- Homeless man beaten in E Pike assault: A man attempting to sleep next to a building at 10th and E Pike suffered a hand injury in an unprovoked attack last Thursday. According to the SPD report on the incident, the victim was unable to tell officers what had occurred as he woke up to the pain of the assault but a witness who saw the attack from nearby provided police with details of the 7:45 PM incident:
There were no immediate arrests in the incident.
- Broadway bank robbery suspect has long criminal record: The man alleged to have held up the Wells Fargo inside the Broadway Market before being captured by police minutes later when he fled to the nearby Summit Ave Top Pot is well known to police. We count 52 different criminal cases involving the suspect in King County and the City of Seattle since the early 2000s. His most recent arrests stem from less serious crimes including trespassing but he was also hauled in for investigation of felony harassment last August. The 38-year-old remains jailed for investigation of robbery.
- Video “shoot” scare on First Hill: SPD rushed to 8th and Madison Monday afternoon to a report of a man with a rifle crouching on top of a roof. Police arrived to find a music video shoot underway. The Stranger says you can blame rapper Suntonio Bandanaz.
- 17/Pike car theft: A thief had an easy time making off with a 2006 Chevy Impala Tuesday afternoon near 17th and Pike after the keys were left in the car’s ignition. The owner called police just after 3 PM to report the theft. Police were looking for the gray vehicle but it was not immediately located.
- Victim beaten in I-5 camper dispute: A dispute among people living under the Denny overpass spilled onto the streets last Thursday night as police were called to Yale Ave beneath I-5 to a report that a male was being beat with a skateboard and metal pipe. Witnesses said the 7 PM dispute involved personal issues among campers and a confrontation over a previous argument:
- Broadway car prowl mess: A suspected car prowler who may have hit multiple vehicles Tuesday evening left a messy, dramatic and perhaps telling trail of evidence along Broadway.
The incident began around 7:30 PM at the 49 bus stop in the 400 block of Broadway E. School assignments, wide-ruled paper, binders, shattered glass from a mirror, keys and various shards of metal decorated the sidewalk and street like confetti, fanning out from where a backpack, gym bag and other items sat near a bus stop bench. Continue reading