Wallyreader Jeff told us this morning that there was some police activity at the Wallingford Playfield, around 7:10 a.m. A man with a sleeping bag was in cuffs and there were two police cars and some sort of police van.
At this point, we’re speculating it may have something to do with a bank robbery in the U District yesterday. According to the the Wallingford Neighborhood Office’s e-news, a bank robbery had taken place at Key Bank on 45th in the U District. Police officers told Neighborhood Office Director Janet Stillman “they were looking for two guys living in cars in Wallingford. One is a very tall pale white guy and the other is a short guy with reddish brown hair in a ponytail.”
Officer Andrews of the North Precinct just confirmed for us by phone that the suspect who was arrested was taken to the robbery division. While he was unable to provide more info, he said, “You can draw your own conclusions from that.”
Anyone hear the ruckus this morning? Tell us what you saw or heard, and we’ll also update this post when we hear more.