- Union/Madison car vs. pedestrian: A man in his 40s suffered a serious head injury when he was struck by a vehicle on E Union just east of Madison Friday morning. Seattle Fire responded and reported that the man was in stable condition. Seattle Police were on scene of the 10:45 AM incident as traffic collision investigators collected evidence and documented the crash. We do not have details of where near the busy intersection of the three major streets the collision occurred.
- UPDATE — Construction worker fall: Seattle Fire medic units rushed to the work site at a nearly complete 11th and Union construction project after a worker reportedly fell onto concrete. We do not yet have information on the worker’s injuries but several fire units were on scene of the 2:25 PM callout. The emergency crews were sent to 1110 E Union, the address of the new Viva building. SFD tells us the man in his 40s reportedly fell 10 to 12 feet and suffered a serious head injury in the fall but was conscious when transported to the hospital.
- Gunfire incidents: Police are investigating a spate of gunfire in the city overnight including a drive-by shots fired incident reported late Thursday near 23rd and Massachusetts:
South Precinct officers responded to the first report of shots fired last night around 11:35 pm, near 23 Ave. S. and S. Judkins St.
Witnesses told police a gunman had opened fire from the passenger seat of a white Mercedes sedan.
No one was injured by the gunfire, but police found evidence at least eight shots had been fired in the incident, and found one bullet had struck the rear bumper of a vehicle just north of the shooting scene.
- QFC bandit busted: A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for stealing booze from *both* Broadway QFCs. In one incident at the Broadway Market QFC, the man walked into the grocery store, threatened employees that he would shoot them and fled with a bottle of liquor. The unarmed man was arrested after going through a variation of the same ruse at the QFC to the south at Broadway and Pike.
- How Kelly O got her camera back: In a variety of crime common in the neighborhood’s busy nightlife districts, Stranger photographer Kelly O had her camera ripped off from inside a no-so-secure area of Linda’s Wednesday night. A vigilant neighborhood good guy helped restore justice:
Then this morning, he saw same man, [allegedly] on many hard drugs, sleeping on the sidewalk, on a half-futon bed, littered with a bunch of [allegedly] stolen purses, cell phones, and bottles of perfume. He yelled, “Hey! Gimme back MY CAMERA!” Man sat up, handed over the camera, and said, “Wait, the flash is here somewhere, too.”
- Suspicious item on Harvard: Harvard between E Thomas and E Olive Way was briefly closed Thursday afternoon around 4 PM as Seattle Police checked out a suspicious item found in the street. Originally reported as a briefcase, a witness told CHS the item appeared to be some kind of large filing box. SPD ultimately determined the item to be harmless and the street was quickly reopened.