:

Graffiti found on the east side of the Sunflour Bakery Cafe building

He’d like to find those responsible and see them made to account for their misdeeds (as would we).

Close-up of the graffiti/tag

If we learn anything more about this tagging (we left contact information at the Sunflour this morning), we’ll be sure to post an update here.


So, what can you do if you spot some new graffiti/tagging in the neighborhood?

If the graffiti is on public property, you can call the Graffiti Report Line at (206) 684-7587. Additionally, Seattle Public Utilities has an online Report Graffiti Form which includes sizeable text boxes in which to describe the vandalism, location, and any other comments you may have. I would also recommend taking a picture of the graffiti and saying you have such on the form or within your phone call.

If you have graffiti on your own private property, call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011 to file a police report.

If you see graffiti in progress, however, DO call 911. Graffiti vandals must be caught in the act to be prosecuted, says the SPD.

More information on Seattle Public Utilities Graffiti Prevention and Removal can be found here.

Ravenna-Bryant Community Association meeting tonight

It’s the third Wednesday of the month, and once again the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association is holding its monthly meeting, from 6-7:45 pm tonight.

One part of the monthly routine has changed, however. The location for tonight’s meeting is Zeeks Pizza in Ravenna (2108 NE 65th St). The big room of the library was booked, you see.

I have not seen an official agenda has of yet, but you can bet I’ll be talking about this week’s other two meetings: The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association’s Land Use Committee’s rezoning meeting on Monday, and the Crime Prevention meeting from last night.

I also have copious notes from each of these meetings* that I’ll be working into posts for this week.


*This may be a good time to mention: If any of you loyal readers also happen to be preschool owners in the area, perhaps you would consider a childcare-advertising swap? You’d be doing a public service, here.

Bryant Elementary buglarized on Wednesday night

Looks like local homes and businesses aren’t the only places getting hit by burglaries recently:  Bryant Elementary School (3311 NE 60th St) was broken into on Wednesday night, October 20th.

The following message went out via email from the school on Friday night:

October 22, 2010

Dear Bryant Parents and Community,

We want to inform you about a theft at our school that could impact our families.  Sometime Wednesday night, our school office was broken into.  Cash and a number of checks were stolen from our safe.  Only checks written for scrip, coffee and Chinook Books were taken.

The Bryant PTSA will be calling families and requesting that they cancel any checks that have not been deposited.  Families will be asked to rewrite the check and deduct the bank fee cost that they incur.

The PTSA and our school will also be looking into ways to improve the safety of check storage at the school.  We have filed a police report and the investigation is ongoing.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Gayle Everly, principal
Kim Fox, principal
Monica Mac, PTSA President

I have sent an email to the school in return, asking for contact information should anyone feel the urge to help the school out in any way.