Monthly Archives: May 2012

Eastlake police reports include a strong-armed robbery, more

Eastlake police reports for the last two weeks include a strong-arm robbery, a car theft and more:

  • May 15: Car prowl, 2200 block of Yale Ave. E., 11 p.m.
  • May 16: Liquor violation, Eastlake E. and E. Louisa, 2:06 p.m.
  • May 16: Mischief, nuisance complaints, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 7:27 p.m.
  • May 17: Car prowl, 2900 block of Franklin Ave. E., 2:09 a.m.
  • May 17: Auto theft, 2900 block of Franklin Ave. E., 4:21 a.m.
  • May 17: Mischief, nuisance complaints, 2500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 11:22 a.m.
  • May 17: Burglary, residential, no forced entry, 2200 block of Fairview Ave. E., 3 p.m.
  • May 17: Accident investigation, Eastlake E. and Fuhrman E., 7:24 p.m.
  • May 18: Liquor violation, E. Garfield and Franklin E., 8 p.m.
  • May 18: Casualty, drug related, 3000 block of Harvard Ave. E., 9:35 p.m.
  • May 18: Casualty, drug related, 2900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 10:13 p.m.
  • May 20: Noise disturbance, 3100 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 12:04 a.m.
  • May 20: Disturbance, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 2:07 a.m.
  • May 20: Burglary, commercial, 200 block of E. Garfield, 9:49 a.m.
  • May 20: Mischief, nuisance complaints, Eastlake E. and E. Lynn, 10:40 a.m.
  • May 21: Burglary, commercial, 1500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 11:39 a.m.
  • May 21: Disturbance, 1900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 5:23 p.m.
  • May 22: Lewd conduct, 2500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 9:24 a.m.
  • May 22: Strong-arm robbery, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 4:21 p.m. – The victim said that a mixed-race male in his late 20s or early 30s knocked on the door to his motel room. As the victim opened the door, the man pushed in to his room and someone knocked the victim to the ground. The victim said that a tall, skinny white man was with the first man along with two other individuals that he didn’t see. The men took the victim’s laptop, printer, cellphone and Chase debit card. The victim chased the men as they left and saw them drive off in a light blue car. The victim didn’t recognize the suspects or their vehicle and he declined to give a statement.
  • May 22: Accident investigation, 3200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 7:09 p.m.
  • May 24: Accident investigation, 2000 block of Fairview Ave. E., 3:37 p.m.
  • May 25: Car prowl, Eastlake E. and E. Roanoke, 5:30 p.m.
  • May 26: Noise disturbance, Eastlake E. and E. Boston, 12:37 a.m.
  • May 27: Assault, non-aggravated, Fairview E. and E. Blaine, 2:01 a.m.
  • May 28: Casualty, man down, 1500 block of Fairview E., 12:32 p.m.
  • May 29: Fraud, 1800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 11:54 a.m.

See the map at 911Seattle.com.

Several events to impact Eastlake traffic this weekend

It’s going to be a busy weekend with several events scheduled that will impact traffic in Eastlake and the University District:

University District Street Fair: The Ave will be closed for the 42nd time for the annual street fair that is expected to attract 25,000 people. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Street closures will be from 2:30 a.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Monday. Closed streets are: University Way from NE 50th to Campus Parkway, and NE 47th, NE 43rd, NE 42nd and NE 41st streets between 15th NE and Brooklyn NE. More information is available at the Street Fair’s website at udistrictstreetfair.org.

Seattle’s Best 15K: This foot race starts at Gas Works at 7 a.m. on Saturday and goes counter-clockwise around Lake Union. In Eastlake, runners will follow Fairview Ave. N and Fairview Ave. E., then go up Edgar to Yale Terrace, then up Hamlin and then back on to Eastlake. You can find a map here. More information can be found at the race’s website at www.seattle15k.com.

Nordstrom Beat the Bridge 8K Run & Walk: They’re anticipating 11,500 runners at this event on Sunday. The goal is to get from Montlake Boulevard and NE Pacific St. to the University Bridge before it goes up about 8:50 a.m. When it goes up, it stays that way for about five minutes, so expect traffic delays. The event benefits diabetes research. More information can be found on the event’s website.

It’s Bike to Work Day in Eastlake

Today (Friday, May 18) is Bike to Work Day and Eastlake Ave. is one of the major routes into downtown Seattle.

The event is sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club as a way to encourage people to get out of their cars and to invest in bicycling as a mode of transportation. 


There are commute stations all over the city where you can get souvenirs, enter drawings, get some juice and snacks and get a bike mechanic to look over your ride. REI is sponsoring the commute station in Eastlake at the south end of the University Bridge. They’ll be there until 9 p.m. so hurry if you want to stop by.

Check the Bike to Work website for more info, including details on the After Party in Ballard this afternoon.

