West Seattle Police Blotter week of 4-16-18
Car prowler on Delridge
Before calling 911 around 4:30 a.m. on Sat., April 7, the victim of a burglary spent 20 minutes searching for the suspect. When officers arrived in the 7700 block of Delridge Way S.W., the caller explained that he feel asleep on the sofa and was woken up when the patio door opened, then closed. He got up to look for the person who opened the door and discovered that his car had been prowled. All the items inside were strewn around. An umbrella and screwdriver from the car were on the ground, out in the grass. The man’s backpack, which was in the car, was found in his backyard. A woman’s white jacket, which the victim did not recognize, was placed in the backpack. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. They also looked for fingerprints but were unable to locate any.
Storage unit burglarized
Around 10 p.m. on Fri., April 6, officers received a call about a burglary at a storage unit located in the 4100 block of S.W. Graham Street. They arrived to interview the victim, who said the storage room was on the bottom floor of his apartment complex. His luggage was stolen.
Victim reports video game and console theft
Officers arrived in the 9200 block of 31st Avenue S.W. just before 4 p.m. on Tues., April 3 to investigate a burglary. The victim had returned home from work around 3:30 p.m. to find his front door open. Officers saw that the wooden doorframe was damaged, due to the burglar forcing it in. They took photographs of the damage and uploaded them into evidence. A game console was stolen, along with several vintage video games.
Burglar strikes apartments undergoing renovation
The owner of an apartment building in the 9000 block of 35th Avenue S.W. called police around 12:30 p.m. on Wed., April 4. He said that the units are being renovated. In the past couple of days, he reported, unknown suspects entered the building, damaging the washing machines and taking all of the coins. The burglars also stole six hot water heaters, which cost about $400 each. The man said his tools and rental car were also missing. The victim said three suspicious subjects had been seen loitering on the property.