West Seattle Police Blotter week of 11-13-17
Construction site burglarized
Officers headed to the 2800 block of S.W. Adams at 7:30 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 3 after receiving a report of a burglary in a town house that’s under construction. The caller, who works for the construction company, arrived at work in the morning to find the suspect crouching at the back door of the building. He asked the suspect what he was doing there, and the man replied that he was just going to use the onsite portable toilet. Then, the suspect abruptly started running away. A few minutes later, the caller found the back door to the residence was forced open. The only thing missing from inside was a box of doorknobs. Officers searched for fingerprints but were unable to find any.
Burglars take tools from home undergoing renovation
Just before 8 a.m. on Thurs., Nov. 2, officers received a call about a stolen tool bag taken from inside a residence on the 6000 block of Beach Dr. SW. The victim said that the home is unoccupied currently, as it undergoes a major renovation. A neighbor witnessed subjects climb over the fence and take items, before fleeing in a RV. A few other tools were taken from the house.
Burglarized twice in two months
Officers received a call about a burglary in the 7300 block of California Avenue S.W. The crime occurred overnight. The home was under-construction, and the contractor reported the burglary at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 1. The front door jamb had been split at the deadbolt latch plate area. The doorknob on the side garage had been dented, as well, in an attempt to pry it open. The suspect also attempted to pry open a rear window with a flat chisel. The chisel was left in the window frame. The contractor provided officers with a list of tools that had been stolen. He said that the same location was broken into approximately one month ago.
Assault on 59th Avenue S.W. leads to arrest
At 12:20 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 2, police were dispatched to the 4000 block of 59th Avenue S.W. to investigate a disturbance. The suspect was an acquaintance of the victim and had been staying at his house. The victim had asked the suspect to leave the home, and the suspect began taking items and placing them outside. At one point, he threatened the victim with a kitchen knife. The victim felt threatened and called 911. By the time officers arrived, the suspect had left the area. The victim was missing his cell phone, ID and Orca pass. The victim searched through a bag that the victim left behind. Officers then took the suspects belongings to the precinct for safekeeping. They found among his belongings several driver’s licenses with the names of other people printed on them, as well as four different credit cards under other names. A check of the suspect’s bicycle showed that it had been reported stolen. Officers located the suspect on Beach Dr. S.W. and placed him under arrest. They interviewed the man, who admitted to using the stolen identities to elude police. He said he finds the credit cards and trades them for drugs. He also had several prescription pills, a drug scale and a clear baggie of meth in his possession. The suspect was booked into King County Jail.