From the Southwest Precinct Public Safety Newsletter sent out this week. Ever wonder about whether to give a buck to one of those people holding cardboard signs along offramps? Check out the saga of one of them, quoted verbatim from the newsletterÃ‚Â (after the click since it’s a bit long). Way to go, Officer Wilson!
On Thursday, April 19, 2007, Community Police Team Officer Ralph Wilson was assigned to work a special emphasis at Cleveland High School in West Seattle.Ã‚Â After spending the entire school day at the school keeping students safe, Officer Wilson took the initiative to do some proactive police work.Ã‚Â
On April 17th, a bank robbery had been attempted at 500 S. Michigan Street, Credit Union Northwest.Ã‚Â Officer Wilson had responded to the call and checked the area but was unable to locate the suspect.Ã‚Â Later that day a photo was distributed of the suspect.Ã‚Â
On April 19th, Officer Wilson set out to try and locate the robbery suspect.Ã‚Â At 2:52 pm Officer Wilson observed the suspect standing at the southwest corner of 1st Avenue South/South Spokane Street holding a cardboard sign.Ã‚Â Officer Wilson recognized the suspect from the photograph taken at the bank and immediately requested backup.Ã‚Â The suspect picked up a plastic bag and began to walk away westbound away from Officer Wilson.Ã‚Â Officer Wilson followed the suspect from a safe distance until backup, Officer Larry Longly, arrived.Ã‚Â Officers Wilson and Longly arrested the suspect without incident.Ã‚Â Officer Wilson then mirandized and transported the suspect to the Robbery office.Ã‚Â Officer Wilson reported that the robbery detectives believe the suspect was involved in other bank robberies.
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