Casey McNerthney wrote:The trial of former University of Washington student Amanda Knox took an odd turn Saturday as lawyers in Italy debated the significance of a Seattle party at which Knox was cited for residential disturbance – her only prior documented contact with police.
Knox took responsibility, was given a $269 fine, which she paid with some money pooled from friends. The ticket was issued June 30, 2007, and the case was closed the next month, according to court records.
Prosecutors in Italy say the event shows a glimpse of Knox's wild side and that she didn't tell the whole truth about the party.
Here is the text of the narrative, written by Seattle police officer Jason Bender:
[area=Seattle Police Report]In the city of Seattle
I was on uniformed patrol in the marked unit as 3U5. At approximately 0028 hours, I responded to the report of a loud party in the listed location. The complainant relayed to dispatch that participants from the party were throwing rocks at his house and at passing cars. The complainant requested officer not contact him. Upon arrival, I noted loud amplified music coming from the listed address. The music could be heard from a distance greater than 75 ft from the source. I also noted several rocks in the street. I did not locate any damage at that time. I contacted a party participant and had them retrieve a resident.
S1/Knox contacted me (in front of the house). She stated that she was one of the current residents. She stated that she was the one who was hosting the party (as she was moving out). She stated that she was not aware of any rock throwers at the gathering.
I issued S1/Knox this infraction for the noise violation and a warning for the rock throwing. I explained how dangerous and juvenile that action was.
See Cad event 264012 for further.
No further action taken at this time.[/area]
[border]*The report was retrieved by seattlepi.com reporter Levi Pulkkinen during early coverage of the homicide case.[/border]
THE SEATTLE PI
ANDREA VOGT'S ARICLE ON THE AFFAIR
DAILY MAIL STORY ON THE INCIDENT
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