Even with the musical ruckus that is Bumbershoot in the mix, the last month was fairly quiet on the Queen Anne crime front. While this is far from a comprehensive report, this post lists a couple of instances of crime in our neighborhood that occurred between mid-August and today. Keep reading for details on the criminal activity reported by the West Precinct blotter.
- Restaurant Burglary Bungled: After a silent alarm went off at a restaurant in the 100 block of 1st Avenue North at about 1 a.m. on August 21st, police responded on the scene and took the burglary suspect into custody. The silent alarm told the 9-1-1 dispatchers that surveillance cameras had captured footage of someone inside. SPD arrived and set up a perimeter complete with a K-9 dog before the suspect came out of a door from the restaurant. The 25-year-old began running, but he was apprehended, taken into custody, and later booked for investigation of burglary. This incident remains under investigation.
- SPD ‘Catch’ Fleeing House Burglar – Literally: Dispatchers received complaints of two suspicious people in the alley on the 100 block of West McGraw Street on September 10th just after 1 p.m. Minutes later, SPD got a call that a woman had broken the window of a residence in that vicinity. Shortly thereafter, the owner of the home returned to find his front door open. When the suspect inside saw him, she jumped out of an upstairs window into the SPD officer waiting below. The female suspect was promptly arrested and eventually booked into King County Jail for Burglary. SPD performed a search of the area inside and around the house, but were unable to find the other suspicious person mentioned in the 9-1-1 calls.
Stay safe, Queen Anne residents and businesses!
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