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Blotter | Broadway robbery arrest charge, I-5 fall, Summit Slope explosions

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  • Robbery arrest weapons charge: A 20-year-old man faces a weapons charge after he was arrested in an August 23rd armed robbery on Capitol Hill. King County prosecutors charged Scotrick Narayan with second degree unlawful possession of a firearm after he and another suspect allegedly tried to rob a man at gunpoint at a Broadway bus stop. In 2015, Narayan was convicted of attempted unlawful possession of a firearm. He is being held on $75,000 bail at the King County jail. A 22-year-old man also arrested in the incident was released from King County jail on August 24th. According to police, Nayaran was also carrying a backpack containing 8 grams cocaine, 7 grams heroin, 8 grams of heroin and a variety of pills, marijuana and a small scale.
  • I-5 fall: The victim in a Saturday, August 27th fall onto the I-5 offramp below Pike at the Convention Center fortunately suffered injuries described only as “moderate” by Seattle Fire. According to SFD, the woman fell about 15 feet in an area known to be used by homeless people to camp. Similar falls in past incidents have resulted in serious injuries and sometimes death. The victim was transported to Harborview for treatment after the 8:20 AM incident.
  • 15th/Pine crash: Police were searching for a couple seen fleeing an early Sunday morning, August 28th, crash into a building near 15th and Pine. According to police radio reports, a male and the female driver were seen running from the vehicle after it smashed into a building at the intersection but did no structural damage. The two were reportedly involved in some sort of disturbance moments before the crash at the nearby 7-11. There were no arrests and no reported injuries.
  • Summit Slope explosions: Multiple 911 callers reported “gunshots” and “flashes of light” just after 4 AM on the 17th of August around Bellevue Ave E. One man was so startled by the blasts he waved down police on Broadway and told officers he believed he was being shot at. According to SPD radio reports, one 911 caller reported seeing fireworks. Police responded to the park at Bellevue and Thomas to investigate.
  • 18th Ave E burglary: The housesitter for an 18th Ave E residence called police to report around $1,000 in cash and $5,000 in jewelry were taken in an August 25th overnight burglary. According to the report on the incident, the housesitter found a back gate had been opened but no signs of forced entry. Police are investigating.
  • Union Market beer theft: Police were looking for the young suspect in a Monday August 22nd beer ripoff at the Central District’s Union Market:
    Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 10.37.45 AMNo arrests were made.
  • Pike/Pine assault: The victim in an August 20th assault inside an 11th Ave bar said he was seriously injured by some of the neighborhood’s auto row-era infrastructure and needed to document the incident for his lawyer:Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 10.31.57 AM
  • East Precinct shots fired: SPD’s latest SeaStat analytics report shows East Precinct has the dubious distinction of continuing to lead the city in shots fired incidents. Meanwhile, a map in this month’s report also shows how overdose incidents SPD is deployed to are clustered around the base of Capitol Hill and downtown. Overall, crimes like robberies and burglaries are down across the city while carprowls have spiked hugely so far in 2016:
  • Peaches update: CHS — and police — continue to get occasional calls about free-range cockatoo Peaches McFly spottings. We suggest you let Peaches cruise without interruption and not call police. But we understand your concern about the bird. Your call. Keep us posted.
  • DUI data: Reported DUI incidents with East Precinct police responding are up about 15% so far in 2016 vs. 2015 lead by a big 40%+ increase in the E sector covering central Pike/Pine and Broadway, according to City of Seattle data:
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Bob Knudson
Bob Knudson
4 years ago

People falling from a homeless camp at Pike/I5 seems to be a regular occurrence. Supposedly, the City has prioritized clearing camps that are obviously unsafe….why isn’t this happening at this location? Can’t it be securely fenced off?

4 years ago

I contacted the City and the State about the same issue at Pine and I-5 and they said they can’t even clean up litter now because of the stalemate on how to clean up homeless encampments. Good intentions by those questioning the cleanups are just allowing unsafe conditions to persist.