By Megan Sheppard
On the WSBeat, for West Seattle Blog
From reports on cases handled recently by Southwest Precinct officers:
*Around 3:30 Tuesday morning, an officer was on patrol near 12th and SW Holden when he startled two males who were in the middle of removing the wheels and tires from a parked vehicle. The suspects ran through the yards of some neighboring houses and weren’t caught, but their apparent illicit activities might have been curbed just the same: The officer helped himself to the assortment of tools they left behind — a floor jack, lug wrench, crowbar and pry bar — and deposited them in the evidence room.
*An Alki-area man didn’t take a breakup too well. Despite his ex’s demand that he cease contact, he repeatedly called her in the middle of the night. When she didn’t answer, he decided to call 911 early Tuesday and report that she was outside HIS residence, threatening to “kill me and bust in my windows.” What he didn’t know was that an officer was at the woman’s house at that very time, taking her harassment report. The ex-boyfriend ended up being booked into King County Jail for investigation of domestic-violence harassment and false reporting.
Six more summaries after the jump:
*Concerned witnesses called 911 around 3 a.m. Saturday when they saw a man kick and drag a screaming woman across the road in the 5200 block of 32nd SW. The victim — an 18-year-old from Sammamish — was uncooperative with officers, refused medical help and refused to provide a statement. The suspect—a 32-year-old local resident—was booked into King County Jail for investigation of non-aggravated domestic violence assault.
*A man who claimed he didn’t know he was a convicted felon (and therefore prohibited from carrying weapons) ended up in King County Jail on Wednesday last week after being in an altercation involving guns in the 5400 block of Delridge. No shots were fired, but threats were exchanged. The suspect was also carrying both flake and rock cocaine and marijuana. The other party in the incident was booked into King County Jail for investigation of harassment.
*A woman was driving near 32nd and Juneau on Thursday afternoon when a pedestrian for no apparent reason kicked her vehicle hard enough to leave a dent and told her to “get out of here.”
*A citizen called 911 to report damage to trees on city property near 17th and Henderson. An officer discovered that three flowering trees which had been about 11 feet high were now 2-foot-high stumps. Seeing branches piled by the door of a nearby address, he went to investigate, and found the remains of an additional 8-10 other trees obtained from another location. A person at the address admitted to the damage and said that the branches were to be used in a wedding ceremony. Other concerns have been raised about behaviors and activities at this location, including littering, blocked traffic, trespassing on private property, and urination on neighborhood lawns.
*In the 5600 block of 16th SW, a resident received an odd piece of hand-delivered mail last week: An envelope stuffed with pictures from a porn magazine.
*Early Sunday, in the 9200 block of 20th SW, a resident called 911 to report that an injured woman was lying on a sleeping bag on her front porch, asking for assistance. The victim was a Kent resident. She was groggy, smelled of intoxicants, told officers she had been attacked by strangers somewhere (she was unable to provide specifics) and that she had crawled to the home for help. She was transported to Harborview for treatment.
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WSB Editor’s Note: The WSBeat has an archive category of its own, though we’re still linking the weekly reports on the WSB Crime Watch page, so you can catch it there if you miss it in the main news stream. We also continue to publish crime reports the rest of the week, when we get tips or hear noteworthy incidents via the scanner, so don’t be shy about letting us know when you see/hear something happening.