Burst of burglary around Broadway: Police are investigating a string of burglaries reported on Capitol Hill in the past 24 hours. No details yet on whether the cluster of five break-ins around Broadway are coincidence or related. Four of the five are burglaries reported at residences where nobody was home at the time of the break-in — the fifth was reported as a break-in at a commercial structure in the 900 block of E Roy. Detectives will also be looking at a sixth — this morning a report came in of a commercial burglary in the 500 block of Summit Ave E. If you’ve got any light to shed on the incidents, let us know.
Wednesday night Harvard Ave purse snatch: Police are looking for a suspect that matches the description of a known criminal following a late Wednesday night purse grab on Harvard Ave behind Seattle Central. According to the report on the incident, a woman walking on Harvard was attacked from behind by a male suspect who grabbed her bag and ran off near E Howell. The suspect, described as a black male in his 20s, 5’11″, around 180 pounds and wearing a black and red beanie at the time of the snatch, was last seen running across the SCCC campus. Police searching for him believe that he is a petty criminal known for camping in the areas beneath the I-5 overpasses. Their search Wednesday night was not successful.
Wisecrack leads to fight leads to man trying to breaking it up getting busted nose: Police and medics were called to the area near the small stretch of E Howell between Broadway and Cal Anderson last Sunday night for a reported assault in which one victim suffered a broken nose. According to witnesses a verbal argument between strangers escalated when a member of a group hanging out in the area yelled across the street at another person to “Say you’re sorry!” The person in the dispute reportedly shouted back, “You’re sorry!” sparking a violent reaction from the yelling man. The suspect confronted the person who made the wisecrack, grabbing a phone and knocking the person to the ground. A witness saw the fight and attempted to intervene. That’s when the yelling man socked the witness in the face, busting his nose. The suspect, described only as a white male in his 30s and around 6’1″, left the area. A police search for him was not successful.
E Union purse snatcher background: The suspect arrested for this May 19th purse snatch on E Union has yet to be charged but appears on his way to continuing an ongoing string of brushes with the law and convictions. The 25-year-old’s arrest for the most recent incident was his fourth time behind bars since February. He’s faced a variety of drug charges over the years including a conviction for heroin possession in 2006.