Blotter | Overdose rescue in Cal Anderson, 18th and Pike armed robbery

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  • Overdose rescue: Seattle Fire and responding SPD units were able to help revive a person suffering an apparent overdose in Cal Anderson Park Sunday afternoon. The emergency call went out just before 1 PM that a male who was unconscious and unresponsive after he reportedly “smoked spice” was receiving citizen CPR on the Bobby Morris playfield. The patient was revived by responding medics and transported to Harborview. We do not have additional information on his condition.

  • 18th/Pike armed robbery: Police searched the area around 18th and Pike after a reported gunpoint robbery early Sunday morning. Officers met the victim at a nearby convenience store after a bag, wallet, and phone were ripped off at gunpoint around 12:30 AM Saturday. The suspects were described as a black male in his early 20s, wearing a light gray hoodie with the hood up, dark pants. He was accompanied by a a black female in her late teens, hair in bun, and wearing a bright red and pink jacket, and a bright backpack. The male reportedly brandished a silver handgun during the robbery. There were no immediate arrests.
  • Shouting man gets punched, then arrested: A man was arrested for potential bias crimes after he was punched in the face while reportedly swinging around a no parking sign and shouting racial slurs in a Saturday, June 2nd incident at 10th and Pine. Police were called to the area of the disturbance around 5 PM and could not locate the passerby who socked the shouting man in the face but did give chase to the yelling suspect who fled while he was being treated by Seattle Fire. The man was taken into custody and the case has been referred to the city attorney, per SPD records.
  • Bouncer jumped: Seattle Police investigated a Saturday, May 26th incident after being called to an assault at 10th and Pike just after 1:30 AM and finding a man on the ground with blood coming from the back of his head and nose. The victim was not cooperative, police say, but witnesses said he worked as security at a nearby nightspot but was off work that night and out drinking when he was jumped by two suspects and knocked out. The victim was treated by Seattle Fire at the scene and taken to Harborview for the laceration on his head. There were no arrests.
  • Midday burglary suspect arrested: Police arrested a rather nonchalant burglary suspect after he was allegedly caught in the act of a midday break-in near 30th and Harrison:
    The suspect didn’t offer up the best defense:
    He was arrested and booked into jail for investigation of burglary.

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12 thoughts on “Blotter | Overdose rescue in Cal Anderson, 18th and Pike armed robbery

  1. So glad the kids playing softball in Bobby Morris play field got to witness a crack head almost dying in the middle of the day. Cause that’s not traumatizing at all. We can’t arrest these people cause they are victims and need to be coddled with free housing, and spaces to shoot up. Meanwhile families, tax payers, law-abiding community members all pay the price, feels like we have our priorities backwards.

    • Well, I never. The nerve of that scoundrel, almost accidentally dying there in front of all those children. People like that don’t deserve a supervised facility or other assistance. We should just let them die. But not in the park. Off in some trees. But not the Jungle. Or public trees. Or mine.

      • No we should put them into to treatment, whether they want it or not…. and do it again and again until it sticks… But we don’t have the beds, we don’t have the facilities and we don’t have the public will to do it….
        A supervised consumption facility is like giving diabetics a candy shop that has a shopkeeper trained to give insulin shots.. It’s ridiculous enabling of *an illness*.

      • Yeah, well, I just have more sympathy for people who almost accidentally die from something other than illegally choosing to put something into their bodies they do not have to ingest. You know, like the woman who has a stroke while walking around the park. Or the guy who has a heart attack while jogging. They all deserve medical treatment, of course, but the latter are more sympathetic characters too me.

        And as for potential trauma to onlooking children….if you think it is customary around here for little kids to view people overdosing on their playgrounds, that it is not something that should provoke just a little concern for the kids involved, well, you have simply lost it my friend. We should be concerned and we should express dismay. This isn’t normal, or at least it shouldn’t be, even in an urban setting. That we are working so hard to normalize it and to minimize the effect on onlookers, old and young, speaks volumes about the skewed priorities of some in this city. It is past time to get those priorities back in order.

      • Yeah, well, I just have more sympathy for people who almost accidentally die from something other than illegally choosing to put something into their bodies they do not have to ingest. You know, like the woman who has a stroke while walking around the park. Or the guy who has a heart attack while jogging. They all deserve medical treatment, of course, but the latter are more sympathetic characters too me.

        What if…and I know this is America and compassionate, first world ideals are considered taboo…what if we didn’t differentiate between why someone is in need of medical or mental health, but…and here’s where your mind gets blown…got people the help they need, no matter why they need the help. Otherwise, why does the guy who has a heart attack while jogging deserve sympathy? He shouldn’t have been KNOWINGLY exerting himself physically!

        See how that’s a slippery slope? I’m guessing you don’t or you’ll pretend you don’t.

        We should be concerned and we should express dismay. This isn’t normal, or at least it shouldn’t be, even in an urban setting. That we are working so hard to normalize it and to minimize the effect on onlookers, old and young, speaks volumes about the skewed priorities of some in this city. It is past time to get those priorities back in order.

        Nobody, not one person will say this is normal. Nobody, not one person is working to normalize it. A lot of people are working to solve the problem, but a few clueless, selfish people like yourself are there at every corner shouting down ALL solutions, while not offering up an acceptable solution of your own.

        I would ask what your solution would be, but I can already guess it involves either throwing them in jail or driving them to the outskirts of town. Neither of which anyone with half a brain would actually think will solve our current epidemic.

    • Pretty sure the kids in Cal Anderson have seen this before, either in real life (if they hang out on the hill at all) or if they have access to the internet.

      Take a chill pill, old man and quit blaming people who didn’t get the all the privileges you have.

  2. Maybe taking a chill pill is what got that unfortunate person in trouble in the first place. And why is it ok to denigrate a person for their age, “old man”, but all other negative references to race, gender, etc., are off limits?

    • It’s an expression I use for naive people like you who think things will actually ever get better on Capitol Hill (or Seattle in general) regarding the homeless/drug abuse problem. It’s been a problem for awhile now and our city government and the people living here have no clue or consensus how to solve it. And if you’re a parent and allow your kids to hang out at Cal Anderson, well, you’d kind had to see this coming.

      And as one old man (62 this July) to another, I think you should relax with the outrage. It’s an expression that makes light fun of an person’s tendency to act like a cranky old fart. If you had friends, you might’ve heard it once or twice in your life.