Police Blotter Week of 11-26-12
Right around noon on Nov. 15, a woman was sleeping in her upstairs bedroom on the 6300 block of 36th Ave S.W. when she woke with a start to loud banging. Working her way out of the layers of sleep, the woman initially thought she was hearing a passing truck or nearby construction, then realized it was someone banging loudly on her front door. She activated her home alarm and decided to confront the situation. Just as she started walking down the stairs someone broke one of her front windows. She yelled out that she was calling the police and moments later heard a vehicle speed away. When police arrived, the victim told police she had a firearm in the house for just this kind of situation.
Witnessed, but not caught
Shortly after 2 p.m. on Nov. 16, a woman living on 8100 block of 31st Ave S.W. witnessed two suspicious people pull up to a neighbor’s house in a silver BMW with Washington plates. A male, described as white in his 20’s, 6 foot tall, 170 pounds with a scruffy beard and dark hair, exited the driver seat while a female stayed in the car and lit up a cigarette. The neighbor watched the suspect walk around the house until he disappeared behind some bushes at which time she called the police non-emergency line. Around that time the female in the getaway car noticed the neighbor watching, got into the driver’s seat and drove away westbound on S.W. Elmgrove St. By the time police arrived the male suspect was also gone, along with a Macbook Pro Laptop and a box of coins.
Open house scouting
On the afternoon of Nov. 15, a Realtor® called police to report a vacant home on the 9300 block of 45th Ave S.W. had been burglarized. It appeared someone broke the lockbox of the front door, went directly to a bedroom and stole a 32 inch Panasonic flat screen television. Discussing potential suspects with police, the realtor remembered “two suspicious white women in their mid 30’s” who came to an open house earlier in the month and would have known exactly where the TV was located.
South Park melee
On Nov. 19 a man was approached by woman on 14th Ave S. in South Park who asked him for a cigarette. He refused and the woman told him she would “kick his (butt).” The man feared she was readying an attack, and started jabbing at her with his umbrella. Suddenly, a male ran across the street and punched the man in the face, knocking him back through a doorway just as the female suspect attempted to rip his backpack from his arms. The victim was able to win the tug-of-war and the suspects eventually ran off.
Burglaries by block: 2600 39th Ave S.W., 2600 S.W. Barton St., 9400 10th Ave S.W., 6000 36th Ave S.W., 5600 41st Ave S.W., 9200 17th Ave S.W., 9200 4th Ave S.W., 9400 5th Ave S.W., 4800 49th Ave S.W., 2400 Harbor Ave S.W., 9200 2nd Ave S.W., 3700 S.W. 107th St., 6900 California Ave S.W., 4700 California Ave S.W., 3200 S.W. Avalon Way, 4400 51st Ave S.W.
Car prowls by block: 10200 35th Ave S.W., 4200 S.W. Oregon St., 5600 Delridge Way S.W., 2400 S.W. Holden St., 3000 60th Ave S.W., 4500 Delridge Way S.W., 6000 Beach Dr. S.W., corner of S.W. Alaska St./California Ave S.W., 9100 Fauntleroy Way S.W., corner of 35th Ave S.W./S.W. Raymond St., 4500 Delridge Way S.W., 6300 38th Ave S.W., 11200 Arroyo Beach Pl. S.W., 7900 17th Ave S.W.
Vehicle thefts by block: 8400 13th Ave S.W., 800 S.W. Kenyon St., 10700 Marine View Dr. S.W., 7300 16th Ave S.W., 7900 Delridge Way S.W., 8800 34th Ave S.W., 7900 18th Ave S.W., 6700 13th Ave S.W., 7900 17th Ave S.W., 8400 36th Ave S.W., 8100 Lincoln Park Way S.W., 8100 13th Ave S.W.