Police Blotter Week of 4-9-12
Make yourself at home
On April 1 a man living on S.W. Kenyon St. called police to report someone had broken into a trailer he parks in the driveway. Someone had pried away the hasp to gain entry. Once inside, the victim realized nothing was missing. Instead, someone had left several music CDs and some food items on the table. Someone had also taken a broom from his yard and used it to sweep up. The victim said he had been letting a known prostitute stay with him for a while, but she moved out. He suspected the prostitute’s father, described by police as an area transient and convicted burglar. He suspects the father broke in so he would have someplace warm to stay during nasty weather.
A man living on S.W. Genessee St. has his medical marijuana license and was growing the plant in a single car garage on his property. Late last month, someone broke into his home and stole the fully grown plants along with some miscellaneous items. The victim told police he suspects his ex-girlfriend, who knew of his growing operation and may have tried to break into his home earlier in March.
Alcohol and mirrors don’t mix
Shortly after 10 p.m. on the last Friday night in March two men in their twenties stumbled out of the men’s bathroom of a bar on the 4200 block of S.W. Alaska Way. Bystander’s noticed that one of the men had a severe cut on his hand and others began shouting reports that the mirror in the bathroom was shattered. The two men bolted from the bar and three witnesses decided to run after them. One of the suspects turned around, pulled out a folding knife and said, “Do not come any closer!” The witnesses stopped pursuit and the man fled northbound. They were able to stop the other suspect (with the bad cut on his hand) and held him until police arrived. The suspect, described as “very intoxicated,” told police he did not cut his hand on the bathroom mirror, but rather when he punched his friend in the mouth. Police tracked down a man who partially fit the description of the other suspect and found traces of blood on one hand and a folding knife in his pocket, but he denied any involvement and witnesses could not positively identify him. Misdemeanor property damage charges are expected to be filed against the man with a cut hand for the broken mirror.
Keep an eye out for this vehicle in your neighborhood
On March 30 a home on the 8100 block of 17th Ave SW was broken into and several video game systems were stolen. A neighbor told police, after the fact, that between noon and 12:30 p.m. he saw a “dark green Ford Crown Victoria with large chrome rims” parked in front of his neighbor’s home. The witness walked to the back of his house to obtain tools from his alley-facing garage and watched the suspect vehicle accelerate into the alley. Two suspects carried items from the home to the getaway vehicle and it slowly drove away. The witness was unable to provide a detailed suspect description or license plate number, but remembered the vehicle well.
Burglaries by block: 9400 22nd Ave SW, 3700 40th Ave SW, 4800 40th Ave SW, 5600 37th Ave SW, 4100 Delridge Way SW, 5200 17th Ave SW, 3000 38th Ave SW, 1700 Sunset Ave SW, 5000 SW Genesee St, 4400 38th Ave SW, 3200 SW Avalon Way, 2400 SW Andover St
Car prowls by block: 4000 32nd Ave SW, 5100 SW Admiral Way, 7500 Dumar Way SW, 9000 35th Ave SW, 4500 47th Ave SW, 5900 Atlas Pl SW, 2900 SW Avalon Way, 3800 52nd Ave SW, 4000 36th Ave SW
Vehicle thefts by block: 9000 25th Ave SW, 6000 16th Ave SW, 6300 36th Ave SW, 3500 SW 112th St, 6500 31st Ave SW, 8400 6th Ave SW