Police Blotter Week of 10-15-12
Employing the baby cover
On Oct. 4 a man, his girlfriend and their child entered a supermarket on the 2600 block of California Ave S.W., filled up their cart, and headed for the door (no register visit involved). Two store security guards approached the couple about their lack of payment and things quickly turned physical. The male suspect later told police he lost his cool when one of the guards grabbed his girlfriend (who was holding their baby). At one point the suspect had both security guards in headlocks, but they were able to struggle free, handcuff him, and lead him to their office until police arrived. The suspect was arrested for suspicion of robbery.
Felony for juice
On Oct. 6, around 9:45 p.m., a man was walking eastbound on S.W. Barton St. near 29th Ave S.W. when he was approached by two males he casually knew by first names. The two men asked the victim if he wanted to be shot tonight and put their hands near their waists to show they might have guns. The victim said he had no interest in being shot and handed over a bag they were demanding. The suspects continued to saunter down S.W. Barton with a bag containing an old jacket and some juice.
Storage locker fails at job
A man called police on Oct. 5 to report miscellaneous items missing from his storage unit on the 2900 block of Avalon Way S.W. He had just recently rented the space to make room for a transition from residence to residence and, at the recommendation of the storage unit folks, purchased an additional beefy lock to go along with the “very flimsy” lock that comes standard with the rental. He returned a few days later, unlocked both locks (they appeared untouched) and opened his unit to find it in disarray with several things missing. Police said the locks showed no signs of being picked, yet the victim was supposedly the only one with a key.
A woman called 911 shortly after midnight on Sept. 21 to report a man was kicking at the glass security door of an apartment building on the 4100 block of S.W. College St. While on the phone with dispatch, she heard glass shatter and described the suspect as a male around 18 years old with no shirt. Police responded and found the glass door shattered and two socks on the ground. They entered the building to investigate and as they approached a stairwell “the odor of intoxicants became stronger and stronger.” They found the suspect, slurring and disoriented, at the bottom of the stairs with a few fresh cuts on his body and several circular bruises on his back. The suspect did not know where he was and explained the circular bruises came from “cupping” (no further explanation was given). He was arrested for trespassing and property destruction.
Burglaries by block: 3600 33RD Ave S.W., 4000 36th Ave S.W., 6500 40th Ave S.W., 6500 40th Ave S.W. 2500 S.W. Trenton St., 4800 25th Ave S.W., 8400 22nd Ave S.W., 2400 S.W. Alaska St., 4400 48th Ave S.W., 4500 21st Ave S.W., 5200 23rd Ave S.W., 5400 Delridge Way S.W., 3400 S.W. 100th St., 4400 Delridge Way S.W., 4700 22nd Ave S.W., 6500 40th Ave S.W., 4800 21st Ave S.W., 3800 18th Ave S.W.
Car prowls by block: 2600 S.W. Andover St., 4500 36th Ave S.W., 6500 Beach Dr. S.W., 9000 18th Ave S.W., 6000 Beach Dr. S.W.
Vehicle thefts by block: 9000 17th Ave S.W., 6500 21st Ave S.W., 7900 18th Ave S.W., 8600 13th Ave S.W., 2300 S.W. Kenyon St., 9000 14th Ave S.W., 10000 41st Ave S.W., corner of 23rd Ave S.W./S.W. Barton St., 3100 S.W. Avalon Way, 4100 S.W. Ida St., 6000 45th Ave S.W., 9400 16th Ave S.W., 7900 11th Ave S.W.