Two reports to share:
Early this morning, we tweeted three times about scanner traffic involving what was first reported as a truck that had driven over the 44th/Andover traffic circle and “high-centered” atop it. It was gone when police arrived minutes later, but they searched the area extensively after reports it was headed north; before long, they found the truck, but reported that its driver had fled. We don’t know whether they ever found the driver, but Hayla e-mailed us today about the incident, including the photo above:
Last night at 12:20 am my husband and I were awoken by the sound of a car crash and shouting. We went to the window and heard what sounded like drunk young people shouting in the street. Since it had happened twice before, the MO is familiar. We checked on it and, sure enough, they ran over the traffic circle and warning reflector sign, dragging it down the street before throwing it in a neighbor’s yard.
Have you guys heard of any strategies for combating this sort of antisocial behavior? It would be nice if there was a hefty bollard or statue other deterrent, but that would probably be a liability problem. Eventually someone is going to get hurt or (more) property destroyed when these guys spin out into the sidewalk or parked cars.
Shilo reports a bizarre incident last night:
As I was driving south down 26th, about to meet Brandon, a Caucasian man with a head lamp and dark clothing with his hood up stopped walking right in front of my car, so I stopped and then he jumped on my hood with a blunt object like a wrench or some sort of tool. My initial reaction was to go into reverse and then speed past him, so I did that. It was a very nerve-wracking moment I called 911 and reported it but I feel that they did not take my report seriously enough.
The SPD “incident response” map shows the call logged as “suspicious circumstances.”