Police Blotter Week of 2-11-13
I don’t have time for this
A few weeks back on Jan. 31, a woman was walking on 15th Ave. S.W. towards S.W. Roxbury St. shortly before 7 a.m. when she got an uneasy feeling as two men halted their conversation and became quiet as she approached. She decided to cross the street to avoid a close encounter, but one of the men intercepted her at an angle. The woman told police she told the man, “I don’t have time for this (expletive), leave me alone,” to which the suspect laughed, popped open an umbrella he was carrying to distract his victim, and then grabbed the shoulder strap of her bag. A struggle ensued as the suspect attempted to pull the woman by the strap to the sidewalk. She turned her head briefly and saw the other man coming towards her. Springing into action, the woman said she grabbed her assailant by the jacket and pushed him back, knocking him off balance. Not quite finished, she stomped on his foot and hit him square in the face with an open palm, causing the suspect to let go of the strap, grab his face and say, “Oh.” She ran to the bus stop and was able to board a bus that had just arrived. The man who grabbed the purse strap is described as a light-skinned unknown race male around 5’10 with a slight build. He was wearing a black nylon jacket with a pink shirt underneath, carrying a large “golf-style” umbrella, and was missing a front tooth on the right side. The other suspect was an unknown race male wearing a red jacket with black shoulders and a dark “Elmer Fudd-style” hat. The victim told police she feared the men would attempt retribution for their failed robbery attempt and her successful self-defense.
Not boyfriend material
On Feb. 2, a woman living in an apartment complex on the 3000 block of S.W. Bradford St. awoke around 4:30 a.m. to noise in her living room. Using the light emanating from her phone as a flashlight, she investigated and discovered a man crouched down next to her bookshelf looking directly at her. The man apparently fled at that time, the woman called police, and responding officers found their suspect on the fourth floor of the complex. The suspect told police he had just been kicked out of his girlfriend’s apartment and said he had keys to the unit. The woman told police that not only was the man certainly not her boyfriend, but she had never seen him before. He was arrested and taken to King County Jail.
Reported crimes from Feb. 4 - Feb. 10:
Robberies by block: 5200 California Ave. S.W., 9400 16th Ave. S.W.
Burglaries by block: 10200 42nd Ave. S.W., 5600 44th Ave. S.W., 5900 California Ave. S.W., 8600 30th Ave. S.W., 8800 18th Ave. S.W., 9600 41st Ave. S.W., 9400 35th Ave. S.W., 3900 S.W. 106th St., 4300 S.W. 102nd St., 4400 S.W. Andover St., 5600 42nd Ave. S.W., 9400 30th Ave. S.W., 9200 10th Ave. S.W.
Car prowls by block: 4500 Delridge Way S.W., 7100 35th Ave. S.W., 8400 13th Ave. S.W., 8600 16th Ave. S.W., 6700 13th Ave. S.W., 8400 Tillicum Rd. S.W., 3700 S.W. Thistle St., 8400 40th Ave. S.W.
Vehicle thefts by block: 1000 Harbor Ave. S.W., 9000 17th Ave. S.W., 9200 24th Ave. S.W., 4100 38th Ave. S.W., 6000 California Ave. S.W., 4000 39th Ave. S.W., 6000 17th Ave. S.W., 7200 16th Ave. S.W., 7900 29th Ave. S.W., 9300 Forest Ct. S.W., 10200 47th Ave. S.W., 2200 California Ave. S.W., 2300 49th Ave. S.W., 7700 Highland Park Way S.W., 9000 35th Ave. S.W., 10200 47th Ave. S.W., 5000 California Ave. S.W.