- E Madison ATM robbery update: Detectives have released security imagery showing the suspect they say robbed a man at the Bank of America ATM near 14th and Madison early on the morning of March 1st. According to police, the robbery took place just before 6 AM as the victim was headed to work nearby. A search of the area that included a K-9 dog unit did not locate the suspect. The suspect is described by police as a white male, 5’6″ tall, medium build, with a mustache and possible goatee. Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect to contact the SPD Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5542.
- Gun threat: Police at Garfield High for Wednesday’s student walkout rushed to 23rd Ave following the event to a report that someone in a car had brandished a gun at kids before driving away from the area near E Yesler. According to East Precinct radio dispatches, police were called to the area following the walkout just before 11 AM. A student at the school told police that a passenger in a passing car had pointed the handgun at a group. A search for the vehicle followed but we do not have any information about its description or any arrests.
- E Olive Way ‘wombat’ assault: An assault on an E Olive Way bartender got the offending patron banned from the premises and provided responding officers with a quandary: is the term “wombat” a slur? According to the SPD report on the March 12th incident outside an unnamed E Olive Way drinking establishment, police were called around 1 AM that Monday morning to a report of an assault involving an unruly patron:When officers told the patron she was now banned from the bar by management, she didn’t seem very upset:
The officer writing the report notes uncertainty about the term that reportedly angered the customer:
According to the report, the incident has been referred to the City Attorney’s office for follow-up.