Three items in West Seattle Crime Watch this noontime. First, new details on the California/Andover mini-mart armed robbery reported here early this morning. According to Det. Mark Jamieson in the SPD media unit, the description given by the victim helped officers catch the alleged culprits at Delridge/Orchard – they pulled over a white pickup truck with four males inside (the victim had said two got out of the truck and robbed the store, just before midnight). Det. Jamieson says two suspects were arrested and booked into jail, while the other two were “interviewed and released”; he also confirms that a handgun was found in the truck. Meanwhile, two WSB’er reports have come in this morning – one, a woman looking for the hit-run driver who struck her as she crossed the street this morning; second, a car prowl – read on:
First, the hit-run. Karisse has reported it to police but wants to find the driver:
I was at the intersection of 35th and Avalon by 7-11 this morning at approx. 7:55am. I started to cross the street when the “walk” sign was on, and was hit by a gray Honda Civic-like car, trying to turn right. I screamed, and was able to break my fall on his hood, but half landed on his hood. When I stood up, the driver asked is I was OK, and I said, “I think so. But I’m really freaked out.” He said, “Me too”, and then drove off. I didn’t have time to ask for his information or anything. There was a witness from the other end of the crosswalk, but she wasn’t able to get his license plate #. I was very shaken up on the bus ride into downtown, and have a few scrapes on my arms. And now, about a half hour later, my neck and shoulder on the side he hit me are really starting to hurt.
I thought maybe you could do a post to warn people to pay more attention to pedestrians, but also, in case the man who hit me has any remorse, and reads your blog, I would like his information.
Please don’t e-mail us, as we can’t mediate, but if you were that driver, we’d suggest you contact police; you could also leave a comment with your contact info. Meantime, from Brian:
My car was rifled through last night at 35th and Thistle. Nothing was stolen, just my car paperwork all over the front seat. Probably amazed at my massive organizational skills. I keep nothing of value in my vehicles so I’m not too distraught at the moment, just a tad violated. One thing the fellow left for me were cigarette ashes on my driver seat and a rank, smokey smell.