Police reports for Eastlake include five burglaries, one car theft

Among the Eastlake incidents reported to police in the last two weeks were five burglaries and one car theft:

  • May 2: Casualty (person down), Eastlake E. and E. Lynn, 10:01 a.m.
  • May 2: Mischief, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 10:30 a.m.
  • May 2: Trespass, 1500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 2:23 p.m.
  • May 3: Disturbance, 2900 block of Fairview Ave. E., 12:02 a.m.
  • May 3: Burglary, residential, occupied, 2800 block of Harvard Ave. E., 4:13 a.m.
  • May 3: Mischief, 1800 block of Fairview Ave. E., 8:06 a.m.
  • May 3: Car prowl, 3200 block of Fairview Ave. E., 9:58 a.m.
  • May 4: Mischief, 1800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 9:31 a.m.
  • May 4: Burglary, unoccupied structure on residential property, 1500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 4:39 p.m.
  • May 5: Noise disturbance, 2000 block of Franklin Ave. E., 12:09 a.m.
  • May 5: Noise disturbance, 2000 block of Boylston Ave. E., 12:20 a.m.
  • May 5: Vehicle theft, Eastlake E. and E. Lynn, 12:34 a.m.
  • May 5: Burglary, unoccupied structure on residential property, 2900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 12:57 a.m.
  • May 5: Burglary, commercial, 2800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 5:13 p.m.
  • May 6: Accident investigation, Eastlake E. and E. Newton, 11:54 a.m.
  • May 8: Burglary, not forced, residential, 2000 block of Minor Ave. E., 5:10 p.m. – A resident of a condo thought he heard his wife enter the downstairs door of the unit. When he went to check, he found that the wife was not there, the door was closed and his car keys were missing from a post by the door. He looked for a suspect outside but found no one. Returning to the condo, he found a second set of house keys were missing. The missing keys included car keys and keys to the condo building. A responding police officer checked for prints but found none. A vehicle was spotted that residents said was not regularly seen in the area.
  • May 11: Casualty (person down), 2300 block of Yale Ave. E., 12:15 p.m.
  • May 11: Accident investigation, E. Roanoke and Franklin Ave. E., 9:05 p.m.
  • May 12: Noise disturbance, 2500 block of Yale Ave. E., 11:37 p.m.
  • May 12: Property found, 2500 block of Fairview Ave. E., 11:39 p.m.
  • May 14: Dumpster fire, 1900 block of Franklin Ave. E., 2:04 a.m.

See the map at 911seattle.com.

SR 99 tunnel construction brings big changes to Seattle’s downtown waterfront

It’s not yet time for the downtown waterfront’s big makeover, but it is make-room time for the State Route 99 Tunnel project. Crews clearing space for tunnel construction are preparing to reroute six blocks of waterfront traffic from Alaskan Way to a newly improved road beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

The traffic switch – which will happen Wednesday evening, May 9 and last through at least early 2014 – will change ferry access as well as parking and traffic patterns along the waterfront south of Spring Street. A detailed map of the changes, along with a drive-through simulation that shows new routes to the ferry terminal, is available on the program website.

Moving traffic off Alaskan Way allows crews to expand the tunnel work zone north to Yesler Way. The space will be used to prepare the ground beneath Alaskan Way, where the project’s tunnel boring machine will begin its journey in 2013. 

The Washington State Department of Transportation and the Seattle Department of Transportation are rerouting existing roads along the waterfront and in Pioneer Square, and implementing strategies to keep traffic moving while maintaining access to businesses in those neighborhoods, including:

  • Allowing drivers to use Yesler Way to exit the ferry terminal
  • Increasing the width of Alaskan Way between Yesler Way and Spring Street to accommodate ferry holding lanes
  • Adding more than 60 temporary on-street parking spaces on Alaskan Way between Spring and Pike streets
  • For more information on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement program, visit www.alaskanwayviaduct.org.

    Mother’s Day Deal: State, City partner with businesses to offer free parking on Seattle’s Waterfront

    The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the city of Seattle are teaming up with several waterfront businesses, restaurants and parking operators to offer up to four hours of free parking between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Mother’s Day, May 13.

     For more information about the Mother’s Day parking promotion, visit www.downtownseattle.com/ThingsToDo/parkingpromo.  

    Eastlake police reports include four car thefts

    Police reports in Eastlake in the past week and a half include four car thefts and several disturbances:

    • April 24: Auto theft, Eastlake E. and Newton E., 6:30 a.m.
    • April 24: Property damage, non-residential, Harvard E. and E. Allison, 5:45 p.m.
    • April 25: Auto theft, 2300 block of Franklin Ave. E., midnight
    • April 25: Fire, 3100 block of Fairview Ave. E., 4:52 a.m.
    • April 26: Fraud, 3200 block of Portage Bay Pl. E., 9:39 p.m.
    • April 27: Mischief, nuisance complaints, 1800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 9:19 a.m.
    • April 28: Property destruction, Eastlake Ave. E. and E. Lynn St., 10:39 a.m.
    • April 28: Noise disturbance, 2300 block of Yale Ave. E., 9:58 p.m.
    • April 29: Auto theft, 2200 block of Minor Ave. E., 4 p.m.
    • April 30: Disturbance, 2700 block of Fairview Ave. E., 4:24 p.m.
    • May 1: Noise disturbance, Eastlake E. and E. Roanoke, 5:27 a.m.
    • May 1: Mischief, nuisance complaints, 3200 block of Fairview Ave. E., 4:26 p.m.
    • May 2: Burglary, residential, occupied, 2300 block of Minor Ave. E., 4:44 a.m.
    • May 2: Lewd conduct, 3100 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 9:59 a.m.
    • May 2: Auto theft, 2500 block of Minor Ave. E., 5 p.m.

    See the map at 911Seattle.com.