The WSBeat: Victim fights back; more on the Fauntleroy arrest

By Megan Sheppard
On the WSBeat, for West Seattle Blog

From reports on cases handled recently by Southwest Precinct officers:

*Early Monday, in the Seaview neighborhood, a man burst into the room where his partner was sleeping and slapped her in the face several times. She shoved him out of the room, locked the door, barricaded it with a heavy box and went back to sleep. But when he managed to break through, she armed herself with a hammer and a paring knife, warned him to come no further and — as he lunged toward her — stabbed him in the hand. As he called 911 she grabbed the phone and screamed to the operator that she needed police. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center and placed under armed guard before being booked into King County Jail for investigation of misdemeanor assault.

Ahead, new details on another incident that happened about that time – which we also reported here (the screaming woman in Fauntleroy) – plus five other summaries:

*Around 2 am Monday, in the 4500 block of SW Trenton, a woman tried to prevent her intoxicated boyfriend from driving: She grabbed the keys and took off running. But witnesses saw him tackle her from behind and put his arm around her neck. She was able to get away and screamed for help. Officers spoke with the man, who denied laying a hand on her. His eyes were bloodshot, and during the conversation his mood and demeanor changed rapidly and repeatedly. He was booked into King County Jail for investigation of domestic-violence assault.

*A student visiting the U.S. allowed a crying woman to use her cell phone Monday evening around 7 pm near 12th and Roxbury. For her trouble, she was hit in the side of the head and knocked to the ground. The woman spouting the phony waterworks ran off with the phone. The thief was accompanied by a man and a large dog.

*Tuesday afternoon, bystanders wrestled a suspect to the ground after he tried to steal a woman’s cell phone in a Westwood Village store. The 15-year-old — a Tukwila resident — was booked into the Youth Service Center. Also on Tuesday, a male thief wearing a white fuzzy knit cap with ear flaps grabbed a cellphone from a woman while she was using a computer at the South Park Library.

*An Arbor Heights convenience store clerk called 911, concerned about an intoxicated customer who appeared to be driving away from the store. Officers confirmed that the man had alcohol on his breath, and a records check showed that he was wanted on $32,000 worth of warrants. He was booked into King County Jail.

*After reporting an assault he saw near 16th and Elmgrove on Tuesday, a citizen followed the suspect vehicle, proving 911 with information as it ran red lights, traveled at a high speed, and passed other vehicles recklessly. The driver stopped abruptly in the 4700 block of 21st SW, and the driver walked off into the Duwamish Greenspace. An officer found him with bloodshot and glassy eyes and widely-dilated pupils. He smelled of alcohol, admitted he was taking Percocet, but denied assaulting his female friend. However, a witness had seen him grab the woman and slam her against the passenger door at least three times, hard enough to cause the car to shake. He was booked into King County Jail for investigation of DUI and assault.

*Around 2 p.m. Monday, a patron at the South Park Library reported that a man was pacing back and forth in the parking lot with his pants down and his genitals exposed. He was last seen heading northbound on 8th Ave. S. And late Sunday, a waitress in a Delridge Triangle bar told a patron to zip up and take a hike after she delivered a beer to his table and saw his genitals on display.

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.

7 Replies to "The WSBeat: Victim fights back; more on the Fauntleroy arrest"

  • lucky chick April 15, 2011 (12:50 pm)

    Ladies (and men), if you are ever flashed, laugh loudly and point at the flasher’s, uh, flashlight. Seriously, they are trying to horrify you, and it will be very difficult to laugh, but it will humiliate them and stop them in their tracks (I learned this after being flashed for about the 5th time).

  • dancingcat April 15, 2011 (2:49 pm)

    So at the tender age of 22, many moons ago…, huhhh I mean just a few years ago, I was walking in downtown Seattle with my sister. A nice looking gentleman wearing what appeared to be a business suit drove by in his sports car and gave us a big smile. We giggled and continued to stroll along the sidewalk. Then from behind we heard “Hey ladies..” My sister and I turned around only to view this same man standing beside his car, naked from the waist down, doing the “swing it from side to side” dance for us with both arms bent behind his head! Now this was a sight….The guy was obviously driving around downtown with a suit from the waist up and bare assed from the waist down…Really? Well, needless to say this didn’t have the affect he was hoping for. We both burst out belly laughing so hard at this ridiculous sight, that our flustered flasher sheepishly retreated into his hot car and hightaled it out of there….Ahhh, fond memories…and yes laughing at those who feel the need to share to share their junk…works!

  • dancingcat April 15, 2011 (4:57 pm)

    On above comment ‘hightaled’ should read hightailed…My bad. God, I love spellcheck!
    PS. Anymore spelling errors and I’ll simply chalk it up to dyslexic sometimers….

  • gayle April 15, 2011 (7:10 pm)

    Can we please make these sort of horrid crime details available via a link? If one desires this level of detail, one will look for it or read beyond the headlines of the Seattle Times.
    Too much!


    • WSB April 15, 2011 (7:28 pm)

      Hi, Gayle. WSB has long reported on crime – frankly, after leaving TV, I wasn’t expecting to do much of that, but we started receiving so many questions, reports, comments, etc., that it became one of our regular areas of focus, though sometimes we can go days with no crime reports at all; like other areas of news, it ebbs and flows. If you mean the leadoff item in this roundup in particular, perhaps it is a little more vivid than most of what we usually feature before the jump – TR

  • gayle April 15, 2011 (7:40 pm)

    Yes, it’s the ‘more vivid’ part that I personally would prefer to not know of. Thanks for your reply and consideration.

    Empathetically yours…

  • datamuse April 15, 2011 (8:09 pm)

    Five times, lucky chick?? Dang. I’ve not had the dubious experience even once.
    Now that I’ve said that, it’ll happen next week…

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