From the WSB inbox tonight, two encounters considered suspicious enough that those who had them wanted you to know about them. Read on:
First, from Charlie:
Just wanted to get the word out….
Definite casing 6000 block of 38th ave sw [map] Young( 20s) light skin african american, claiming to be selling newspapers.
I tell him I’m not interested – he moves on.
Very slowly peers in the windows of the next two neighbors’ garages.
I notice he’s on the phone as he leaves the neighbor’s house.
Visits two more houses, then he’s out of sight.
I hop in my vehicle, he’s half way down the hill, walking fast, not stopping at any houses.
Dark green van comes up hill, OR plates 628S–, fat white guy driving.
Caser hops in van after “skipping” 12 houses.
They proceed back up 38th, left to 35th, South on 35th.
I did not pursue after that.
Second, from a resident who didn’t want to be identified:
Date: Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Time: 8:46 pm
Place: 57th Ave SW – Alki [map]
Man knocked on our door. When I opened the door he was hard to understand. He said, “he didn’t mean any disrespect. I live in Bellevue” then he started to pull out his wallet. It was a similar story to what I experienced living in Belltown with peddlers and con artists. I was polite, said “No, thank you. No, thank you” and shut the door. The person walked south on 57th Ave SW. Not sure if this incident is isolated, but thought I would share it just to be safe.
Description of person:
6′ tall, bald, black, male, wearing gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans, carrying a backpack.