Police Blotter Week of 9-23-13
Serial exposer at work?
Seattle Police are investigating the possibility of a serial exposer making it a habit of flashing West Seattle elementary school students. The first incident occurred on Sept. 9 as three girls were out enjoying recess at Holy Rosary School on 42nd Ave. S.W. when a man pulled up in a white SUV and revealed he was not wearing any pants or underwear while sitting in the driver’s seat. Nine days later similar incidents occurred at both Holy Rosary and Westside School (34th Ave. S.W.). At Rosary three girls reported a man appeared to be photographing them with his phone. The door on his vehicle opened and, once again, it was revealed he was naked from the waist down. A 7-year-old girl at Westside witnessed the same thing later that day. So far, the children have not been approached. Police are investigating the possibility a single man is behind the incidents. Meanwhile, principals at both schools are encouraging parents to talk with their children about the dangers of approaching strangers. Police said suspect descriptions are not entirely clear due to the young age of witnesses, but they believe they are looking for a white male in his 30s or 40s with short, dark hair, a scruffy beard, and a normal to slender build.
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Crimes reported from Sept. 16 to Sept. 22
Robberies by block: corner of 16th Ave. S.W./S.W. Raymond St.
Burglaries by block: 8600 17th Ave. S.W., 3000 S.W. Bradford St., 7900 32nd Ave. S.W., 4500 W. Marginal Way S.W., 2700 60th Ave. S.W., 400 S.W. Cloverdale St., 3900 S.W. 107th St., 8300 39th Ave. S.W., 6700 12th Ave. S.W., 8600 29th Ave. S.W.
Car prowls by block: 8800 8th Ave. S.W., corner of S.W. Alaska St./37th Ave. S.W., 4500 36th Ave. S.W., 8000 Faunteroy Way S.W., 8100 17th Ave. S.W., 4300 S.W. College St., 9200 23rd Ave. S.W., 1800 S.W. Holden St.
Vehicle thefts by block: 4700 23rd Ave. S.W., 4000 S.W. Oregon St., 4300 S.W. Alaska St., 5000 37th Ave. S.W., 7300 29th Ave. S.W., 11400 Arroyo Beach Pl. S.W., 8800 Delridge Way S.W., 2000 S.W. Henderson St., 1700 S.W. Graham St., 8800 13th Ave. S.W., 1200 S.W. Cambridge St., 6700 16th Ave. S.W., 4400 26th Ave. S.W., 8400 20th Ave. S.W., 9600 20th Ave. S.W., 6000 31st Ave. S.W., corner of S.W. Trenton St./26th Ave. S.W.