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- ‘That sucks’ robbery: SPD has released details of last Wednesday morning’s gunpoint robbery in the 1000 block of Belmont Ave E just after midnight. According to the report, the victim was hanging out in the 1000 block Belmont Ave E to have a smoke when she got a horrible surprise after making a little bit of friendly fun with a stranger passing by who happened to trip on the sidewalk:The report says the woman lost her iPhone, wallet and bank cards in the hold-up.
- E Denny Way incident ends peacefully: A SWAT callout was canceled and an SPD negotiator called to the scene wasn’t needed after SPD patrol officers were able to calm a situation involving a domestic dispute in a 1000 block E Denny Way apartment building Sunday around 5:30 PM. SPD has posted details of the situation here. “Further investigation by officers lead them to believe that the boyfriend was unstable, suicidal, and under the influence of some type of narcotic,” SPD reports. “It was also discovered that the boyfriend had a knife to his throat at some point during the incident.”
- Montlake yacht club “rampage” – Sunday night also included an incident at Montlake’s Queen City Yacht Club involving an “armed citizen” shooting his shotgun at a half-naked man, acting high and reportedly holding a pistol who had stolen a boat and was crashing it into other boats at the marina. The 22-year-old suspect suffered lacerations to his head and his hand and was treated by Seattle Fire. The SPD report on the 11 PM incident does not mention initial reports that the 22-year-old was believed to have been armed. “Preliminary investigation indicates that the 22-year-old male suspect stole a 35-foot yacht at the Queen City Yacht Club (Portage Bay) and began ramming other boats and the docks,” SPD reports. “A man on the docks feared that the lives of the other boat owners and people standing on the docks were in imminent danger. He armed himself with a shotgun and fired at the suspect, striking the suspect on the head and hand. This stopped the suspect’s dangerous actions.”SPD says the suspect’s actions “caused extensive damage to the docks at the yacht club and also damaged multiple boats.”"Thankfully nobody innocent was injured during the incident,” SPD’s public information officer writes. “The armed citizen was interviewed by officers and released at the scene.”
- City Light billing scam: Local laundromat Lather Daddy on 12th Ave reports that it was nearly a victim in a wave of scammers pretending to be collecting on unpaid City Light bills:
A man named Anthony Stokes called Lather Daddy, saying he was with Seattle City Light, wanting to discuss an error in payment. The whole call was weird, and afterwards we called Seattle City Light directly, and they said they never call customers to discuss payment. This is a scam, and apparently a successful one. Oftentimes people don’t keep track of which bills they have paid, and will give payment information over the phone.If anyone calls from a utility company for billing reasons, know that it is a scam.