CHS posted our latest report on Capitol Hill crime trends including projections for 2012′s totals here.
- preliminary details of the incident Sunday on the CHS Facebook page. : A man was beaten early Sunday morning in what he told police was an attempted robbery near 14th and Pine. Medics and police were called to the scene around 4 AM. According to the victim, he was walking home from a bar when he was jumped on 14th by a suspect described only as a black male in his 20s wearing a dark shirt. The victim said he was punched in the face several times and the suspect continued to hit him after he fell to the pavement. The suspect struggled with the victim before deciding to flee and jumping into the passenger side of what a witness said was a white pick-up that quickly left the scene. In the melee, the iPod the thief targeted was dropped to the ground and was recovered by the victim. Seattle Fire treated him for injuries to his mouth from the attack. A search for the truck was not successful. We posted
- Another reported robbery Sunday turned out to be less of a violent affair. According to the report on the incident, a man inside the Lifelong thrift shop on E Union decided to walk out of the store with items he had not paid for including a leather jacket. When an employee caught up with the man on the Seattle University campus, there was a struggle as the employee attempted to recover the stolen items. The thief — described as a white male in his 20s, around 6′, with a shaved head — threatened the employee that he had a weapon before running away from the scene.
- she had a gun held to her head and was robbed Thursday night near 20th and Mercer. We have no official updates on the disturbing report we posted last week of a woman who says
- Here’s neighbor Loraine with a friendly reminder sent to CHS (you can email us anytime, by the way)
I realize everyone already knows this, but when I was walking my dogs at 6:30am, a person was walking north on 16th Ave E with a box checking to see if any car doors were unlocked. While I was watching she/he didn’t open any of them, but stared right back while I watch her/him and kept doing it.
Just a neighborly reminder to lock those car doors.
Mike McGinn will be on Capitol Hill Monday night at this month’s East District Council sessionUPDATE: The mayor’s office says the council meeting was included in a recent email to increase awareness of the event but the mayor will not be attending. Expect crime and safety issues to be on the docket in the wake of last week’s launch of a new gun buy-back program in the city and the mayor’s announcement that he’ll join the field of candidates and seek a second term as Seattle’s mayor.
Jan 14, 6:00 p.m. – East District Council, Capitol Hill Library (425 Harvard Ave E)