POLICE BLOTTER | Oct. 11, 2017

The following are selected reports from the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct. They represent the officers’ accounts of the events described.

Door Slam

Just after 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 1, an employee at a store in the 400 block of Queen Anne Avenue North called 911 to report a disturbance between two men who were still on site.

Officers responded and spoke with the two men. The first man, later identified as the victim, said the incident began when he stepped outside the store to smoke a cigarette. The suspect, who was already standing outside, complained about the smoke. Words were exchanged between the two men but the victim eventually moved further away from the suspect.

While the victim was still outside smoking the suspect went back inside the store. Once he finished his cigarette, the victim went to re-enter the store. As he went to walk into the door the suspect forcibly swung the door open into the victim’s head.

The victim told police the suspect sarcastically apologized and went and sat back down outside. He said his head hurt and he felt dizzy and nauseous. The suspect stated the assault had been an accident, however the employee who witnessed the entire incident stated it appeared intentional.

Officers didn’t arrest anybody on scene, but did file a report with the prosecutor’s office.

Garage Burglary

Just after 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 4, the resident of a house in the 2400 block of Second Avenue West reported their detached garage was broken into sometime overnight.

The victim reported they believed the burglary occurred at 2 a.m. that morning. The burglary was discovered at approximately 8:20 a.m., when the victim went out to their car to bring their child to work.

The rear passenger side window was broken and a backpack containing gym clothes and a pair of bluetooth headphones was taken.

Ride Denied

Just before 4 p.m. on Sept. 30, police responded to a reported assault in the 200 block of Fifth Avenue North.

The victim is a driver for a rideshare company. He said he’d been parked in a parking lot when a man approached and asked for a ride. When he told the suspect he couldn’t give him a ride, the suspect became enraged and hit the driver in the head with a bottle.

He grabbed the victim’s phone and ran off southbound. The victim gave chase and was able to get his phone back.

He gave police a vague description of the suspect, and police were unable to locate him during an area check.


At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 28, police responded to the 100 block of Fourth Avenue North for a reported robbery that actually occurred in the Seattle Center outside of the Armory.

The victim told police he’d been on the bus when two women approached him and asked him to buy them bus tickets. They convinced him to get off the bus and go with them to an ATM outside of the Armory. Once at the ATM one of the suspects pulled a pocket knife out and demanded that he give them money.

The victim said the suspects didn’t get any money from him because he ran away. Police searched the neighborhood for the suspects but didn’t find them.

Stolen Wallet

Just before 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 30, police responded to a restaurant in the 4200 block of Gilman Avenue West for a burglary.

The restaurant owner said someone broke into the business sometime between 9 and 9:30 p.m. the previous night, and stole $80 in change and the owner’s wallet.

After the burglary, the suspect made about 10 fraudulent transactions with the owner’s debit and credit cards, resulting in a loss of more than $400.

There was no evidence left behind including no signs of how the suspect got into the building.

Open Window

Just after 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 29, a homeowner in the 300 block of Highland Drive called 911 to report someone broke into his garage sometime overnight.

He stated he believed the burglary took place sometime between 4 p.m. the previous afternoon and 9:30 a.m. that morning. His wife had locked her bike up in the garage at about 4 p.m.

The suspect broke in through a window that had been left ajar and took about $6,000 worth of property from the garage.