Suspicious parker on 14th Ave: A rush of police cruisers to 14th and Ward Thursday night just after 6:30p prompted a few concerns in the neighborhood. Seattle Police tell us nobody was arrested in the incident that was sparked as a man whose car a police sergeant was approaching was believed to have pulled out a knife while inside the vehicle. The sergeant had been flagged down by a passing motorist who complained that the suspicious man had been parked in the area for more than 72 hours and was apparently living in the car. The sergeant held the man at gunpoint and radioed in about the possible armed suspect. The large response followed. Investigation revealed both a sheathed sword and a kitchen knife in the vehicle but police say no crimes were committed and the man was not arrested. Thanks to MvB for the photo from the scene.
Suspicious No Parking sign hater on John: Friday morning got off to a weird start for @bethundra: “Guy on John between 11th & 12th was throwing away No Parking signs and moving trashcans to different streets at 7:30 this morning”
Prostitution busts on Broadway: Two johns were busted Wednesday night at Broadway’s Silver Cloud Inn hotel for patronizing prostitutes. According to SPD reports on the incidents, SPD’s Vice and High Risk Victims Unit hauled in the first suspect for investigation of patronizing around 8p and another about an hour later at the same location. While it’s not something we’ve been tracking, the reports are the first we’ve noticed in the area this year. UPDATE: Oops. Looks like three arrests.
Parking lot assault: A woman reported being assaulted in an unprovoked attack inside a Swedish Hospital parking garage Monday morning when the suspect apparently became enraged because she was watching him try to pay for parking. SPD was still looking for the suspect — “a white male in his fifties, heavy set with a big belly, about six feet tall, wearing a white T-shirt having lettering across the front and jeans” — as of the time the report was filed. The victim was transported to the hospital complaining of back and hip pain.