She said she’d been away from home from 9 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. When she came home she found the window above the sink in the kitchen was broken and slid open. There were some tins in the kitchen that had been opened and several cupboards in the living room had been rummaged through. 

Sleeping beauty

Police responded at 12:59 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, to a 911 call from the 700 block of East Pike Street reporting a suspect had threatened someone with a pipe. 

When he threatened to call 911, the suspect grabbed a metal pipe from her grocery cart and threatened to hit the victim. Police spoke with the suspect and told her to leave the area and not come back. 

The victim told officers he’d been sleeping in the doorway in front of a building when a man approached and threw a bottle of pink lemonade at him before hitting him in the head several times. 

Pepper sprayed

Police were called to 10th Avenue East and East Pike Street at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, where a woman was seen pepper spraying a man. 

The witnesses directed officers to the victim, who was uncooperative and didn’t want to tell police what happened. 

Man with a grenade?

Police responded at 1:29 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, to several 911 calls from the 1400 block of Minor Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood reporting a man walking down the street with a hand grenade. 

They knew his mother lived at a nursing home in Seattle, so officers went there. Staff told them that he’d just been there, and they would call 911 if he returned. A short while later the suspect returned and was arrested for harassment and possession of stolen property. He had items in his possession that were stolen during an earlier car prowl. 

A staffer with the SPD Public Affairs Unit tells CHT a grenade was not found during this incident. 

He said three packages were stolen from the building’s mailroom overnight. He said he had surveillance video of the suspect jumping a fence. He said he recognized the suspect as somebody who he’s seen hanging around the building before.