Wednesday, October 17, 2012

September Police Blotter

Pretty quiet in the neighborhood last month

September was a relatively calm period crime-wise, with "only" three reported home break-ins and a just single car prowl in Madison Park proper during the month.

The car break-in occurred on the 2200 block of 40th Avenue E. on September 11. There was also a car theft on the 3100 block of E. Madison St. on September 16.

The first house break-in occurred on around 5:30 am on September 12 at a residence on the 1200 block of 41st Avenue E.  The "non-forced" burglary apparently happened while the residents were asleep.  Upon awakening they discovered that four pieces of silver were missing from the living room area and that a computer bag from the house was sitting next to an exterior patio door. Though a bag of costume jewelry had been left behind by the intruder(s), the computer bag had been rifled and the multi-carat yellow diamond that it for some reason had contained was missing. The bag's other contents, business papers, a checkbook, and pens were, however left behind.  The burglar(s) apparently entered the house through an unlocked door.

Another break-in took place during the night of September 17 on the 2000 block of Parkside Drive E. in Broadmoor. That incident also apparently resulted from an unlocked door.  While the family slept someone entered the home and removed a laptop, scanner, iPad, iPhone, gift cards and an ID badge.  A backpack was also taken, apparently used to carry the stolen items.

There was also a burglary on the 1600 block of 39th Avenue E. on September 20.  From the police report: "Victim stated she and [a friend] were sitting on the front porch when someone climbed up onto the second floor balcony, entered the kitchen through open French doors, and stole the victim's purse."  In addition to the missing cash, the victim lost her car keys, drivers license, and credit cards.

The red fist icon on the map above marks the site (4200 block of E. Madison St.) where on September 5 there was an assault that resulted in a police response. Boiling the police report down to its essentials: an apparently intoxicated 40ish man poured a glass of water over the head of a female patron of the Red Onion.  Another man intervened, an altercation took place, and police were called. On arrival they arrested the suspect, discovering that he had a gun in his possession. Though he had a valid concealed-weapon permit, guns are not allowed in bars. The man was later charged with the gun violation.

As the press spokesman for the Seattle Police noted when relating this incident to us, "It's probably not a good idea to attract the attention of the police while you're violating the law."

[Star-burst icons on the map above are the sites of house break-ins, solid cars are car thefts, unsolid cars are car prowls, dollar bills are cases of theft or found property, and black masks are disturbances. The one such disturbance shown on the map turned out to be a minor incident once the police investigated.]

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