Southwest Precinct police score big burglary busts

Big news just in from the latest edition of the Southwest Precinct Public Safety Newsletter sent by Crime Prevention Coordinator Benjamin Kinlow, with this excerpted section written up by Detective Bauer:

Southwest Precinct Officers and Detectives, within the last week and a half, have arrested, booked, and filed charges on nine (9) Burglary suspects. Detectives have cleared fifteen (15) burglary cases with the arrest of these suspects. Most of the stolen property has been returned to the owners.

Below are some recent cases that we have been working on. Please notice the incredible Police work along with calls from alert citizens:

12-03-07: Burglary incident: On the morning of 12-03-07, a neighbor was standing on her front porch, and noticed an unfamiliar vehicle pull up to a neighbor’s home. Two males got out of the vehicle and went to the back of the residence. The witness called police. Officers responded and arrived very soon after the call came out. Officers caught the two males after they had burglarized the home by way of forced entry. Both suspects were later booked.

Note that King County detectives have another burglary case in their jurisdiction in which these suspects have been identified. The King County Detectives are also looking at these suspects as good possibles on the series of BB gun shootings in the SW area. That investigation continues.

12-05-07: Burglary/Wanted fugitive arrest: Officers responded to a Burglary call in the 5800 block of 38th Ave SW. Detectives were aware of a wanted fugitive who possibly broke into a nearby residence and took a shotgun and ammunition a few days earlier. Through cooperation of the case detective and patrol officers, the fugitive was caught hiding in a limousine that was parked in front of the home of the burglary/shotgun theft victim.

12-06-07: Burglary incident, 4800 block of Colorado Ave S. Suspect enters fenced in property of metal recycling site. A night watchman sees the suspect and calls police. The suspect exited the property and got into a van before officers arrived. The responding officers located the suspect in the van, and had the watchman do a show up ID of the suspect, which was positive. The officers also arrested another male in the van, who had an outstanding warrant.

12-10-07: Theft/Trafficking stolen property investigation, 4800 block of 35th Ave SW: Detective Bauer investigated an on-going theft incident in which an employee was allegedly stealing property from vulnerable adult residents, and then selling the items on EBAY. Detectives arrested the suspect, and later booked her.
Please noted the following:

* Outstanding work by the Patrol Officers!
* Outstanding follow-up by the Detectives!
* Outstanding work by the witnesses who had the presence of mind to call the Police or jot down the license plate number and other information!

Please read that last line again — it’s vital to call SPD as soon as possible when you see something suspicious, not just an emergency. (The non-emergency number is 206/625-5011.)

10 Replies to "Southwest Precinct police score big burglary busts"

  • Brian December 13, 2007 (5:22 pm)

    Way to go SPD! My wife was in law enforcement for 5 years and can’t stress enough how important it is to pay attention to what goes on around you. The police can’t be everywhere.

  • Sage K December 13, 2007 (5:42 pm)

    Woot Woot! Way to go SPD! Congrats on all the hard work you guys have done and on the alertness of area citizens. Thanks for helping to make WS safer :)

  • JD December 13, 2007 (5:50 pm)

    Go SPD! I love hearing stories like this. These guys work so hard and I totally appreciate their hard work. A little over a year ago, we had burglars breaking into our house when we were home. Not to mention looking into our bedroom window right in front of where I was hiding. SPD swooped in and caught them. It was pretty sweet but traumatizing!

  • Mike Dady December 13, 2007 (8:58 pm)

    Thank you SPD and thank you pro-active citizens for paying attention and looking out for your neighbors!

  • fiz December 13, 2007 (10:45 pm)

    SPD puts its life on the line every day for you and me! Hug a COP!

  • Lachlan December 13, 2007 (11:03 pm)

    Awesome job by both citizenry and SPD. Keep it up- we’re all in this together.

  • Todd inWestwood (south Delridge) December 13, 2007 (11:43 pm)

    Awesome job. “kick ass!” (said like Eric Cartman)
    keep ’em coming!

  • elevated concern December 14, 2007 (9:47 am)

    Our block watch training paid off. When you see an unfamiliar car and you know your neighbors routine doesn’t correspond, call the police.

  • Victoria December 14, 2007 (2:32 pm)

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!!! can’t say it enough

  • Cy December 14, 2007 (8:21 pm)

    Nice work cops. Every time I interact with the police in WS I’m impressed and glad these men and women are out there on our behalf. Thanks.

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