By Tim Clifford
Man brandishes gun in front of children
At an academy located on the 9400 block of 18 Ave. S.W. on Dec.8 police were called regarding an unknown man pointing a gun at students and shouting profanities. The principal for the academy called the authorities after two frightened students came to him.
The students explained that the suspect had come up to the fence surrounding the academy’s courtyard to talk to them around 1:49 p.m. during a recess period. The suspect immediately began cursing at the children, using as they explained the “A”, “B” and “F” words. While shouting these expletives the suspect pulled out a handgun and began pointing it at the playing children saying “I’m going to kill you”. After this the suspect put the gun away and walked off southbound down 18 Ave. S.W.
All of the child witnesses claimed to have never said a word to the suspect during the incident. They described the suspect as being a 20-year-old male with a light brown complexion (possibly mixed-race) and wearing a blue shirt and black pants.
A police search of the area turned up negative results. The academy was told to enter into a lockdown mode before calling 911 the next time the suspect is sighted. The King County Sheriff’s Office was also put on alert to watch for the suspect. The suspect remains at large.
Love and narcotics
A lover’s quarrel turned into an all-out brawl on the 700 block of S. Cloverdale St. on Dec.4 just before 11 p.m. Responding officers noted in the report that both the man and woman involved had clearly been under the influence of an unknown and powerful intoxicant or narcotic, even during the police interviews, and thus the details gathered were a bit murky.
Speaking first with the woman the officers learned that the man and woman live in separate apartments on the same floor of their complex. According to the woman the man had come to her apartment and demanded she roll him a cigarette and bring it to his apartment. Once she came in the door (and after he had locked it behind her) the man immediately accused her of stealing his socks and bashed her in the head with an unknown object. The two began wrestling and biting each other on the floor before the woman managed to escape through an open window.
According to the man the woman had charged in through his door and began punching him, presumably over money that he owed. In the man’s version of events the biting started almost immediately along with the woman attempting to gouge his eyes out with her nails. The officers observed several gashes on the man’s eyelids while speaking with him.
During the interviews officers noticed paraphernalia for smoking crack as well as numerous empty pill bottles in both apartments. Both the man and the woman had injuries that were consistent with their version of the incident. For this reason it was unclear who was actually the initial aggressor thus no charges were pressed. At the time of this writing the couple has not been contacted by police for “round 2”.
Crimes reported between Dec.5 and Dec.12
Burglaries by block: 1600 block of Harbor Ave. S.W., 3000 block of S.W. Avalon WY, 8800 block of 10 Ave. S.W., 2600 block of S.W. Barton St., 9200 block of 31 Pl. S.W., 9200 block of 14 Ave. S.W., 3500 block of S.W. 112 St.
Car prowls by block: 4200 block of 30 Ave. S.W., S.W. Oregon St./ 37 Ave. S.W., 4500 block of Delridge WY S.W. (3 reported), 8000 block of Fauntleroy WY S.W. (2 reported), 9000 block of 45 Ave. S.W., 9000 block of 14 Ave. S.W., 800 block of S. Rose St.
Car thefts by block: 4300 block of S.W. Graham St., 4100 block of S.W. Kenyon St., 3100 block of S.W. Kenyon St., 8800 block of Delridge WY S.W., 1200 block of S.W. Trenton St., 1000 block of S.W. Trenton St., 500 block of S. Director St., 9400 block of 24 Ave. S.W.