- Police are searching for a white, late 90s Acura or Lexus and the driver a witness said tried to run a man down — three times — early Saturday morning near E Madison and Broadway. According to the report on the incident, police arrived to the Saturday 1:52a call in the 900 block of E Madison to find the victim covered in blood from a laceration to his head and with a deep puncture wound to his tongue.
The victim told police that men in a car had run him down: “They called him a ‘Fucking Faggot’ he then heard the engine rev and then he was struck.” Police asked the victim if he was homosexual and he told the officer he was not. The victim also told police he did not know the occupants of the car.
A witness told police the driver and two or three passengers deliberately attempted to strike the victim with the car three times, racing in circles around the block to chase him down:
The witness told police he saw one passenger — a white male wearing a black baseball cap — yelling at the victim as the car chased him.
The victim was transported to Harborview for evaluation of his injuries. The incident is being investigated as a possible bias crime.
- A phone call from a concerned resident led police to the site of an apparent assault behind a building in the 1700 block of Boylston Ave Saturday around 6p. According to the report on the attack, a 911 caller reported a man holding down a crying woman who was asking the man to let her go. An officer arrived and held the man at gunpoint, shouting “Get on the ground!” and “Get off her!” The victim told police she had been promised “food and money” if she went with the man:
: A man arrived at 12th and E Pine’s East Precinct just after midnight on Thursday, October 4th with a fresh stab wound to his leg. The victim told police he was stabbed after attempting to break up what he believed was a street robbery near 11th and E John. The man said he made his way to the East Precinct to report the incident because he and his girlfriend did not have a phone. He told police he and his girlfriend were able to get away from the attacker and that the apparent female victim also left the area. The victim was transported to Harborview for treatment of his wound.
We posted Monday about two reported muggings along E Madison from the weekend. They victims detailed violent attacks. An incident from early this Tuesday morning along Broadway sounds less so. According to the report on the incident, a man told police he was robbed of his wallet and a shoe around midnight by a group of transients he said he had been drinking with on Broadway “to be cool.” The man said around midnight, he poked one of the men “in a friendly manner” but that the man “took it wrong,” punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground and then began kicking him. The others may or may not have joined in, the victim said. The man then took the victim’s shoe and threw it on top of a bus shelter before leaving the area. The victim said he then noticed that his wallet was missing and called police from his Capitol Hill residence. A search for the men by SPD came up empty.
Sometime overnight on October 2nd, a 12th Ave E apartment building suffered a break-in in which seven storage areas where rifled through and a fire department key box was stolen. No roster of stolen goods was included in the report but the responding officer documented that the storage area of the 500 block 12th Ave E building was relatively easily breached by pulling frames from the drywall to gain entry before shimming doors with no dead bolts.