West Seattle Police Blotter week of 7-9-18
Man arrested with machete and BB gun in Delridge neighborhood
Witnesses called 911 around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday night, June 28 to report a man with a rifle and machete outside an apartment building in the 7500 block of 24 Ave SW. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the man standing in the stairwell of the building, pacing back and forth. SWAT team members as well as hostage negotiators responded and were able to start a dialogue with the 33-year-old man. After an hour of talking with the suspect, officers were able to convince the man to come down from the stairwell. SWAT officers took the suspect into custody and discovered the rifle was a BB gun. Officers booked the suspect into King County Jail for investigation of harassment and assault. The caller said that she and her daughter were walking to do laundry when they found the man in the building. They both felt threatened by the man.
Eyeglasses stolen from storage unit
A man reported a burglary of his apartment complex storage unit, located in the 4000 block of 26th Ave SW, around 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 1. The victim works as a eyeglasses frame salesman sand said $20,000 worth of merchandise was stolen. Officers were unable to see the suspect on security footage. There was no damage to access doors. The storage unit door’s wire screen was cut and the inside, ransacked.
Tools stolen on W Marginal Way
Around 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, officers headed to 4700 block of W Marginal Way SW. A man working at the business explained that his employee let at 1 p.m. the day before and returned to find his doors and fence unlocked, as well as several tools missing from the shop.
Stolen from storage unit
A storage unit in the 3200 block of SW Avalon Way was broken into, and the victim informed police of the crime around 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. She noticed several items missing, including a chainsaw and climbing gear. The unit is within an apartment complex, on the main floor, and requires a key to gain entry. The victim did not notice damage or pry marks to the exterior door. Multiple residents share the storage space. Officers were unable to find any fingerprints.
Attempted burglary on W Marginal Way SW
Officers received notice of a tripped alarm in the 6900 block of W Marginal Way SW around 11:40 p.m. on Monday, June 25. They had responded to a burglary call at the same location the day before. The owner said that suspects cut the lock from a secured fence and left a large ladder laying on the ground in the corner of the building. When the caller tried to go inside, he felt someone pushing the door back. Officers went inside the building and saw the rooftop door gate’s two locks were cut off. A K9 unit searched inside but there were no suspects to be found. Security footage revealed three suspects climbing to the roof but left after cutting the locks. They then left in an unknown direction. No property was stolen.