- : Numerous shots were fired outside a residence near 19th and Howell around 11:15 p.m. Thursday night, police say. When officers arrived, they could not locate any victims, but did find a parked car with several bullet holes in it.
A short time later, a male victim was dropped off at Harborview with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening and did not require hospitalization. The victim declined to provide details to police.
East Precinct officers responded to numerous reports of shots fired outside a residence in the 1800 Block of East Howell Street with a large group of people present. Officers arrived quickly and began looking for possible victims. No one appeared to be injured, however, officers did locate a parked car on East Howell just past 19th Ave that appeared to have been struck several times by bullets. As officers were investigating the scene, another officer who was at Harborview Medical Center on an unrelated call reported that a male with a gunshot injury had just arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle. The man had a non life-threatening injury which did not require hospitalization. The victim and the witnesses directly associated with the incident told officers that they only heard the shots and refused to provide any detailed information. It was discovered that the victim had several outstanding felony warrants for his arrest, so after he was discharged from the hospital, he was arrested and booked into the King County Jail. Gang Unit detectives also responded to the shooting location and processed the scene.
- A recurring theme in this year’s stolen bike recoveries appears to be owning an expensive, unique bike. Here are details on a bust this week in a Broadway parking lot. We’ll check into details on the arrestees and follow-up as they move through the legal chain.
East Precinct officers arrested a man and a woman Wednesday after they tried to sell a stolen rare, custom-built bike back to its rightful owner.
The slightly confusing chain of events began earlier this week when a woman called a local bike shop owner, looking to sell the rare $6,500 bicycle, taken in a burglary earlier this month in Columbia City.
It turns out the woman had called the bike shop owner who had custom-built the bicycle. Recognizing his own work, and realizing the woman was trying to sell a stolen bike, the shop owner told the woman he knew an interested buyer, took down her phone number, and passed it on to the bike’s rightful owner.
The bike’s owner called the woman, set up a time to meet, and called police for backup.
Around 3 pm. the woman, accompanied by a man, pulled into a parking lot near Broadway and E. Pike Street, where officers confronted the pair about the bicycle. Their stories didn’t add up.
The woman claimed the bike had belonged to a deceased fiance. However, her partner claimed he had bought the bike at a park in South Seattle.
Police returned the bike to its owner, and arrested the man and the woman for possession of stolen property.
- : Police are investigating an early morning burglary at E Mercer’s Lowell Elementary. We don’t yet have details in the Thursday break-in but will update when we learn more.
- : Police were called to Pike and Broadway early last Saturday morning just after last call to a reported melee and an assault on a gas station employee. The situation gets pretty convoluted so we’ve included the full report below: