- SU stabbing: Bail has been set at $1 million for the 23-year-old suspect in Wednesday’s early morning street robbery and stabbing on the Seattle U campus. Two teens were also arrested in the incident in which an SU student was stabbed during an altercation as the group attempted the street robbery. Prosecutors are preparing charges in the case.
- E Olive Way street robbery: A woman told police she was the victim of a purse snatch last Friday morning around 9 AM. According to the SPD report on the incident, the victim told police she was walking near E Olive Way and Belmont when a male grabbed her purse and jumped into the passenger seat of a waiting car which sped away following the crime. The victim told police the suspect vehicle was a tan or gold Acura with a license plate beginning with “AMG.” A search for the vehicle was not immediately successful. The woman suffered scratched knees in the incident as she fell while attempting to hold onto her bag. If you witnessed the incident, please call 911 and tell them you have a non-emergency report you would like to make.
- E Pike knife fight over panhandling: Last Sunday’s fight and stabbing incident on E Pike stemmed from the suspect’s harassment of a panhandler, witnesses told police: A male victim who said he intervened on the panhandler’s behalf was cut in the incident and taken to the hospital. Some witnesses said the panhandler also produced a knife but dropped it as he was being threatened by the suspect.
- Drunk biter passes out: A female assault suspect so intoxicated she passed out and required medical attention within minutes of being placed in an SPD patrol car was taken into custody early Saturday morning and then released so she could be hospitalized for further treatment. According to the SPD report on the January 11th incident, police were called to the Havana nightclub at 10th and Pike just after midnight to a report that a drunk patron being ejected from the club had bit security staff escorting her from the building. The woman was taken into custody and proceeded to immediately pass out in the patrol vehicle. She was taken to nearby East Precinct where she was treated by Seattle Fire before being transported to the hospital. The bouncer did not require medical attention, according to the report.
- Broadway assault sentencing: A former Capitol Hill resident with frequent brushes with the law and north Broadway businesses in the last year including violations of no contact orders and this May DUI and assault case was sentenced Thursday for an assault against a man outside the Deluxe in July 2013. Musab Masmari, 30, will serve part of a suspended sentence in jail and was ordered to make no contact with his victim and to undergo a mental health evaluation. Masmari’s defense lawyer told the court his client planned to appeal the decision.
- Boren big-screen burglar: Security video shows a burglar enter a 1300 block Boren Ave apartment building early last Friday morning by shattering two glass doors before making off with a large flat-screen television. Police are searching for the suspect in the 2 AM, January 10th break-in. He is described only as a white male in his 30s, with a goatee and wearing a baseball cap, a light colored jacket, camo pants and gloves at the time of the break-in.
Jimi vandalism: The Jimi Hendrix statue near Broadway and Pine was defaced again Thursday night when somebody dumped gobs of green paint on the popular landmark. We’ll check in with Hunters Capital who owns the Broadway Building and the statue about any issues with clean-up. In September, two men were arrested following a drunken spree that left the statue covered in blue spray paint. He cleaned up just fine following that incident.
KIRO reports that this time around, SPD made arrests of two men downtown following Thursday’s vandalism.Sorry for the confusion — that KIRO report is old! UPDATE: Hunters reports that Jimi is already green-free.