Here’s a look at some recent crime incidents in the neighborhood in recent weeks. Most information is from Seattle Police Department reports.
ATM robbery: A man reported he was the victim of an armed robbery around 3:30 Tuesday morning near at an ATM near the Seattle U campus. According to a security bulletin released on the incident, police were called to 14th and Spring about 90 minutes after the reported robbery. There were no details on what type of weapon was used in the crime. The victim described the suspect as a black male in his 40s, 6′, slim build and wearing a white hoodie with a dark jacket at the time of the mugging.
Road rage with a gun: What started as an apparent road rage incident over a parking space near 14th and Spring almost got much worse around 11:30 p.m. December 1. An angry man pulled a gun when a passer-by got involved in the argument before speeding away.
Laptop grabbed at 23rd and Judkins:11:30 a.m. December 3. Details from the Police report:
Pellet gun drive-by: After many car windows were shot out on 24th Ave S December 4 by some people with a BB gun, a man was shot by, likely, the same people. He told police he was walking at 24th and Lane when he heard the pellet hit him in the arm. He described the vehicle as a red/maroon four-door car. He declined medical attention (his leather jacket took a lot of the force).
On Thursday afternoon, around 3:30pm, a man described by my neighbors as a 6′-1″, 290 lbs African American wearing all white emerged from my front porch carrying a box, walked down the street a bit, then went back and took my three year old son’s little red wagon, put the box in it, and continued north down 24th Avenue. They called the cops, there is a case number, but nothing was recovered. This morning I saw a couple boxes further down the street, torn open, from an address on 21st.
So, tis’ the season to guard packages on your porches. And if you see an abandoned old RadioFlyer metal wagon with a rusty bed, please let me know.