Police Blotter Week of 6-19-17

Car prowler caught in act

Officers arrested a car prowler in West Seattle around 11 p.m. on Thurs., June 8. A caller reported that a man was breaking into a red SUV near S.W. Avalon Way and S.W. Spokane Street. When officers arrived in the area, they found a 35-year-old suspect sitting inside the vehicle, rummaging through a gym bag. The police ordered the man to come out and found that he had already pocketed a GPS unit. The suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail for theft.

Burglary on Delridge Way S.W.

A man residing on the 8400 block of Delridge Way S.W. called the police around 9 a.m. on Mon., June 5 to report a burglary. He said that he heard a noise from the back of his house around 10 p.m. the night before but did not think too much about it. When he awoke the next morning, he discovered that someone had entered his basement and attempted to get into the main portion of the house by prying the door open with a hammer. The man showed officers where the burglar trampled over brushes in his yard. He also showed them how the suspect could have climbed over a fence from the alley to the house. By the fence, they discovered a crow bar. The officers noted how the door to the basement had been pried open. The door from the basement to the living area of the home was also badly damaged. A small hammer was on the top stairs. Officers submitted the crow bar and hammer to evidence along with fingerprints.

Assault on 35th Avenue S.W.

Around 7 p.m. on Sun., June 4, officers were dispatched to the 9000 block of 35th Avenue S.W. after receiving a report of an assault that happened the day before. The victim said that at 11 p.m. he was struck from behind with a yellow pole with a black handle. He was then kicked and punched on the right shoulder. The suspects left the scene in a vehicle parked in the alley. One suspect was in his early 20s, 6 ft. tall with shoulder length dreadlocks. He was wearing a black coat, gray jeans and black shoes. The other man was also in his early 20s, 5’11” tall with blonde hair and a mustache.

Commercial burglary on 35th Avenue S.W.

A passerby noticed an open door at a business located on the 6500 block of 35th Avenue S.W. around noon on Sun., June 4. When police arrived, they noticed that the front glass door had been pushed out—and that the doorframe was damaged. Once inside, the officers cleared the business, which was closed, for possible suspects. The owner came to check the property. The only thing she found missing was an unknown amount of coins from the cash register door.

Stolen vehicle on 17th Avenue S.W.

Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle from a resident of the 5200 block of 17th Avenue S.W. around 8 a.m. on Fri., June 2. The car was parked in her garage.

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