Police Blotter Week of 3-25-13

Chivalrous push?
A patient at a medical facility on the 2600 block of S.W. Holden Way was arrested on March 20 after an alleged pushing incident. The victim (also a patient) told police he was walking down the hallway two days earlier when the suspect, without warning, pushed him in the back. He fell to the floor and ended up breaking a bone in his right forearm. When police interviewed the suspect he told them the victim was acting inappropriately towards a female patient, which acted as a “trigger” that forced him to physically push the man. Police decided to arrest the patient for investigation of assault.

Did anyone bring a forklift and a truck?
On March 15, sometime after a business on the 400 block of S. Cloverdale St. in South Park closed for the day, someone cut through the chain link fence and broke into a trailer where they pulled four large stainless steel pieces of equipment out. Apparently unable to move the heavy equipment any further, the unknown suspect(s) gave up and left the scene. Employees arrived in the morning to find the trailer door open and the nearly-stolen equipment in a patch of grass nearby.

Knife thief
On March 17 police were dispatched to a store on the 4700 block of 44th Ave. S.W. because a suspect had just shoplifted several knives from a display case. The suspect, described from video surveillance as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, with a goatee and wire frame glasses, fled the scene on a white “female” multispeed bicycle without a helmet.

Mystery assault
Shortly after midnight on March 12 a Southwest Precinct officer was driving near the intersection of 37th Ave. S.W. and S.W. Cambridge St. looking for a suspicious vehicle when he saw a male wandering in the street. The man flagged the officer down and as he got closer he realized the man “was bleeding profusely from several facial and head injuries.” The officer immediately called for medics and talked with the man while they were en route. The victim, who was “very intoxicated,” told the officer he lived in Ballard but was unable to describe what had happened. An area check for the scene of the assault and potential evidence was unsuccessful. The man was taken away by ambulance with a broken jaw amongst other injuries.

Crimes reported from March 18 to March 24

Robberies by block: None reported

Burglaries by block: 6400 High Point Dr. S.W., 3700 S.W. Southern St., 8600 34th Ave. S.W., 9400 5th Ave. S.W., 9000 16th Ave. S.W., 3200 S.W. Bradford St., 8800 Fauntleroy Way S.W., 3200 41st Ave. S.W., 3800 S.W. 106th St., 4100 Delridge Way S.W., 4100 20th Ave. S.W., 5000 S.W. Genesee St., 2800 Alki Ave. S.W., 4800 Fauntleroy Way S.W., 9600 50th Ave. S.W.

Car prowls by block: 6300 34th Ave. S.W., 5400 46th Ave. S.W., 7100 31st Ave. S.W., 1700 Harbor Ave. S.W., 2700 California Ave. S.W., 4400 Delridge Way S.W., 8800 8th Ave. S.W., corner of S.W. Cambridge St./27th Ave. S.W., 7300 30th Ave. S.W., corner of 42nd Ave. S.W./S.W. Alaska St., 4500 Delridge Way S.W., corner of S.W. College St./46th Ave. S.W.

Vehicle thefts by block: 8400 25th Ave. S.W., corner of S.W. College St./Walnut Ave. S.W., 3000 S.W. Avalon Way, 3800 42nd Ave. S.W., 5900 32nd Ave. S.W., 2500 S.W. Hudson St., corner of 1st Ave. S./S.W. Kenyon St.

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