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Front Burner: Crime watch

Front Burner: Crime watch

When Steven Tolenoa stopped at a Seattle-area Denny’s for breakfast after working the night shift in January 2007, he didn’t know the restaurant had a history of problems during the dark, early-morning hours.

As was typical, the restaurant was busy with the “bar rush,” the period after area bars closed, when hungry revelers arrive seeking pancakes and eggs. Around 2 a.m., a fight broke out among some other patrons.

But when the man who started the fight left, Tolenoa and other

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