Police Blotter Week of 8-20-12
Craigslist sale goes bad
On August 9th a man selling four concert tickets worth $85 each on Craigslist agreed to meet with his “buyers” at a parking lot on the 6400 block of California Ave S.W. He approached the two men in their car and walked up to the passenger side where one man was holding cash in hand. As the victim pulled out the tickets, the suspect sitting shotgun grabbed his arm and the tickets as the driver took off. The victim was “unable to disengage” from the vehicle and was dragged through the parking lot before releasing himself where Beveridge Pl. S.W. and California intersect. The victim only suffered a bruise to his right arm and gave police the phone number he called to contact the suspects.
Looking for a known harasser
Authorities are on the lookout for a suspect listed as a “transient” in police records, wanted for aggravated assault against a woman and harassment of her daughter on Aug. 14. Around 2:30 p.m. that day, the victim and her 15-year-old daughter were walking along the 4100 block of S.W. Alaska St. when the suspect, a male in his 30s, started making inappropriate comments toward the daughter. When his uncomely advances were ignored, he yelled that the girl had an “ugly (expletive) face.” Mom came to her daughter’s defense and told the man to leave them alone. He threw his sunglasses at the mother, striking her in the face. The woman pulled out her phone and said she was calling 911, so the suspect started swatting her hand to prevent the call. He went on to say she better hang up because he was an undercover police officer and, if that wasn’t enough, he said, “I will (expletive) kill you.” When the victim finally got through to emergency services, the man fled northbound on 41st Ave S.W. Police wrote that the suspect, described as a white male, 35, 6 feet tall, last wearing a black and white polo shirt with black sweatpants with white stripes down the side, is known to harass women on Alki Beach and near the Junction.
One man shot, another arrested after drunken melee
Shortly after 1 a.m. on Aug. 19, four “very intoxicated” men formed teams of two and got into an argument at the Bamboo Tavern on Alki. The words escalated to fists and ultimately, police said, a gun was pulled out and a victim was shot (luckily in a non-life threatening location). The gunshot victim’s friend had a concussion and possible broken ribs. Police responded to the scene and were able to track down and arrest one of two aggressors involved and recovered a handgun from his person. The victims were taken to Harborview for treatment.
A bitter goodbye to America
Around 7:30 p.m. on August 10, a Japanese exchange student (with one week left in America before heading home) stepped off the bus on the 7900 block of Delridge Way S.W. and was immediately robbed of $90 by a male suspect carrying a can that smelled of alcohol. No weapons were used and no in-depth suspect description was given.
Crimes reported from 8/13 to 8/19
Robberies by block: 2400 SW Webster St
Burglaries by block: 9200 3rd Ave SW, 5200 35th Ave SW, 8400 7th Ave SW, 3700 SW Grayson St, 6900 24th Ave SW, 7100 Fauntleroy Way SW, 6900 California Ave SW, 4100 Beach Dr SW, 5200 California Ave SW, 4700 44th Ave SW, 3800 50th Ave SW, 7300 18th Ave SW, 8800 15th Ave SW
Car prowls by block: 9200 21st Ave SW, 6700 38th Ave SW, 1600 Harbor Ave SW, 4100 32nd Ave SW, 3400 Harbor Ave SW, 5600 25th Ave SW, 5900 26th Ave SW, 4500 36th Ave SW, 4700 42nd Ave SW, 5600 40th Ave SW, 10700 14th Ave SW, 2800 SW Thistle St, 9000 18th Ave SW, 7100 18th Ave SW
Vehicle thefts by block: 4500 Delridge Way SW, 8100 17th Ave SW, 3600 47th Ave SW, 1600 Harbor Ave SW, 2100 Alki Ave SW, 3900 SW Austin St, 4000 SW Henderson St, 2700 58th Ave SW, 2700 SW Trenton St, 4100 SW Frontenac St, 5900 17th Ave SW, 3700 SW Admiral Way, 8600 22nd Ave SW (2)