This Weekend In Crime: Part 2

Man Uses Hatchet In Window-Smashing Rampage In U-District

On 6/13/10, at approximately 2:00 a.m., numerous callers reported a male breaking out car windows with an unknown object in the  4200 block of Brooklyn Av N.  Callers stated that at least 10 car windows had been broken out.  One report was that the windows of his neighbors unit was being broken out.  The male/suspect was carrying two back packs and it appeared that the back packs were used to carry stolen items.

The last caller stated that the suspect was armed with a hatchet and threw it at him before fleeing on foot.  During the area search, officers stopped a possible suspect S/B on the University Street bridge.  The suspect had two back packs with him and matched the description

Witnesses were available and made a positive ID on the suspect.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to the North precinct. The suspect was subsequently booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Malicious Mischief.

Homeowner Chases Burglar, Hits Him With Stool

On 6/13/10, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers responded to the 4600 block of S. Fontanelle St. to catch a burglar who had just been chased by the homeowner/victim.  The homeowner chased and struck the suspect with a stool before losing contact with him.

According to the victim, the suspect had come into the home through a side window, packed up some clothing, and then ran out a side door when confronted.  A K9 unit started a track and contacted a matching suspect in the 4400 block of  S. Webster St.  The victim responded to the scene and identified the suspect.  The stolen property was recovered by the K9 unit during the track. The suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary. The suspect has a history of burglary.

More Gunfire In Belltown

On 6/13/10, at approximately 2:30 a.m., shortly after bar close, officers heard a single gunshot come from the area just to the north of a night club in the 2200 block of Western Av.  According to the Club Security, they had been advised that a male who had just gotten into a red Cadillac had been armed with a handgun.

Officers contacted this subject and ordered him from the car but he had no gun on his person.  He had been the only occupant in the car, and there was a black semiautomatic handgun, with the hammer cocked, clearly visible sticking out from under the driver’s seat.

During the investigation, the male admitted firing one shot into the air.  He claimed that it was in response to two males who had been flashing their own guns, though there were no witnesses or evidence to support his claim.

The subject did have a valid CCW in his possession and DOL showed a 9mm Ruger registered in his name. Officers also discovered one spent casing in the area of the lot to which the suspect had directed officers .

The suspect would not give consent to search his vehicle, so it was impounded to the processing room pending a search warrant.

The suspect was investigated and released at the scene.