Blotter | Man says jumped on Bellevue Ave, police bust up fight sparked by mustache jokes

  • Seattle is facing a “public-safety emergency” and is rolling out a community and policing effort to stem a tide of gun related violence in the city. We’ll have more on how the increased “safety emphasis” is playing out in the East Precinct soon.
  • A man told police he was jumped from behind — and punched in the face — near the “Thomas mini park” near Thomas near Bellevue Ave and E Harrison by an assailant who then reportedly rifled though his pants but stole nothing, according the SPD report on the early morning Saturday incident. The man told police he never saw his attacker but believed he was a white male in his 30s. The victim was treated at the scene for his injuries.

  • Police are investigating a beating and resident-on-resident robbery inside a 1700 summit Ave building late last Wednesday night. The victim was taken to the hospital after being beaten in what he said was a robbery by another resident in his building.

According to the report, an officer went to the suspects room but could not get the man to come out. The victim was taken to Harborview for treatment of his injuries.

  • The people in a 12th Ave E apartment had some regrets about a man they let into their abode. Police were called to the 400 block location to a report that the man had tackled, punched and choked people before fleeing the scene:
  • Police had to intervene in a fight sparked when one participant took offense to jokes being made about his mustache earlier this month in the 600 block of E Pine. Nobody ended up in jail — or the hospital — in the early morning February 16th fracas but there were minor injuries — including a thumping with a wooden cane:

  • Police continue to look for this prowler spotted in a Summit Ave E break-in documented here:

the suspect as a white male with dark short hair, wearing a barret style hat, jeans and a sweatshirt with some sort of design on front. The suspect was approximately 6′ 150LBS with a slim build

  • This Montlake burglary yielded thousands of dollars in a Saturday, February 18th rip-off that was apparently as easy as walking in the back door:
  • A thief made off with two bikes after gutting through locks in a secured parking area of a building in the 1400 block of E Union. Here’s the report on the Monday, February 20th break-in:
  • All’s well that ends well. Nobody ended up in jail in this drawn-out interpersonal drama that went down in a 600 Harvard Ave E building last Sunday.

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