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911 | Central District robbery string, First Hill two-alarm fire, Pine/Boylston stabbing

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  • Central District robbery string: Police were searching for the SUV used as a getaway car in a series of robberies reported on the streets around 20th Ave and Yesler Monday morning. According to SPD, the first armed robbery was reported around 11:15 AM in the 200 block of 20th Ave S. “Four additional robberies were reported in succession along with one assault,” SPD reports. Police say victims described a dark blue SUV used in the ripoffs. “Officers responded to the multiple scenes and attempted to locate the suspects and vehicle” but the suspects were not located. SPD did locate three stolen vehicles in the area during the searches, according to the report.
  • First Hill fire: Investigators were unable to determine what caused a major fire in a boarded up First Hill apartment building last week. The Wednesday night blaze in the 1000 block of 9th ave brought a two-alarm response from Seattle Fire as it rescued a 26-year-old man from the top floor of the four-story building slated for demolition and frequented by squatters. The man was not seriously injured and was taken to the hospital for further evaluation, Seattle Fire reports.
  • Burglar busted after stolen car chase: An E Fir residential burglary and car theft ended with a police chase and arrest in the University District Friday. SPD says officers arrived around 4:00 PM to the reported 1700 block of East Fir burglary and “learned a woman’s vehicle had been stolen from the rental property.” “The stolen vehicle had tracking capabilities which allowed officers to track the vehicle near the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Olive Street,” SPD reports. “Police attempted to detain the driver, but he drove towards officers and struck a parked vehicle multiple times before fleeing from the location.” SPD says the 33-year-old suspect was tracked again to the U District where he “hit several parked vehicles before crossing into oncoming traffic where he then collided with a moving vehicle on the roadway.” “Officers contacted the uncooperative driver and when he exited the car, police took him into custody,” SPD reports.
  • Pine stabbing: A 21-year-old suffered minor injuries in a Pine at Boylston stabbing reported last Thursday night. According to Seattle Fire, the woman was treated for minor injuries and taken to the hospital in the assault. Seattle Police were called to the area around 7:45 PM but no arrests were reported.
  • Broadway threats arrest: Police made a hate crime arrest last Wednesday after a man reportedly threatened to kill employees at a 1400 block Broadway business. “Upon arrival, the suspect was located and detained,” SPD reports on the just after 11 PM arrest. “Officers developed probable cause for a hate crime offense. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and subsequently booked into King County Jail.”
  • Capitol Hill Station bias investigation: Police responded to Capitol Hill Station after a reported assault onboard a light rail train. According to the SPD report, the victim believed she had been targeted due to her race. “While on the train leaving the Pioneer Square station, a group of suspects assaulted the victim and their friend,” the SPD report reads. Police searched for the suspects but no arrests were reported. There were no serious injuries reported in the incident.
  • First Hill slashing: A man suffered a laceration to his arm after being slashed with a razor by a known acquaintance in an assault reported on First Hill the morning of Friday, July 7th. SPD reports the incident took place just after 9 AM in the 1000 block of 8th Ave. The victim was taken to Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries and the suspect was not located.
  • Lakeside Ave shootings: There have been no arrests and little new information after a woman was found shot dead inside an 800-block Lakeside Ave S home earlier this month. SPD says it is investigating after being called to the shooting around 5 AM on Saturday, July 8th.” When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive female inside a residence and attempted life-saving measures,” SPD reports. “Despite their efforts, the 39-year-old victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.” In another bout of gun violence in the area, a man suffered multiple gunshot wounds in an overnight shooting after the city’s Independence Day festivities. SPD says it was alerted to shots fired in the 100 block of Lakeside Avenue just before 1 AM on the 5th of July. A short time later, a man in serious condition was dropped off at Harborview. Police are also investigating that incident.

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1 year ago

the four-story building slated for demolition and frequented by squatters”

gee, I wonder what could’ve caused the fire?