Memorial Day Weekend SPD Blotter Working Overtime

It’s been a busy Memorial Day weekend 2011 thus far. In addition to gang members shooting at each other from cars in the Central District and cop cars running into each other on Capitol Hill, here are the other blotter items posted by SPD this weekend.

Truck/motorcycle collision in South Seattle

On May 29th at approximately 12:45 p.m. officers responded to a pickup truck/motorcycle collision in the area of 55th Avenue South and South Roxbury.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a yellow Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling westbound on South Roxbury at a high rate of speed.  A blue Ford Ranger pickup truck was traveling eastbound on South Roxbury and initiated a left turn onto 55th Avenue South when the two vehicles collided. 

SFD medics responded to the scene and transported the 49-year-old motorcyclist to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Ford Ranger was not injured.

Officers examined the driver of the Ford Ranger for any signs of drug and/or alcohol impairment.  None were detected.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.

There were no citations issued at the scene which is standard procedure in serious traffic collisions requiring extensive follow up investigation and collision reconstruction.


Burglary arrest in South Seattle

On May 29th at approximately 10:05 a.m. officers responded to a 911 report of a burglary to a business in the 9400 block of Rainier Avenue South.  The reporting party observed two adult male suspects inside the fenced storage lot of the closed auto repair garage removing parts from a vehicle.  The suspects began to leave with the stolen auto assessories when the owner of the business confronted them.  The suspects fled the scene on foot.

Responding officers located one of the suspects near 56th Avenue South and South Fletcher Street.  The 26-year-old male suspect was placed under arrest and subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.  

The second suspect remains at large. 

South Precinct Burglary detectives will handle the on-going investigation.


Car Prowl suspect apprehended on Capitol Hill

On May 28th at approximately 3:23 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a car prowl to a vehicle in a garage in the 1500 block of 15th Avenue.  A witness provided officers with a detailed suspect description and direction of travel. 

Officers conducting an area search located and detained the suspect.  The witness was able to positively identify the suspect and the suspect was subsequently placed under arrest. 

Officers recovered a knife and a screw driver off of the suspect which were photographed and placed into evidence.  

The 50-year-old male suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Car Prowling.


Bank Robbery in Magnolia

On May 28th at approximately 12:22 p.m. officers responded to a bank robbery in the 2400 block of 34th Avenue West.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect entered the bank, passed a note to the teller demanding money and implied that he was armed.  The suspect fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash and remains at large. 

Responding officers conducted an area search for the suspect but were unable to locate him.  Nobody was injured during the course of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male, 40 to 45 years of age, 5’9″ tall, heavyset with long dreadlocks, wearing a black doo-rag, a gray Corona beer sweatshirt, blue jeans and dirty white shoes.    

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police immediately and refer to this incident.


A Greenlake groper caught

On May 27th at approximately 7:46 p.m. officers responded to the 7200 block of East Greenlake Drive North for a reported sexual assault.  Upon arrival the officers contacted the female victim who stated that she had just been sexually assaulted while walking across the street from the park. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that an unknown male suspect passed by the victim on foot and then ran up behind her and groped her.  When the victim screamed the suspect ran off.

Investigating officers conducted an area search and located the suspect on the park’s running track.  The victim positively identified the suspect and he was subsequently placed under arrest. 

It is unknown at this time if this suspect is connected to any other incidents that have occurred around the city.

Sexual Assault Unit detectives will be handling the follow up investigation.