Police Blotter Week of 1-14-13

Light bulbs and useless paperwork
On Dec. 30, someone broke into a condominium storage shed on the 200 block of Harbor Ave S.W. and stole $600 dollars worth of light bulbs and boxes of condo association records. The records contained no personal information on tenants, nor were there any blank checks inside.

Layers of defense
An unknown burglar failed in his attempt to access a home on the 8400 block of 12th Ave S.W. on Dec. 30. Around 11 a.m., someone used a concrete block to break the window of a sun porch, gaining access and unlocking the outside door to the area. Once inside the sun porch, the burglar likely realized the next door – the one leading into the home – was secured with metal bars. Nothing was missing from the sun porch and the armored door was left alone.

Stealing beautification supplies
On Dec. 31, workers at the non-profit White Center Community Development Association discovered their storage shed had been broken into. The unknown criminal(s) stole “Spring Clean” supplies, including paint rollers, trash cans and awnings. Spring Clean is a yearly volunteer-driven event to clean up the streets and parks of White Center.

Wallet thief
Around the New Year, a woman waiting for a bus on the 9200 block of Delridge Way S.W.was killing time by looking through her wallet when a female suspect walked up behind her, grabbed the wallet, and ran southbound into White Center. The victim told police she knew the woman’s first name and that she was known to frequent the streets in that area.

Burglary follows passing
In early January, someone burglarized the home of a recently deceased woman on 34th Ave S.W. The mother’s children were in town due to her recent passing and had their personal belongings stolen, along with their mother’s TV and miscellaneous jewelry. A neighbor reported seeing a small red compact car backed into the victims’ driveway at a glance, but by the time she looked back it was gone.

The following crimes were reported from Jan. 7 through Jan. 13:

Robberies by block: 5200 California Ave S.W., 4300 S.W. Hudson St., 9200 15th Ave S.W.

Burglaries by block: 3700 S.W. 104th St., 7300 31st Ave S.W., 7900 11th Ave S.W., 5600 29th Ave S.W., 4500 California Ave S.W., 3900 S.W. Charlestown St., 3300 30th Ave S.W., 3000 California Ave S.W., 4400 35th Ave S.W., 4700 California Ave S.W., 8400 20th Ave S.W., 9200 11th Ave S.W., 1400 S.W. Cambridge St., 9000 9th Ave S.W., 7100 Fauntleroy Way S.W., 10400 41st Ave S.W., 8700 16th Ave S.W.

Car prowls by block: 2600 S.W. Barton St., 8000 Fauntleroy Way S.W., 3800 45th Ave S.W., 10700 35th Ave S.W., 8100 8th Ave S.W.

Vehicle thefts by block: 7800 Detroit Ave S.W., 4500 38th Ave S.W., corner of S.W. Barton St./11th Ave S.W., 2700 46th Ave S.W., 11400 37th Ave S.W., 9000 13th Ave S.W., 2100 45th Ave S.W., 3800 Beach Dr. S.W.

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