By Megan Sheppard
On the WSBeat, for West Seattle Blog
From reports on cases handled recently by Southwest Precinct officers:
*Around 12:30 last Sunday morning, two men walking in the 2500 block of Alki SW were confronted by a group of men in their twenties who demanded money. When the men refused, they were knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked. One victim suffered no losses, but the other man’s clothes were ripped and his wallet stolen. The attackers ran to the south and left in two cars: one a dark blue Chevy diesel “dually” truck (one with four rear tires — two on each side) and the other a dark SUV.
Fairly quiet week, so only three more summaries after the jump:
*Officers were called to a locked apartment building south of The Junction Tuesday evening to deal with a 23-year-old north Seattle man who for a week has been slipping inside repeatedly in an effort to contact a resident, knocking on her door for hours at a time and yelling at her to come out. The suspect told officers he knew the law better than they did and that he would continue to try to contact the woman until she “comes to understand how much I love her.” Officers photographed a large bouquet of roses at the victim’s door and the attached note. A friend reports that the suspect calls constantly and that the victim is afraid and wants nothing to do with him. Because the victim was not at the scene and had not made the complaint, officers simply provided the building owner with information on how to obtain a restraining order for the premises. The suspect says he doesn’t care if he goes to jail.
*Monday afternoon around four, a 17-year-old called 911 to report that a seemingly “unstable” man with a knife was walking around near 35th and Morgan. Officers found the suspect and learned he had also approached a woman in a parking lot and offered to sell her drugs. The suspect struggled with and spat at officers and at one point fell asleep on the hood of the patrol car. On the way to King County Jail, he threatened to kill an officer. He was booked for investigation of unlawful use of a weapon, a 4 1/2-inch fixed-blade knife, which was confiscated.
*Around 4 p.m. Friday, a man looked outside his home in the 8400 block of 9th SW and saw two strangers inside his car. He approached, and when he tried to stop them, one of them punched him with a closed fist. The pair ran off northbound on 9th SW, carrying the victim’s purple iPod and GPS device. The suspects were described to police as black, male, in their mid teens, about six feet tall, with shaved heads and wearing black shirts and black pants.
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.