Police Blotter Week of 6-17-13
Hideaway bed and guns at little arms’ length
A man living in an apartment on the 8600 block of Delridge Way S.W. was arrested for domestic violence on June 15 after the mother of his children called police to report he assaulted her. She also said two children, ages 2 and 3, lived at the apartment and the suspect had three guns he kept around the house. The man was gone when police arrived, but 911 dispatch received another call from the home a few hours later, around 1 p.m., where no one spoke but children were heard in the background. Police responded again and reported they were kept out of the home deliberately and, based on the earlier DV call, called in SWAT backup. The woman then emerged with her children and said the suspect was not home. Police said “her demeanor said otherwise,” prompting a search that turned up no suspect initially, until an officer noticed a sectional couch seemed very, very heavy. Sure enough, they found their suspect crumpled up in a storage compartment of the couch. The man’s three-year-old daughter pointed out where “Daddy” kept his guns to police, including one on a bookshelf well within reach of the girl.
School’s out! Let’s burn stuff
Within minutes of Seattle Public School children getting unleashed for summer break on June 14, police in West Seattle were searching for three students who lit their schoolwork on fire near the intersection of California Ave. S.W. and S.W. Lander St. No arrests were reported, but Seattle Police made light of the situation be releasing a “suspect” photo of Beavis and Butt-Head from the MTV cartoon of the same name. Beavis and Butt-Head were teenagers not known for their brilliance.
Steal me some peanuts and cracker jack
A concession stand belonging to West Seattle Baseball located on the 7200 block of 12th Ave. S.W. was broken into sometime around June 11. The thief pried an air vent off the top of the stand and used a metal pole to open a money box down below and somehow extract $117.
On June 10 a woman called police to report her home on the 8100 block of 15th Ave. S.W. had been burglarized, and she suspected her drug-addicted brother. The victim said her brother came to see her with his 15-year-old stepson after a few weeks of no contact. He drove his sister to the store (acting like the nice brother) and then bailed while she was inside, leaving her stranded. The woman was able to hitch a ride back to her house from a friend, but when she arrived she discovered a TV, laptop and Xbox gaming system were missing. A neighbor reported seeing two men at the home enter through a window. He didn’t call police.
Crimes reported from June 10 to June 16
Robberies by block: 2600 42nd Ave. S.W., 6300 35th Ave. S.W.
Burglaries by block: 6500 High Point Dr. s.W., 8100 15th Ave. S.W., 7200 12th Ave. S.W., 9600 37th Ave. S.W., 6300 35th Ave. S.W., 2200 S.W. Holden St., 10000 35th Ave. S.W., 3800 18th Ave. S.W., 4000 30th Ave. S.W., 4000 26th Ave. S.W.
Car prowls by block: 9000 Delridge Way S.W., 1700 S.W. Graham St., 9900 32nd Ave. S.W., 2500 S.W. Barton St., 5900 Delridge Way S.W., corner of Fauntleroy Way S.W./S.W. Director St.
Vehicle thefts by block: 9200 17th Ave. S.W., 4400 38th Ave. S.W., 4400 Delridge Way S.W., 6000 S.W. Stevens St., corner of S.W. Thistle St./16th Ave. S.W.