Police Blotter 4/14

I just called to say...
A woman called police on March 29 at around 3 p.m. to report her phone had been stolen while dancing the night before in a nightclub located in the 300 block of Fifth Avenue North. The victim stated she had been dancing with the suspect at about 11:30 p.m. on Mar. 28. While dancing the suspect's hand was near her front pocket, where her phone was located. She realized her phone was missing around midnight.
The victim notified the club's staff that her phone was missing, and the dance floor was cleared so she could try to find it, thinking it had fallen out of her pocket. She tried calling the phone several times. At about 4 a.m. a man answered. When she asked for her phone back, the victim says the suspect began talking in slang and said he was a gang member and then said some offensive remarks. The victim had service disconnected for the phone.

Ping Pong Pow
Police were called to Seattle Children's Home located in the 2000 block of 10th Avenue West on March 28 at 11:35 a.m. They were told one of the patients was playing ping-pong with another patient when he threw the paddle at the other patient.
When a staff member went to intervene the suspect head butted the staffer in the nose twice and struck his right arm with a pool cue.
The suspect was restrained by staff and put in a quiet room. Officers spoke with staff but not the suspect. The victim sustained injuries including bruises and a possible broken nose.

Broadcast burglary
On March 28 at 12:20 p.m. an employee of an apartment complex located in the 300 block of Second Avenue West called police to report a burglary. The employee said a big screen television had been stolen from the lobby of the complex.
He said he left the office at 6 p.m. on March 27 and returned at 9 a.m. the next day to find the television missing. A resident told the employee he had seen the television in the lobby at 11:30 p.m. on March 27.
Police investigated the scene, and couldn't determine how the suspect gained entry to the secured building. The suspect removed the television, router and another television device, all of which were attached to the wall. Police think the suspect used a cutting tool to cut the wires that were attached to the television. The glass table that was below the television was covered with drywall dust.
Rock and rolled
A woman called 911 on March 27 at 1:13 a.m. to report she had just seen two males exit a store through a broken out front glass door. The store is located in the 3300 block of West McGraw Street. The witness couldn't tell the police which direction the suspects went. Police checked the area, but could not find them.
The front door of the store was broken out with a large rock and at the time the police report was filed it was unknown what, if anything, had been taken.

Push comes to shove
A Seattle Center Security employee was securing a building at the Seattle Center located in the 300 block of Harrison Street at 7:30 p.m. on March 28. He was followed by the suspect. When the employee asked the suspect what he wanted, the suspect pushed him. The victim pushed the suspect away, and the suspect proceeded to grab the victim. The pair rolled to the ground in a fight. Seconds later other security employees and nearby citizens intervened and were able to hold the suspect down so a security guard could place him into custody.
Seattle Police Department officers responded to the scene and arrested the suspect, whom they were unable to identify by the time the police report was released. The suspect was uncooperative with police; he was booked into King County Jail for misdemeanor assault under the name John Doe.

He hates glass
Police responded to reports of property damage at a business located in the 300 block of West Republican Street at 12:23 a.m. on March 27. Upon arrival, the officer observed the front glass window broken out and the front glass door smashed in. It appeared the suspect had attempted to break the front door by striking it twice with a large rock. When he was unsuccessful he threw the rock through the front window. The area near and around the front desk appeared to be undisturbed, but the officer was unable to confirm if anything had been taken because he couldn't reach the storeowner or any employees.
The officer was able to reach the owner of the building, who lives nearby.

Devil wears trash bags
Police responded to reports of two women fighting in the street at the intersection of Denny Way and Dexter Avenue at 8:35 p.m. on March 27. Multiple units responded to the scene.
Two witnesses said they had not seen what precipitated the fight, but saw them on the ground in the street; one was on top of the other.
The victim told police she was pushing her shopping carts across Denny Way when the suspect, from inside a bus stop, began calling her a satanic devil worshiper as well as yelling other insults. The suspect then approached the victim, pushing her shopping cart over and swinging her bag at the victim. The victim then swung her backpack at the suspect and they began fighting. She said they ended up falling on the ground in the street.
The suspect told police that her sister sells drugs to the victim, and that it was the victim's devil-worshiping, voodoo-practicing fault that the suspect was homeless. Police suspected the suspect to be in a manic state, and she told officers she currently hears voices.
The suspect was placed into an involuntary hold and transported to Harborview Medical Center.

The family jewels
The victim is in the process of selling her house. On Mar. 27 she left her home at 1 p.m. while her real estate agent was conducting an open house. Upon returning at 4 p.m. she discovered a jewelry box missing from the top of her dresser. The box held a number of pieces of heirloom jewelry that had belonged to her mother. The agent said he had been seated on the couch during the open house. As people entered the house he would get up and show them the interior. Due to the design of the house, it is possible that the suspect could have come in the front door and made it to the upstairs bedroom where the jewelry box was located without the agent noticing.
The agent said he had left all the doors unlocked during the open house.

On March 27 somebody called police to report an assault on a pastor at a church located in the 2900 block of West Dravus Street. The assault occurred Feb. 21 and the caller said there had been some ongoing problems within the church, and a number of church members and church council members had been at odds. On this day, one of the church's pastors and a member were in the church office discussing church issues. One of the church's council members, who has taken issue with some of the pastor's sermons, came into the office and began shouting at the pastor and the other church member.
The suspect then pushed the pastor up against one of the desks in the office, causing the pastor to fall backward.[[In-content Ad]]