- 19th Ave E crash: The 25-year-old driver of a Subaru was lucky to escape uninjured in a crash Monday that left the car on its side in the middle of the usually quiet 19th Ave E. According to Seattle Police, the Subaru struck three other cars in the crash as it ended up on its side in the street. The driver was not seriously injured and there were no arrests for DUI, Seattle Police said. Traffic and the Metro bus route were diverted in the area for a few hours following the just before 5 PM incident. A full investigation is underway to determine what caused the driver to lose control as he drove north on 19th Ave E near E Mercer and the increasingly busy area of restaurants on the block.
- Hammer assault: A man in a Hawaiian shirt and armed with a hammer as well as an advertising sign he found along the street was arrested by police after reportedly attacking a group on Broadway in an early morning July 7th assault. According to police, officers were called to Broadway and Harrison around 2:20 AM and found an intoxicated male who had fallen and struck his head after a scuffle with the group. The men told police the suspect accused a male victim of having stolen his wallet and was swinging a hammer when they tried to intervene. The group was able to disarm the man but he grabbed a sign from the sidewalk and began swinging again. During the ensuing fight, the victims said the suspect was punched and fell to the ground, striking his head. The suspect started crying and became remorseful when they called police, the victims said. Police arrived and took the intoxicated male into custody.
- Trash can fires: A reminder, please make sure smoking materials are completely extinguished before tossing them in the trash:
— jseattle (@jseattle) July 16, 2016