We’ve not emptied out the SPD blotter reports from East Precinct for a bit — here’s the latest from the streets of Capitol Hill.
- A man suffered a head injury in an assault and street robbery near Boylston and E Madison early Monday morning. Medics responded to treat the victim at Broadway and Madison just after 12:30a. Details on the suspect were distributed in this bulletin from Seattle U campus security:
At approximately 12:33 am September 3nd, Seattle University Department of Public Safety was made aware the Seattle Police Department was investigating an armed robbery near Broadway and E. Madison St. The victim described the suspect as a heavily built black male, in his twenties, 5′ 7″ with a shaved head, possibly wearing a sports jersey and armed with a knife The victim reported the suspect ran west bound. Responding Seattle Police officers and Campus Public Safety officers searched the area and no person matching the suspect’s description was located.
- this bloody E Republican attack CHS reported last week talked to a TV news crew about the assault. Victim Jon Rodda and his friend Amy Harris told the TV crew that they believe the incident was a random attack perpetrated by an “opportunist.” Harris last week told CHS the two men mentioned in the police report and again in this most recent coverage should not be suspects. “The two men that are described as the last people he was seen with are friends of his. He left the club before they did,” Harris wrote in an email to CHS. “The officer at the scene asked me the last time that I had seen Jon and it was when he was at R Place with them; that is why they are described as the last people seen with him. I hate how it appears in the report as if we think they are involved in the attack – nothing could be further from the truth.” If you have additional information on the assault, call 911 or the SPD tip line at (206) 233-5000. The victim in
- “Smiley” threat on Melrose: Police responded to a reported threat made against a bicycle delivery rider by a suspect swinging a chain in a “menacing manner” on Tuesday afternoon, August 21st:The bicyclist said he was waiting outside a friend’s apartment when “a group of teens drinking on the steps called out to him” and the threats ensued. The group fled when the victim’s friend called 911. Police were not able to find the suspect with the chain.
- Two suspected burglars who ran after being caught in the act of busting an apartment window in the 1400 block of E Denny Way were chased down by police and arrested. The Saturday, August 25th afternoon incident involved a brief foot chase after police arrived at the scene around 4:30p.
- A suspect was arrested in an early morning assault on a cab driver in the 1400 block of Harvard Ave. The driver told police he was dropping off a customer when his car was surrounded by a group of unknown males including the suspect who was attempting to hit the driver through the window of his car with a “yellow stick.” The suspect told police the driver had run him over and dragged him beneath the cab near Westlake. The police report notes the suspect did not show any sign of injury and said “I don’t have any injuries, I don’t have to have any injuries.” The suspect was placed under arrest for harassment.
- A burglar struck an office at the St. Joseph church at 18th and Aloha during a funeral ceremony last week. According to the report on the incident, the opportunistic thief made off with a wallet and phone from an office at the facility as the funeral proceeded in the church above.
- “High risk” stop on Broadway: Police pulled over a silver Chevy Suburban at gunpoint on Broadway at E Olive on Tuesday night, August 21st following a reported shoplift at the Harvard Market Bartell’s. According to the report on the incident, police were called following a report that a woman had entered the store with an empty bag and proceeded to rush by employees with the bag filled with stolen merchandise thanks to the help of an accomplice. Police say the the group in the vehicle then left the scene and tried to drive away on Broadway where the vehicle was pulled over and a “high risk” stop was made. Police say the vehicle’s owner was in the truck and told police the suspect had been told not to “do it.” When the suspect was arrested, police discovered she had provided a false name and was wanted on several warrants.
- Police arrived at a reported fight early on Sunday, August 26th in an alley near Pike and Broadway to find three victims in various states of consciousness – and none of them cooperative:
Police did make any arrests.
- 1 An attempted iPhone mugging left the victim scraped and bruised but the man was able to hold onto his device, according to the SPD report on the late-night Tuesday, August 22nd incident. According to the report, the victim told police he was walking near 18th and Madison when the first male suspect came up from behind him and tried to grab his phone while another who had been hiding in a nearby hedge joined the fray. As the three wrestled for the phone, the victim began yelling for help and the two would-be robbers fled. The suspects were described as two black males in their 20s, one wearing a red plaid shirt, the other a dark blue shirt. A search for the suspects was not successful.
- “Well-coordinated” bag/phone grab: A woman taking a stroll after and texting by herself near 16th Ave E and E Republican had her bag and her iPhone ripped-off in what police described as a well-coordinated street robbery around 10p on Thursday, August 23rd. The victim was not injured in the mugging.