The Morning Blotter (Updated)

By Brian Slodysko November 20, 2009

(Now with more crimey goodness!)

Magnolia: A neighbor in Magnolia called police at about 3:00 a.m. on November 12th to report that they had seen three men breaking in to cars in the area, who had gotten into a black sedan and left north on Thorndyke Avenue. While police were searching the area, they spotted a car matching the description given to 911 operators and followed it. Officers watched as the driver of the vehicle became erratic while trying to park his vehicle in the 2500 block of Thorndyke Ave W. Police contact the driver, who told officers he did not have a license. Officers pulled the man out of his car and patted him down, and found several iPods on him. Inside the car, officers also found several more iPods, GPS equipment, and expensive graphing calculators laying on the driver's seat. All told, police recovered three calculators, four iPods, 2 GPS systems, a Nintendo DS, a Zune, and a checkbook, as well as a pair of two backpacks, latex gloves, and a box cutter. The man wasbooked into King County Jail for investigation of theft and posession of stolen property. Police were able to identify the owners of the two iPods, Nintendo DS, GPS units, and checkbook found in the man's car.

Eastside: A man was treated at Harborview for being coked-out-of-his-skull and lit-up on red wine, and the load of stolen property he was carrying was recovered early Thursday morning. Once released from the hospital, the man will be (probably already is) booked into jail. The arrest stems from a burglary officers responded to at a business located on the 1400 block of 18th Ave. An alarm was sounding  and and the runny-nosed suspect was seen exiting a broken window with a large amount of merchandise. The suspect was later contacted by police and identified by witnesses. He will be held in King County jail on suspicion of burglary.

South Seattle:  Two men kicked in the front door of a South Seattle residence and stole a large flat screen TV in broad daylight, on Wednesday . According to one of the victims, a teenager, one of the men knocked on the front door of his house, located in the 5300 block of South Creston St., while another man wearing a bandanna over his face crouched in nearby bushes. The teen locked the door, but the men then opted to kick it in. One of the assailants went for the flat screen while the other punched the teenager's mother in the face. She was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. Police still have no suspects or leads as to the whereabouts of the large flat screen, though an investigation is being conducted into the matter.

East Precinct Community: Police say thank you for your support in the aftermath of the slaying of Officer Timothy Brenton.

Best Crime Lede of the Week: "A gang in the remote Peruvian jungle has been killing people for their fat, police charged Thursday, draining it from their corpses and offering it on the black market for use in cosmetics." (!!!!!!!)

Would He Be As Lenient? Pierce County judge convicted of patronizing a prostitute and harassment will face no jail time.

Low: Thieves steal $2,000 worth of food from food bank.

Going Up: Crime in the Central District.

Also Up: Criminal deportations have increased 40% in the Pacific Northwest.

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