By Tim Clifford
The holiday weekend was not so nice for the victims of a home burglary on the 8400 block of 35 Ave SW. The victims left for a vacation during the Thanksgiving on Nov. 28th and returned to on Dec.1 to find the basement window on the south side of their home broken and items missing. Officers responding to the scene were able to lift palm prints and finger prints from the frame of the broken window.
Lifted and Listed
Between the days of Nov.26th and Dec.3rd the locking system to an apartment complex on the 4500 block of 38 Ave SW was offline. During this time the victim had his bike stolen from a secure bike cage located in a garage on site. Not only did the victim find his cut bike locks on the floor of the storage unit but also later on the day of the report found his bike listed on craigslist. The victim identified his bike; valued at $2000 and listed for $800, by a locking clip he had installed on it himself. The victim is currently looking for the serial number to the locking clip to help in securing an arrest.
Another account of a bike theft on Dec.3rd also at the 4500 block of 38 Ave SW ended on a happier note. The victim had locked his bike up with two locks and had it in a garage with a digital lock. While the victim was working out in a gym he looked outside and saw his bike being carried off by a suspect. The victim dashed outside and informed the suspect that he was carrying his bike away. The suspect began telling the victim that a man in a yellow truck had sold him the bike and then ran away from the victim, leaving the bike. How the suspect got past all of the locks as well as his identity is still unknown.
Crimes reported from Nov. 29 to Dec.5
Burglaries by block: 2700 block of Alki Ave SW, 3400 block of 40 Ave SW, 3700 block of California Ave SW, 4500 block of 38 Ave SW (2 reported), 4600 block of SW Hudson St, 5600 block of California Ave SW, 6000 block of Atlas Pl SW, 8400 block of 35 Ave SW, 9000 block of 20 Ave SW, 9000 block of 4 Ave SW, 2200 block of Barton St SW
Car prowls by block: 3400 of 38 Ave SW, 5900 block of 45 Ave SW, 3200 block of SW Barton St, 9200 block of 13 Ave SW
Car thefts by block: 3000 block of 61 Ave SW, 3400 block of 62 Ave SW, 6900 block of Fauntleroy WY SW, 7100 block of 44 Ave SW, 2200 block of SW Holden St, 27 Ave SW/ SW Elmgrove St, 8600 block of 14 Ave SW, 1600 block of SW Cambridge St, 18 Ave SW/ SW Roxbury St, 3900 block of SW 100 St, 200 block of SW Roxbury St