Monday morning around 12:00 AM some residents of the Broadmoor neighborhood were awakened by the sound of an automobile striking two parked cars. It was reported that the individual operating the automobile was driving in excess of 50 miles per hour, the speed limit in the neighborhood is 20 mph. Upon colliding with the first parked car the automobile went airborne, striking another parked vehicle on the opposite side of the street before coming to a stop, upside down.
According to police officers responding to the accident, the suspect appeared to be intoxicated and under the influence of narcotics. The suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center, he suffered no serious injuries.
Broadmoor is a gated community, with security guards stationed at both points of entry. The suspect is a non resident of the community, and how he came to find himself racing around the streets of Broadmoor is under investigation. Residents believe the individual was visiting a neighborhood home owner, which conflicts with the suspects story, whom some believe concocted a story to protect the resident.
A Seattle Police Officer was assaulted in Broadmoor on Friday night by a trespasser who refused to stop for the security guards at the front gate. Shortly before 10:30 a man in his mid-20’s enter Broadmoor by foot. When he would not stop for the front gate guards, the Seattle Police were contacted while a guard followed the man so not to lose track of him. When the police officer found them, she approached the trespasser. The trespasser responded by taking a swing at the police officer. She was able to block the blow, but in the ensuing struggle the man tried to grab the officer’s gun and it took both the Broadmoor guard and the police officer to get the trespasser’s hands from the gun. Other police officers were soon on the scene and took the man into custody. The police officer sustain only minor injuries during the struggle.
It was determined that the man was mentally ill and was not taking his medication.
Well, a crime wave might be a little much for a Seattle neighborhood that has little to no crime. One, two, or in this case three crimes makes a crime wave in Broadmoor – which is not surprising for a gated community with security guards. But after months of having zero crime in Broadmoor, basically since the end of 2010, the month of May has had three crimes reported to the Seattle Police. Following are the crimes in Broadmoor according to the Seattle Police website:
On May 14th 4:30 PM – an auto related theft was reported to the Seattle Police on the 23XX block of Broadmoor Dr. East – Not much detail available.
On May 10th 9:05 AM – a burglary was reported on the 17XX block of Parkside Dr. East – Not much detail available.
On May 11 1:18 PM – a burglary was reported on the 14xx block of Shenandoah Dr. East. The Seattle Police report had quite a bit of detail. A security officer at the front gate noticed two males in their late teens walking out of Broadmoor. Neither male was a resident of the neighborhood and they carried a laptop and an X-Box. The security guard tried to stop them on Madison when they both dropped what they were carrying and ran in separate directions. The security officer was able to identify the computer as belonging to a resident and checked the home finding the basement door ajar. No other suspects were found at the Broadmoor home.
Security footage was yet to be checked at the time of the police report and the Broadmoor resident was to check the home for any other missing items and possible places for fingerprints. The dropped items were not thought to be a good source of fingerprints because of the texture of the items.
According the Seattle Police Department’s website there has been no police reports of crime in Broadmoor for the last 30 days. Not surprising since Broadmoor is a gated community, but its always good to see confirmation that Broadmoor is as safe as one would think.