No saving spots

Police responded at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, to the 1400 block of East Pine Street after a woman called 911 and said somebody had just assaulted her with a car. 

She said she was standing in a parking spot on the street when the suspect driver approached. She told the driver she was holding the spot for her friend. The driver waited about 30 seconds and then said, “You can’t hold that spot.” The driver then slowly moved forward into the spot, pushing the victim out of the way with the car. 

The suspect vehicle was still parked in the spot when police arrived, and they ran the plates to find out who the owner was. The victim said she wasn’t injured. 

Random stabbing

Employees at Sound Mental Health in 1600 block of East Olive Street called 911 at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, to report a stabbing victim had just walked into the clinic. 

The victim said he’d been walking in the 1600 block of 11th Avenue East when a stranger approached him and asked where he is from. A physical altercation ensued after the victim replied, “It’s none of your business.”

The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the left forearm. The suspect ran off and the victim walked to the clinic for help. 

Seattle Fire medics responded and treated the victim. He was eventually taken to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment. 

Open garage

A man living on East Boston Street called 911 at 12:17 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, to report a burglary to his garage that occurred overnight. 

He said his wife accidentally left their garage door open overnight. In the morning they found the garage was still open and two bikes were stolen. The bikes had been hanging on the wall of the garage. The bikes were a men’s Cannondale mountain bike valued at about $2,100 and a women’s Novara mountain bike valued at about $800. 

The victim had a security camera above the garage. The video showed a suspect entering the garage and leaving with the Cannondale at 4:03 a.m. A few minutes later, he returns on the bike with a second suspect, who enters the garage and leaves with the Novara. The suspects rode off westbound on East Boston. 

Failed burglary

Police responded at 3:43 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, to an attempted burglary at an apartment in the 1600 block of East Broadway. 

The victim said he was in his room when he heard somebody trying to open his window, which was slightly ajar. He went to the window and yelled at the suspect, who immediately left the area. 

Responding police officers a suspect matching the description given by the victim. They stopped the suspect, however, the victim said he wouldn’t be able to identify the suspect because he didn’t get a very good look at him. The suspect admitted to being in the area, but said he hadn’t tried to commit a burglary. 

Stolen computer

Police responded at 11:43 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, to a burglary at a business in the 1900 block of East Aloha Street. 

The business manager said he arrived to work at 7:45 a.m. and found the glass of the front door broken, with a hole big enough to allow access to the door’s lock and handle. A white iMac was missing from a desk, but nothing else was taken. 

Burglarized storage unit

A woman living in the 700 block of Boylston Avenue East called 911 at 1:03 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, to report her storage unit in her apartment building had been burglarized. 

The victim said she believed the burglary took place between 7 p.m. Oct. 9 and that afternoon. She said she found it with the door handle broken and the items inside rummaged through. 

Drawers and items were moved around but nothing was taken. The burglar entered either through the building’s front door or the garage. 

Victimized honeymooners

Police responded at 8:57 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, to a reported burglary at a house in the 1400 block of East Alder Street. 

The victim told police he and his wife are from the United Kingdom and in Seattle for a few days as part of their honeymoon. They were renting the house and had contacted the hostess to request a different mattress. 

The victims left the house at 9 a.m. and returned at 10 p.m. to find the new mattress had been delivered. They also found some of the items in the bedroom had been moved around. The male victim looked in his duffle bag next to the bed and found items were missing. Items missing included a Kindle, Bose headphones and a Leatherman pocketknife. 

The victims contacted the hostess who responded to the house and spoke with police. She said she’d hired someone to deliver the new mattress to the residence. She gave police the name and contact information for the delivery person.