Police Blotter - Week of 4-28-2014
By Tim Clifford
Assaulted while strolling
At the intersection of Delridge WY S.W. and S.W. Orchard St. a strong arm robbery occurred at 2 a.m. on Apr. 22. Police were called the scene by witnesses who saw the incident from a nearby tavern.
The victim, an employee at Home Depot, was on a break from work and decided to take a short walk northward on Delridge. As he was walking up the street he noticed three black males having a heated discussion with a cab driver. Once the cab driver ran to his car and sped away the group of suspects turned their attention to the victim telling him not to run. At this point the victim turned around and tried to get away from the suspects as fast as he could.
When the suspects caught up to the victim one of them grabbed the victim by his jacket and threw him to the ground from behind. Two of the suspects began punching and kicking the victim in the face while the third suspect worked his way through the victim’s pockets, taking his wallet.
The descriptions of the 3 suspects are three black males in their teens to early twenties; one suspect was described as having dreadlocks. The victim was treated at the scene and then driven back to Home Depot. The suspects remain at large.
On Apr. 20 police were called by multiple witnesses about a man being attacked with a crowbar on 8th Ave. S. and S. Monroe St. When police first arrived on the scene they were unable to locate their victim at the scene. About 40 minutes later these same officers responded to the scene with a medical unit who had been called to help a victim with wounds from being assaulted with a crowbar.
The victim had a broken ankle and a broken arm and cuts on his face. According to the victim two older Hispanic men that he didn’t know began attacking him unprovoked. The victim is a transient and after the attack the suspects took his backpack full of clothes. The suspects remain at large.
Crimes reported between Apr.17 and Apr.24
Burglaries by block: 5000 block of S.W. Olga St., 3400 block of 48 Ave. S.W., 3400 block of 38 Ave. S.W., 4100 block of S.W. Edmunds St., 5100 block of 46 Ave. S.W., 6500 block of Fauntleroy WY S.W., 6700 block of 46 Ave. S.W., 700 block of S. Cloverdale St.
Car thefts by block: 4100 block of Beach Dr. S.W., 4500 block of 46 Ave. S.W., 4400 block of 39 Ave. S.W., 4500 block of 36 Ave. S.W., 3000 block of S.W. Bradford St., 3900 block of S.W. Raymond St., 5900 block of 32 Ave. S.W., 6000 block of 31 Ave. S.W., 6500 block of Delridge WY. S.W., 8800 block of 25 Ave. S.W., 1700 block of S.W. Trenton St. (boat stolen), 9400 block of 27 Ave. S.W.