Belltown was a busy spot for the Seattle Police Department back in January through mid-February, as our last Belltown crime recap showed. But this month seems to have been a little calmer.
- A Cab, a Cyclist, and a Biker: Quite the mess greeted officers when they arrived at the scene of a vehicular accident on March 1st. According to their report, the bicyclist was riding north on Alaskan Way, followed from behind by a motorcyclist. When a cab ahead of the two stopped on the east side of Alaskan Way, the bicyclist went around the cab. Unfortunately, the motorcycle was not so lucky, lost control, hit the cab, and then hit the bicyclist before continuing into oncoming southbound traffic and hitting another vehicle. Medics transported the bicyclist and motorcyclist to Harborview for non-life-threatening injuries.
- Caught in the Crossfire: A woman was hit in the arm by a stray bullet on Saturday, March 2nd. The incident occurred just after midnight, when two men were seen arguing and running down Pike street. Shots were then heard, and the woman was hit in the arm from where she stood with friends near the corner of Pike and 2nd Avenue. The two men were taken into custody, and the woman was taken to Harborview. Her wound is not considered to be life threatening.
- A Pike/Pine Buy-Bust Sting Op: After a 14-year-old young man sold cocaine to a police informant at the Joe’s Mart near 2nd Avenue and Pike Street on March 6th, he was arrested and booked into the Youth Service Center. SPD also arrested a 21-year-old man – also for selling cocaine – later in the afternoon in the same area. The older man was wearing body armor, which officers submitted into evidence.
- Quick-Action Prevents Tragedy: On March 17th, police received a call about a man holding a handgun and standing outside a building on the 1900 block of 3rd Avenue, talking on the phone and threatening to shoot someone. SPD arrived quickly on the scene, and took up chase when the suspect began to run. The suspect was quickly apprehended, discovered to be a convicted felon, and was taken into custody. A record check done by SPD determined that the gun they recovered from the suspect – a .40 Smith & Wesson – was stolen in a carprowl in 2010.
Please feel free to shoot us an email if you know of criminal activity that we missed or needs to be mentioned on an upcoming recap. Of course, make sure the police have been notified first.
Stay safe, Belltown!
Featured photo from King5 News.