Downtown Disorder

Police came downtown in numbers twice tonight, which I’m sure got the attention of the neighbors.
First was about 8:30, for an attempted unarmed robbery at Middle and Palmer streets. I’m not sure what went down between the bad guy and his intended victim, but the suspect was described as a white male, tall, skinny, wearing jeans and a black sweatshirt. He had some scruff on his face, and dark hair.
Police stopped a possible suspect on Market Street, but he checked out and soon walked away.
It sounded like everyone was unharmed, though. The victim later rejoined his friends at the Smokehouse to eat.
About 10:50, the downtown portable unit (that’s a patrolman who’s on foot, or a bike) started chasing someone, though I never did pickup on why. A white Chevrolet Monte Carlo took off on him and then the driver bailed out and ran toward Dutton Street but disappeared.
Tons of backup came to join the search, but the guy never turned up.
Police did find the car’s owner, but since the guy who ran was described as white, in his early 20’s, wearing a dark-colored shirt and a hat, the young lady who owns the car was definitely not a suspect.
Police did arrest someone with five warrants inside 256 Market St., during the search, but told me he wasn’t the guy who ran. Wrong place, wrong time, I guess.
Nothing huge, but in a neighborhood where everything is close together and neighbors really keep their eyes on things, I’m sure folks noticed all the blue lights.

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