- Miller Park voyeurism arrest: Police announced an arrest in a 2015 voyeurism case involving a person “dressed in a long wig and cutoff denim shorts” who chased a woman in the Miller Park neighborhood last November:
Seattle police have arrested a suspect in several incidents of indecent exposure and voyeurism late last year in the Miller Park neighborhood.
Around 3:40 AM Sunday, February 28th, Officers Katrina Walter, Brad Devore and Shawn Crow were responding to a report of a suspicious person creeping around a building in the 300 block of 18th Avenue. On the way to the scene, they spotted the 33-year-old suspect, who was wanted by police in connection with a number of different incidents in the East Precinct.Officers arrested the 33-year-old suspect, who identifies as a woman, and booked her into the King County Jail for a $100,000 voyeurism warrant.
- Neighbor helps K9 bust burglary suspects:
The owner of the home where a break-in lead to an afternoon manhunt around E Helen St last week in the Central District tells CHS the fact that one of the young burglary suspects was caught hiding in a hot tub is only part of the story:
They got in the window started to trash the place before they set off the alarm. Met my neighbor XXX who had been following them up 24th Ave. after seeing them rattling doors handles at her grandmothers house she took their photo as they kept trying door on other house. All the time she was on the phone with 911. She lost them at 24th and East Helen street went home and just as she went in she heard the alarm. We both arrived at the burglary scene at the same time.
Reader T says his neighbor is one hero in the bust. SPD credits Blitz the K9 officer:
SPD officers interrupted a burglar’s shvitz Monday afternoon after K9 Blitz found him hiding in a hot tub. Two witnesses called 911 around 3 PM after hearing a home security alarm ringing in the 2400 block of East Helen Street. After spotting two men leaving the home, both of the witnesses went so far as to follow the suspects and snap pics of them on their cell phones before calling 911. The men fled from the home before officers arrived, but police, suspect photos in-hand, searched the neighborhood until they found them near 25th Avenue and E. Howell Street. Officers caught up to one of the suspects, a 20-year-old man, but lost track of the second. An SPD K9 team, Officer Jake Briskey and Blitz, joined the search and followed the second burglar’s scent to a hot tub behind a home in the 2500 block of E. Denny Way. After hearing Blitz’s barking, the 18-year-old suspect climbed out of the full hot tub and surrendered to police. Officers found he also had two warrants for possession of a stolen vehicle. Police recovered the laptop the suspects had stolen during their break-in and booked both men into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary.
- Mystery stabbing: Police found a man suffering from a stabbed wound as they investigated a loud disturbance early on the morning of Wednesday, February 17th near Pike and Broadway:
Police discovered the man had suffered a 1-inch stab wound but were unable to determine how the victim suffered the wound. The victim was transported to Harborview for treatment.
- E Pine phone robbery: Pike/Pine shenanigans got real in an early morning February 14th incident in the 600 block of E Pine involving a man armed with a knife and claiming to be a war veteran who allegedly snatched a phone from a frightened bystander:
Police later found the phone “tucked between his jeans and underwear” on the suspect’s “left rear side.” The suspect as taken into custody and booked for investigation of robbery.
- Construction assault: The Capitol Hill building boom bubbled over into violence in an incident earlier this month. Contractors working on a 300 block 16th Ave E project reported conflicting reports of the incident but both agreed it was a dispute over payment. One contractor told police he had come to the work site on the morning of February 17th to request payment but that the contractor his crew had completed the work for grew hostile and began to swing a level at him before falling and suffering minor injuries. The other man told police the complainant had been the aggressor and had tried to use a board to poke at him during the dispute. There were no serious injuries and no arrests.
- Cigarette bandit: Turns out, the City Market cigarette bandit is also likely behind other break-ins in the neighborhood. Here is what happened at City Market the morning of February 22nd — it was reportedly not the first time the same guy had broken in. The morning of February 20th, a thief with the same smash and grab MO hit a grocery on Pike:Meanwhile, another break-in involving the same rock tossing, um, technique, was reported on Bellevue Ave on February 12th.
- Harborview sandwich thief: Police arrested a suspected thief at Harborview the morning of February 17th. His mistake? Returning to the scene of the crime. Overnight, police were told, the same man had been spotted filling two garbage bags full of food in the hospital’s cafeteria: