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- Suspected DUI driver flees: A K9 unit searched the steep hillsides along Lakeview Blvd E apparently in vain early Friday morning after the driver in a suspected DUI pullover ran from police. Police sped to the area at Lakeview and E Highland just after 2:30 AM Friday when a suspect described as a black male, wearing a yellow t-shirt and with an athletic build and a “faux hawk” type haircut ran up the hillside and into the woods from the officer who had pulled him over. The K9 unit searched the area for the driver but we have no report of an arrest in the search. A passenger in the vehicle stayed behind at the scene as the suspect fled.
- Stolen phone tracks to trespassers — but not phone: The victims of an iPhone mugging on E Pine early Monday morning decided to track the phone’s location before calling police: The victims told police where the “Find My Phone” system last indicated the ripped-off phone was located. When police arrived at Harvard and E Howell, they found six people in a stairwell of the church at the location — but no phone. The six were given verbal warnings for the trespassing and were released at the scene.
- Victim reports iPad mugging: A man walked into the East Precinct early Sunday to report he had been the victim of a street robbery hours earlier –
- 12th Ave fire false alarm: Smoke from an adjacent restaurant caused concern Friday morning that a fire had broken out inside Moss Alley Motors but responding firefighters quickly determined the auto garage was no burning in the 8:30 AM callout.
Melrose OD: Thursday afternoon, medics rushed to a residence in the 300 block of Melrose Ave E where a man in his late 30s was unconscious following an apparent heroin overdose. According to Seattle Fire, “citizen CPR” quickly revived the man who was transported to Harborview in stable condition. The UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute released a study last week showing the growing presence of heroin in the state (PDF) — mostly driven by increased activity outside the city and King County. King County did see an increase in incidents of heroin overdose in 2012, however — “King County data for 2012 indicate 84 heroin involved deaths, up from 49 in 2009, with all of the increase among those under 30,” the study notes.