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- E Olive Way stabbing: Seattle Police responded to a reported stabbing outside the E Olive Way Uncle Ike’s Tuesday around noon but didn’t turn up a suspect — or the victim. According to East Precinct radio updates, a man was stabbed in an altercation in the 1400 block of E Olive Way just after noon but had left the scene before Seattle Fire could be called. Police searched for the victim and the suspect but came up empty. There were no details about what led to the assault. UPDATE: Here’s the SPD brief on the incident:
On 05-18-2021 at 1200 hours, two subjects were on the 1400 block of Olive Way when they got into an argument over money. They began shoving each other, prompting one of them to pull out a knife and stab the other. The subjects then left the area prior to officers’ arrival. Officers found some blood-stained clothes that were discarded at the scene. The area was checked, but we were unable to locate either subject.
- Bellevue Ave E fire: A 1906-built house long lined up for demolition and redevelopment and the subject of recent complaints about break-ins and squatters was charred in an early morning fire Saturday. Seattle Fire was called to the 100 block Bellevue Ave E address to reports of a fire in the vacant house. The fire was quickly extinguished and there were no reported injuries. Investigators were unable to determine an official cause for the blaze. In February, CHS reported on plans for redevelopment on the block set to finally remove the old homes. The city investigated a May 10th complaint about squatters in the house but an inspector found no violations, according to city records.Last week, CHS reported on recent fires started in another Bellevue Ave building lined up for development.
- Shrimp heist: SPD has investigated an average of around two reported shoplifting incidents a day across the East Precinct through the pandemic but the numbers have climbed with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and reopening of many stores. Most don’t involve the major haul a thief pulled off Monday just before 3 PM at the Broadway Whole Foods. According to East Precinct radio reports, the suspect was last seen fleeing on E Madison with “$200 to $300” worth of frozen shrimp. There were no reported arrests.
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