The Weekend Blotter

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself

On June 5th at approximately 4:48 a.m. officers responded to the 1300 block of South Alaska Street to investigate a man reportedly shot in the arm.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the male victim in his 20′s accidently shot himself in the arm while handling a handgun.  SFD medics responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital.

It’s Neighborly To Call the Cops If You Think Your Neighbor’s House Is Being Burglarized

On June 2nd, just before noon, North Precinct officers were dispatched to a call of a burglary in the 12500 Block of 25th Avenue NE.  A neighbor called 911 to report that he had just witnessed a burglary to his neighbor’s house.  The witness stated that he observed two men walking out the front door of his neighbor’s house with a pillowcase full of unknown items.  The caller yelled at the men to stop, but they took off running and got into a car, which left eastbound on NE 127th Street.  Fortunately, the neighbor was able to remember the description of the car and the license plate number.

Officers arrived and confirmed that there was evidence of a forced-entry burglary at the house.  The homeowner was contacted and returned home to speak with officers.  The suspect vehicle description was broadcast for other officers in the area.

A North Precinct officer spotted the suspect car travelling south on Interstate 5.  After a sufficient number of patrol cars were present, the suspect car was stopped at NE 45th Street and 5th Avenue NE.  There were two adult males inside the car.  While waiting for the witness to come by to identify the suspects, officers observed a stuffed pillowcase in the backseat of the car and a pair of leather gloves in the front passenger seat.  The neighbor witness was brought to the scene where he positively identified the two men as the ones he saw earlier coming out of his neighbor’s house.  The two suspects were arrested and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

Cops Arrest Another Burglar

On June 5th at approximately 6:40 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a suspicious person in the 7500 block of Dibble Avenue NW.  Officers located the suspect, who was in possession of a red Honda generator, a drill set, and a UPS package addressed to a local resident (all stolen property). 

Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect had been prowling the neighborhood and forcing entry into (primarily) garages, but attempted to get into at least one house. 

The male suspect was arrested and booked into the King County Jail. 

North Precinct Burglary detectives will handle the active and on-going investigation.

And Another…

On June 5th at approximately 2:50 p.m. officers responded to a report of a strong arm robbery in the 700 block of East Pike Street.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the 52-year-old male suspect entered a private party at an art gallery in the 700 block of East Pike Street.  The suspect stole a camera that was sitting on a table and fled on foot.  The victim (a female in her 20′s and the owner of the camera) gave chase while others present called 911. 

Responding officers caught the suspect near Boren Avenue and Union Street within three minutes of receiving the 911 call. 

The suspect was positively identified by the victim and witnesses.  Investigating officers recovered the victim’s camera from the suspect and returned it to the victim. 

The suspect was placed under arrest and will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.