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- 17th Ave mugging: A woman told police she was jumped by a group of teens, punched in the face, and robbed while walking on 17th Ave from Trader Joe’s last Tuesday night. According to the SPD report on the late night incident, the victim said she heard a vehicle pull up behind her and was then suddenly punched by two males who demanded her phone, wrestled her to the ground, and continued the assault. The victim told police she was able to hold onto her phone but the assailants made off with her wallet. The phone was also damaged during the attack. The victim told police the attackers appeared to be two teenage males wearing black clothing and that the vehicle appeared to be a gray or white SUV but she could not provide more details. The victim suffered a cut lip in the attack but declined medical attention.
- Broadway “crisis” bank robbery: A man suffering an apparent mental crisis was arrested for investigation of attempted bank robbery and the Broadway Chase bank was forced to go into lockdown in a Wednesday morning, April 11th incident. According to police, the suspect did not brandish a weapon but demanded cash from employees — and customers:
An employee reportedly advised the officer that “the suspect was “Not all there” and “Needs help.” The man was eventually escorted out of the bank by one of the customers. Police contacted him and took the man into custody without incident.”
- 12th Ave short-term rental party: A Capitol Hill building owner regretted his decision to allow a short-term rental tenant to book a unit in his 12th Ave E building. According to the police report on the April 16th incident, SPD was called to the building by the owner after a night of debauchery that left stains and damaged furniture — and a thick haze of marijuana smoke in the air. According to the owner, the rental was supposed to be for only one occupant but security video showed “multiple unknown people entering the building.” Surveillance also showed some of those people unsuccessfully trying to rip an iPad off the wall. But the worst part for the owner in the end was that his building now “absolutely wreaked of marijuana smoke.” “He told me that when he arrived this morning the apartment was still hazy from the smoke in the air,” the reporting officer notes. “He had been airing it out since early this morning and at 6pm in the evening the unit still was stomach turning overpowering.”
- Community meeting: The monthly East Precinct Advisory Council Monthly Meeting is Thursday:
East Precinct Advisory Council Monthly Meeting