West Seattle Police Blotter week of 4-30-18
Officers arrest warrant subject in Westwood Village
Officers were patrolling Westwood Village in West Seattle on Tuesday, April 24, as part of an ongoing effort to curb car break-ins and auto theft. They spotted a vehicle they recognized that had been used in the past by a warrant suspect. Officers checked records and found that the 29-year-old suspect had more than $60,000 in outstanding warrants. So they waited for the man to return, and when he did a minute later, drink in hand, they approached him. When he saw the officers, he dropped his beverage, turned and ran away. The suspect slipped and fell, after running a block, and officers took him into custody and booked him into King County Jail. Police searched the man’s backpack and discovered a .45 handgun. The suspect did not possess a concealed weapons permit, and the gun was placed into evidence. Officers also found credit cards not belonging to the suspect, lock picks and shaved keys.
Home in construction burglarized on 44th Ave SW
Around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, a man called police to say that a home in the 7300 block of 44 Ave SW was burglarized for the second time. He was not the owner. He said that the home is under construction. Pry marks from an unknown tool were visible on a door on the north side of the home. He locked the door the night before and said that no property had been taken. The owner of the home then arrived on the scene. Officers were unable to find fingerprints as the home was covered in dust from construction.