By Megan Sheppard
On the WSBeat, for West Seattle Blog
As always, the WSBeat summaries are from reports on cases handled recently by Southwest Precinct officers, beyond our ongoing breaking-news (etc.) coverage:
*Around 1 p.m. last Saturday, several “suspicious people” were seen near SW Avalon and Genesee carrying multiple items. As officers approached, one threw a bag of meth over the fence onto the golf course. He was carrying two backpacks. Inside: Five laptop computers, three cellular phones, an iPod, and assorted small hard drives, memory cards, cables and peripherals. He was also carrying multiple tools favored by burglars, such as lock cutters, wire cutters, knives and razors. The suspect claims that he bought all the items on Craigslist and that they are not stolen. He was booked into King County Jail for investigation of possession of stolen property and narcotics possession.
Ahead, five more summaries, starting with the case of the drunk door-kicker:
*A heavily intoxicated 20-year-old Seward Park-area resident was found kicking on assorted doors in the 8800 block of 9th SW late Monday. After talking with citizens, officers discovered that the suspect did know people in the area but — not being sure which house was his friends’ — he decided to kick the doors at many of them. While barefoot. A taxi was called to transport him home.
*Late last Saturday, a woman was walking near 35th and Henderson, carrying an 18-pack of beer, when a dark brown late 80s/early 90s “low-rider” Cadillac pulled alongside. After asking, “Do you need help with that?”, a woman got out of the car, grabbed the victim’s wallet from a sweater pocket, and tried (unsuccessfully) to take the beer. The victim held onto the suspect, who was trying to climb back in the car, until a young man standing nearby yelled, “Let go of my mom.” The suspect is a black female, around 5’4” with a heavy build and hair in a pony tail. She appeared to be between 30 and 49 years of age.
*Monday afternoon around 1, an intoxicated man grew violent when denied the beverage he wanted to purchase at an Avalon-area convenience store. He pushed a clerk in the chest and threatened to beat her up, then grabbed a customer’s coat and shoved him. He was found at a nearby bus stop, identified, and booked into King County Jail for investigation of non-aggravated assault. He is a registered sex offender and has been previously noted as a “threat to officers.”
*In the 3000 block of Othello on Thursday afternoon, a citizen called 911 about a suspicious car loitering in the neighborhood. A records check showed that the vehicle had been involved in several recent burglary, theft and suspicious circumstances incidents. The driver and passenger — a man and woman from Des Moines — didn’t have a good reason for being in the area and were told to leave. The vehicle is a gray, 1991 Toyota station wagon.
*After her housemate left on Monday morning, a woman called 911 to report an assault. It seems he didn’t appreciate her accepting some food items from a neighbor, so he tossed them into the sink, grabbed her by the hair, dragged her along the ground and threw her out the front door and against a cement wall. A records check showed that the 61-year-old suspect has a misdemeanor no-bail warrant from the King County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was given domestic violence and shelter information; dispatchers arranged to have the suspect picked up at work.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The WSBeat has an archive category of its own. 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 = calling or texting 206-293-6302 is the best way.