Police Blotter Week of 3-12-12
Late night suspected burglar arrested
On March 5 around 11 p.m. a woman, her son and her sister were watching television in their 18th Ave S.W. home when they heard the kitchen door doorknob being turned loudly back and forth. The woman assumed her husband was home early from work, but when she looked to the window she saw a Hispanic male in his thirties wearing a black hat and black jacket. The unknown man beckoned with his finger for her to open the door. The woman quickly gathered her son and sister and they ran to the opposite side of the house before calling 911. When police arrived they found a suspect matching the victim’s description still standing very close to the house. He was positively identified by the victim and transported to the Southwest Precinct. Officers discovered the man had a felony Department of Corrections warrant (no additional details were given). A glass pipe used for smoking meth, a “hockey puck sized magnet,” box cutter and gloves were taken from the suspect and submitted as evidence.
Employee BBQ and irate driver don’t mix
On the afternoon of March 8 a group of employees were enjoying a BBQ in the alley behind their 7300 Delridge Way S.W. business when things turned strange. The employees had tables and a grill set up for their company picnic. A man drove his vehicle into the alley and once he was told the it was closed for the BBQ, he became irate and said the employees were blocking a fire lane. The police report noted the suspect was not a fireman and there was no emergency fire response. Instead of putting it in reverse, the man lurched forward and pinned an employee’s foot under a tire. The victim attempted to jump away and twisted his knee in the process, but later declined medical attention. The suspect left the scene but responding officers gathered his license plate number from witnesses, made a visit to his home and arrested him for reckless endangerment.
As if being burglarized isn’t enough
Late last month some unknown suspect(s) broke into a S.W. Holden St. apartment complex (2400 block) and, in addition to ransacking the TV and video game consoles, they helped themselves to a bag of potato chips from the pantry. The snacks were strewn about the floor of the apartment. A few days later a 31st Ave S.W. home was burglarized and unknown suspect(s) helped themselves to a bottle of whiskey, likely drinking some but dumping the rest on a victim’s bed spread.
Mystery theft at YMCA
On March 8 a man’s wallet and cell phone were stolen from a secured locker at the West Seattle YMCA. The locker was locked and not visibly tampered with, causing head scratches all around.
Burglaries by block: 7900 18th Ave SW, 7600 Highland Park Way SW, 9200 2nd Ave SW, 7100 32nd Ave SW, 2900 SW Avalon Way 4500 36th Ave SW, 7100 32nd Ave SW, 7900 18th Ave SW, 8100 18th Ave SW, 7600 Highland Park Way SW, 8400 18th Ave SW, 3500 SW 99th St, 8100 Occidental Ave S, 1000 S Sullivan St, 8200 Dallas Ave S
Car prowls by block: corner of 61st Ave SW/Alki Ave SW, 2700 California Ave SW, 3000 SW Avalon Way, 10600 32nd Ave SW
Vehicle thefts by block: 1500 45th Ave SW, corner of 30th Ave SW/SW Adams St, 4500 42nd Ave SW