Police Blotter Week of 7-30-12

Disadvantage of communal living
A man living in an apartment complex on the 9000 block of 45th Ave S.W. called police in mid-July to report someone stole his and several other tenants' seats from their bicycles housed in the communal storage unit. There were no signs of forced entry, so he told police it was likely a tenant with a key and, to get more specific, likely the tenant who has been harassing other tenants recently, working on motorcycles in the parking lot and revving the engines loudly. There was no clear evidence linking the motorcycle-revving tenant to the crime, so police had to leave it at that.

Fast recovery
On July 22 a man came home to his Delridge Way S.W. apartment from a trip and, exhausted, passed out around 1 a.m. He woke up around 7 a.m. and realized someone had burgled his unit during the night. A window and the back door were open, and his TV was missing. As he followed the likely exit path of his flat-screen, he came upon a paper trail strewn about his backyard and a turquoise and black Mariner’s baseball cap, size 7 ¼. Following the papers (they were his neighbors) led him to the fence where he found his TV. Although the stand was busted, the TV still worked fine. The Mariner’s cap was taken by police as evidence.

Rude awakening
A man living on the 8400 block of Delridge Way S.W. awoke to a ruckus in the living room around 2:45 a.m. on July 17. Getting up to investigate, he found an unknown male and female hanging out. He yelled at them and the male came towards him. After punches flew, the male and female suspects fled through the front door. They stole the victim’s Samsung Galaxy and charger in the process. It appeared the suspects made it into the house through a window and made themselves at home, cracking beers and sitting on the furniture. They left two water bottles and some clothing behind, which police gathered as evidence.

Stealing the business
On July 18 an unknown male entered a storage facility on Avalon Way S.W. and broke into a specific unit. Inside the unit was a lockbox with $100 in cash and the keys to the victim’s business vehicle. The white 1995 HiCube box truck has a business name on the side (it was, unfortunately, redacted in the report) and carries “card playing equipment” including tables, chairs and other casino equipment. Police have surveillance tape of the suspect and are keeping an eye out for the rather obvious rig.

Reported crimes from July 23 through July 29:

Robberies by block: 4700 42nd Ave SW

Burglaries by block: 2900 SW Avalon Way, 2200 SW Barton St, 7700 13th Ave SW, 5400 40th Ave SW, 3900 SW Arroyo Dr, 7700 Delridge Way SW, 2600 SW Barton St, 1900 SW Genesee St, 8400 26th Ave SW, 8600 25th Ave SW, 3200 47th Ave SW, 4400 49th Ave SW, 6000 39th Ave SW, 10400 42nd Ave SW

Car prowls by block: 8800 8th Ave SW, 6600 Holly Pl SW (2), corner of 9th Ave SW/SW Henderson St, 3000 SW Barton St, 7500 46th Ave SW, 8600 34th Ave SW, 3700 SW Tillman St

Vehicle thefts by block: 10000 31st Ave SW, 10400 32nd Ave SW, 2400 SW Holden St, 2600 SW Barton St, corner of SW Barton St/29th Ave SW, 3300 30th Ave SW, 9700 32nd Ave SW, 9400 18th Ave SW, 7700 30th Ave SW, 5100 SW Orleans St, 6500 California Ave SW, 9200 14th Ave SW

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