Police were active in the pre-dawn hours around Broadway and Pine Sunday morning after a man reported that a thief stole his iPhone at knifepoint and then ran into the Occupy Seattle camp. The two reports posted to the SPD Blotter blog on the incidents are below. SPD’s brief doesn’t specify if the victim in the iPhone robbery was an Occupy Seattle camper but notes that the suspect was known to the victim. In the second incident nearby later in the morning, two men were arrested carrying illegal weapons following the report of a fight in an alley just off Broadway. Details on both incidents below. Note to the “Broadway Avenue” squeamish — you’ll want to look away. Note x2: While it does seem like Occupy-related items are more likel to make SPD’s blotter, it’s not a case of pure “cherry picking” — the iPhone incident is the only reported robbery incident we’re aware of since Friday.
an East Precinct officer was flagged down by a victim in the 1700 Block of Broadway Avenue who stated that he had been robbed of his i-phone at knife point. The victim stated that the suspect, who he knew, then ran into the encampment at the community college. The suspect was described as a white male, 27, with red hair and beard, wearing a black jacket and black pants. Officers are following up on possible leads.
, East Precinct officers were responding to a report of a fight disturbance involving a knife, in the alley just west of the 1500 Block of Broadway Avenue. Officers contacted three males in the alley. During the initial contact, as one of the suspects was raising his hands, a large fixed blade knife fell to the pavement. The 24 year old male was immediately taken into custody. During a further search of the suspect, another knife and a “slungshot” were recovered. Officers determined that a second suspect had an outstanding $10,000 warrant. That 24 year old male was also arrested. The third individual was interviewed and released from the scene after his name was checked.