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Blotter | Tashkent Park drive-by, Pike/Pine street dancer gun threat

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  • Tuesday gunfire: There were no reported injuries and no damage was reported but police found evidence of a drive-by shooting incident near Tashkent Park early Tuesday morning. Several 911 callers reported hearing multiple gunshots near Boylston and Republican around 3 AM. An arriving officer found a witness who reported seeing an older model Honda leave the scene at a “high rate of speed” following the shot. According to East Precinct radio dispatches, police found three shell casings near the intersection. There were no immediate arrests.
  • 13/Olive murder investigation: Detectives are looking for witness information in the November 13th murder of Jacob Osborne-Bash at 13th and Olive. The incident is part of an ongoing string of gun violence across Capitol Hill and the East Precinct.
  • Pike/Pine street dancer gun threat: A fun moment in the middle of Pike/Pine turned ugly in an early morning November 13th incident when a man who said he was messing around, dancing in the street, and blocking traffic told police things suddenly got serious:
    screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-59-47-amscreen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-59-54-amThe victim suffered swelling to his face but refused medical attention. There were no immediate arrests.
  • Broadway urinator gun threat: Police arrested a man for narcotics possession, harassment and possession of a stolen firearm after an altercation over public urination escalated into threats in a Broadway parking lot early Saturday, November 26th:
    The victim told police he was urinating in a parking lot in the 1400 block of Broadway just before 2 AM when he saw a ponytailed man dressed in a denim jacket muttering to himself. The denim-clad suspect then reportedly racked the slide of a handgun several times before sticking it into his pants. When the victim saw the suspect walking toward a nearby business, the victim stopped him and told him not to go inside. The suspect then lifted up his shirt, showing off his gun to the victim. The victim moved away from the suspect and called 911. When officers arrived, the victim pointed out the suspect as he was walking through the parking lot. The suspect took off running, but officers pursued him through the lot until he dashed in between two parked cars. Police heard a metallic clatter on the ground just before the suspect emerged from between the two vehicles with his hands in the air. Police arrested the 25-year-old man and recovered a handgun from underneath a car. The gun had reportedly been stolen in Mill Creek. Officers also found 5.6 grams of suspected cocaine on the suspect and booked him into the King County Jail for narcotics possession, harassment and possession of a stolen firearm.
  • Pepper spray drug arrest: One person was arrested for investigation of drug charges after police were called early Saturday morning, November 12th, to a large disturbance involving pepper spray in the gas station parking lot at Broadway and Pike. Police arrived to the 3:30 AM callout to find a group of around 20 people including a handful complaining of burning eyes — including the suspect who allegedly discharged the spray. Police took one person into custody and found he was carrying drugs, according to the SPD report on the incident:screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-17-15-amAfter treatment from Seattle Fire, the suspect was booked for investigation of illegal drug possession. The same parking lot was also the scene for a 3 AM November 19th incident with a fight involving reportedly around a dozen teenagers in which one person told police their wallet and phone was stolen. The fight began after one person called another a “bitch,” according to the report on the incident.
  • Cougar assault: A douchebag who punched a bouncer in the nose dropped his wallet during his getaway in a midnight, November 20th incident reported at a 900 block 12th Ave bar:screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-28-55-amPolice say the suspect dropped his wallet as he fled. Inside, officers found an identification card and that WSU Police were happy to provide the suspect’s contact information.
  • E Pike assault: Police were called to a closing time assault and robbery outside a 1000 block E Pike bar early on November 19th after a victim reported he got into a group of males who were harassing his girlfriend:
    screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-42-00-amPolice were unable to locate the suspects. The female victim was treated for scrapes by Seattle Fire at the scene. Police believe the suspects may have also been involved in this pistol whip robbery later that morning.
  • Umbrella assault: Police were called to a store in the 1000 block of E Pike around 9 PM on November 15th to a report that a troublemaker was inside attempting to strike one of the workers with an umbrella:
    screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-25-32-amPolice did not make an arrest but were told the umbrella swinger was familiar in the neighborhood:screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-25-56-am
  • Bias robbery reported: Police investigated a reported bias incident after a female victim said she was robbed inside Cal Anderson Park:
    screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-39-07-amThe victim told police the female suspects returned with a male suspect, stole her bag and multiple electronics. Police did not report finding any suspects and made no arrests.
  • Failed First Hill bank robbery: A First Hill bank robber failed in his mission after attempting to hold up the Bank of America in the 1200 block of Madison with a note around 9:30 AM on November 10th:screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-50-38-amPolice say the suspect became frustrated when the bank employee said he did not understand, grabbed the note, and fled. There were no immediate arrests.
  • Graffiti assault: A man who came across two taggers defacing a freeway sign near Denny and Melrose the night of November 10th told police the graffiti artists attacked him by throwing a small spike “bead” from a jacket and ink:screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-56-30-amPolice were unable to immediately investigate the report.
  • Central District burglary arrests: Police arrested two after a neighbor in the 1800 block of 30th Ave called 911 and “reported two suspicious teens creeping through the yard of a nearby home.” The 15-year-old alleged thieves were caught with “bags full of computers, car keys and other electronics,” police say.
  • Tis the season for package theft: Here is a reminder from a reported burglary at an apartment building in the 1400 block of E Pine that it is, indeed, package theft season on Capitol Hill:screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-35-11-am
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3 thoughts on “Blotter | Tashkent Park drive-by, Pike/Pine street dancer gun threat

  1. I wish news reports would stop referring to taggers as “graffiti artists.” They are vandals, pure and simple. Someone has to clean up after them, as if they care.