This last month was a bit scarier than normal – with the attempted child kidnappings happening all over the city, and one in particular right here on Queen Anne. Read on for the Queen Anne crime summaries from mid-May through now.
- Vehicle Ramming and Shooting in Uptown: Just after midnight on May 25th, police responded to an emergency call about a shooting at the McDonald’s on 5th Avenue and Broad Street. According to their report, an SUV was backed into a parking spot in the lot, when a silver Chevy sedan pulled up in front and an individual from the SUV got out and then entered the sedan. The sedan began to pull away when the SUV rammed the car onto the sidewalk outside McDonald’s and appeared to leave. The sedan then began to leave when the SUV returned and rammed the smaller car again. Occupants from the sedan left the car when the SUV began backing up in an apparent attempt to run them over, at which point one of the sedan’s prior occupants began shooting at the SUV. More shots were fired before the SUV departed. SPD found the occupants of the sedan (including the alleged shooter and gun) a few blocks away, and saw a silver pistol inside the sedan. The driver of the SUV later reported that they had been robbed and shot at (they called 9-1-1 from West Seattle). A female passenger from the sedan was transported to Harborview for non-life threatening injuries sustained from the vehicle ramming, and several people were taken into custody. This remains an open investigation.
- Man Attempts Tree-Demolition: Early in the morning of June 1st, SPD arrested a 30-year-old man who was snapping branches off of a Norway Maple tree on the south side of Denny Way near Denny Park. He was taken into custody for property destruction, which is estimated at $200 in damage.
- Possible Attempted Kidnapping at Coe Elementary: We reported on this only a day or so after the incident, but the summary follows – A woman briefly left her 4-year-old son in her locked, parked vehicle while she walked her daughter to school at Coe Elementary on June 3rd at about 9 a.m. As she returned to her car, she noticed a Hispanic male briskly walking away from her car. Once she got inside, her son informed her that the man had tried all the doors as if trying to gain entrance to the car. The woman watched the man get into a bright red Pontiac Grand Am before driving away. She attempted to follow but lost him, and called police shortly thereafter. The suspect was not located, but is described as being a Hispanic man, aged between 25 and 32, about 5’9” or 5’10” tall, very thin, with a shaved head and light complexion. He was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans at the time of the incident.
- Battery Street Tunnel Rollover Accident: At about 2:40 a.m. on June 13th, a single vehicle was reported as being rolled over in the northbound Battery Street Tunnel. According to the report, there were no injuries and the driver of the vehicle declined medical attention. The tunnel was closed for at least 30 minutes while the damage was cleared.
Stay safe, Queen Anne businesses and residents!
Featured photo from spdblotter.seattle.gov.