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- Street robbery attempt: A street robbery crew was foiled in their effort to steal a man’s laptop early Friday morning near 12th and Union but police were unable to locate the vehicle or the suspects. According to East Precinct radio dispatches, the victim was punched by one of the street robbers but was able to hold onto his laptop in the 1:33 AM attack. Police arrived at the scene within minutes of the attempted robbery and searched for the dirty, white, older model compact car and the four suspects but were unable to locate the vehicle. The suspects were described as two black males and two black females in their 20s — the male who did the punching was reportedly wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans while his male counterpart was described only as heavyset. The descriptions and the vehicle matched a group also believed to have been involved in another assault earlier in the area. The victim in the attempted robbery was not seriously injured.
- Boylston/Pike robbery: Details in a late-night robbery at Boylston and Pike previously reported by CHS have been released by SPD. Here’s the brief on the September 12th incident:
- Summit Ave E threat: A long-time Capitol Hill resident “distressed about recent acts of violence in the area” told police a man threatened him on Summit Ave E just before 6 PM Tuesday when he wouldn’t partake in drugs with the suspect’s group:Police drove the victim around the area but the man told him he did not recognize the man who made the threat among those police found in the area. One person was arrested for an unrelated warrant.
- Broadway assault: A man gave conflicting stories and declined to be taken to the hospital despite being found by police covered with blood from two large lacerations on his head in an incident reported early Monday morning just after 3:30 AM. Police were unable to determine from the man who had assaulted him near the Panerra Bread on Broadway so turned the victim loose and told him to contact police when he remembered more about the attack.
- More cops: A $1.25 million Department of Justice grant will enable SPD to hire an additional 10 officers bringing the total new hires planned since the beginning of 2013 to 52. With a potential 1,352 sworn officers, SPD will have one cop for every 450 citizens putting it line with San Francisco’s totals — and far short of Philadelphia, for example, which weighs in with one cop for every 240 of its people.
- Zero — the number of drivers arrested for DUI on Capitol Hill in the past week. Good job, drivers.