Police Blotter Week of 5-20-13

Hair salon ripped off
West Seattle’s Ola Salon on Avalon Way was broken into sometime Wednesday night, May 15, and the unknown suspects stole an estimated $25,000 worth of cash, tools of the hairdressing trade and computers. Strangely, instead of ransacking the place and leaving everything in disarray, the crooks politely closed drawers after removing items from them, and left the place seemingly untouched until a closer inspection revealed the loss. Police continue to investigate and look for tips.

Technology gives front row seat to burglary
The owner of a home on the 4700 block of 46th Ave. S.W. was at work in the early afternoon May 10 when his phone alerted him that his basement surveillance cameras had just been activated. From his phone, the victim watched a male suspect enter the basement carrying a backpack and wearing gloves. The victim called police and they responded, but the suspect was gone by the time they arrived. Surveillance footage was able to pick up “high quality” images of the suspect that were submitted into evidence along with a fingerprint found on the outer sill of the entry point window.

Kids and their Facebook …
On May 12 a teenager on lunch break near a West Seattle high school was approached by much larger classmate who stole her backpack. The victim later told police she was afraid to fight for the backpack because the suspect was much larger and associates with a West Seattle gang. As the suspect prepared to board a Metro bus with the pack, the victim yelled for it back, and the suspect threw it at her … minus a cell phone. After talking with her parents, the victim called 911 and showed police her Facebook (online social networking site) page where she had pleaded with the suspect for her phone back. The suspect responded with threats to beat her up, “put her six feet under” and “watch as the ambulance takes her away.” The suspect also allegedly took a photo of herself with the stolen phone and posted it to Facebook. Police contacted the suspect’s mother and were working to set up a time to meet and discuss a possible robbery arrest.

Crimes reported from May 13 to May 19:

Robberies by block: 9400 16th Ave. S.W.

Burglaries by block: 3800 40th Ave. S.W., 7300 47th Ave. S.W., 2300 Alki Ave. S.W., 8200 35th Ave. S.W., 4200 W. Marginal Way S.W., 5400 California Ave. S.W., 3200 S.W. Avalon Way, 6300 45th Ave. S.W., 2900 S.W. Avalon Way, 2800 S.W. Genesee St., 3200 44th Ave. S.W.

Car prowls by block: 4500 36th Ave. S.W., 3200 38th Ave. S.W., 6700 37th Ave. S.W., 10600 35th Ave. S.W., 10700 35th Ave. S.W., 6000 California Ave. S.W., 8000 Fauntleroy Way S.W., 4000 59th Ave. S.W., 9400 27th Ave. S.W., 6300 16th Ave. S.W., 2200 Harbor Ave. S.W.

Vehicle thefts by block: 2300 42nd Ave. S.W., corner of 46th Ave. S.W./S.W. Trenton St., 9700 31st Ave. S.W., 1900 S.W. Genesee St., 5400 Fauntleroy Way S.W., 4500 California Ave. S.W., corner of 46th Ave. S.W./Glenn Way S.W., 4100 S.W. Lander St., corner of 56th Ave. S.W./Alki Ave. S.W.

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