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Blotter | Summit purse snatch, man says jaw broken at Cal Anderson, mayor at East Precinct meeting

  • A woman told police she was the victim of a purse snatching while walking near the 1700 block of Summit Ave early last Sunday morning. According to the victim, she was walking just before 6a near E Olive when a man came up behind her and grabbed her purse strap. A struggle ensued in which the woman fought to keep her purse but she was unable to hold on and the man fled on foot with the bag. There was no suspect description provided in the report. The woman declined medical attention.
  • A man showed up at the Swedish First Hill emergency room last Saturday night with a mysterious broken jaw and a story about a group of men at Cal Anderson Park who he says beat him up. The man told police he was walking home with groceries near the park when one of the men said, “Hey man you look like you used cause trouble back in your day,” and then punched him in the face. The man told police he went home to drop off his groceries and then headed for the hospital. The man could not explain why he did not immediately contact police. The officer who wrote the report noted that even though the man’s “account of events seemed suspicious his injuries were real.”
  • Mayor Mike McGinn will appear at Thursday night’s debut of the East Precinct Advisory Council’s monthly meetings. Expect to hear about the safety emphasis in Cal Anderson Park — though another Central District homicide might also be worthy of more discussion:

Recently, the Board of Directors for EPCPC voted unanimously to become The East Precinct Advisory Council (EastPAC). We have spent the better part of the summer focusing on new ways to serve our community in increasing public safety and our quality of life and believe our new structure and mission allows us to better represent the East Precinct Community. 

EastPAC formally launches with our inaugural meeting with Mayor Mike McGinn as our featured speaker. Seattle University has graciously provided the use of Pigott Auditorium, on campus, at 1016 E. Marion St. Free parking will be available in campus parking lots. 

EastPAC’s meetings will continue monthly on the fourth Thursday at a new location: Seattle University’s Chardin Hall, Room 142, at 1020 East Jefferson. This is a great central meeting place in the East Precinct, easily accessible by bus and with plenty of free parking for attendees.

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