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- High five robbery foiled: SPD has released details of a September street robbery attempt on Capitol Hill in which the perpetrator was foiled despite his creative approach that nearby pie shop (and CHS advertiser) High 5 won’t be incorporating in its next marketing campaign. CHS first reported on the attempted early morning street robbery the day it happened, Friday, September 27th. In details released by SPD on the 1:30 AM incident, the victim describes a slick maneuver attempted by the would-be robber: SPD searched for the getaway car – described as a small, white compact car with after-market chrome hub caps — but were unable to find the suspect and his associates.
- 26th Ave assault: A woman told police she was assaulted by a stranger in her own residence in the 700 block of 26th Ave Monday night. Police are looking for the suspect.
- Drug overdoses: Suspected heroin overdoses are continuing to take their toll on the neighborhood. A man was found dead surrounded by apparent drug paraphernalia Wednesday morning in a parking lot in the 1400 block of Boylston, according to Seattle Fire. Tuesday night, SFD responded to the lobby of an apartment building in the 1200 block of Summit where a woman was reportedly suffering from a serious OD. Earlier in the day, CHS witnessed a man drop off and leave another OD victim on the sidewalk in front of the Harvard Market QFC where Seattle Fire arrived to treat him.
- Arboretum party: Garfield High is worried about hazing after more than 100 kids were found drinking and partying in the Arboretum last Friday.
- First Hill furniture burglars: Suspected burglars were caught on video breaking into a First Hill apartment building by politely holding the door open for a disabled resident before heading in to commit their crimes. According to the SPD report on the incidents at the 1000 block 8th Ave building, the male and a female suspect arrived in an older white truck and were seen entering the building and stealing furniture from common areas of the building. In one instance, the man can be seen cutting a security cable from a chair before he stole it. A manager told police that there had been at least three pieces of furniture stolen from the building recently.
- Cal Anderson safety: In a CHS poll with more than 1,000 respondents, it’s probably not surprising to learn that 84% said they feel unsafe walking through Cal Anderson at night. More illuminating might be the top suggestions for making the park safer: more cops on foot and on bike, better and more lighting and more organized nighttime activity in the park.