Catching Up On Ye Olde Blotter

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee March 3, 2011

I got kinda busy yesterday and missed a couple of blotter items. Let me catch you up:

Teen Robber Arrested In Central District:

On 3-1-11, at approximately 2:11 p.m., officers responded to a call of a strong-arm robbery at a business in the 2300 block of S. Jackson St. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim. He stated that a black male teen suspect with an afro, wearing a dark jacket, stole his laptop and ran off Southbound from the location. Officers arriving in the area advised dispatch that they had just seen a suspect matching that description running Southbound in the 400 block of 25 AV S.  The officers located the suspect still in possession of the laptop and detained him in the 500 block of 25 Av S.  A loaded stolen handgun was also located on the suspect.

The victim stated that a second suspect was also involved.  A second victim was also located at the business.

It was determined that suspect 2 and the suspect 1 coordinated to steal the laptops.  The victim confronted Suspect 2 as he exited the Starbuck’s and attempted to retrieve his laptop and phone.  They struggled and fell to the ground.  Suspect 2 handed the laptop off to suspect 1 who ran from the scene SB on 23 Av S.  The second laptop and cell phone were damaged in the struggle.  Suspect 2 then ran SB from the scene and is still at large.

Suspect 1, a male 17-years-old was booked into Youth Service Center for Investigation of Robbery, Violation of Uniform Firearms Act, and Possession of Stolen Property. 

Suspect 2, is described as a black male, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.

Driver Smashes Into Parked Cars In North Seattle:

On March 2nd, at approximately 12:45 AM, North Precinct officers responded to the 8500 Block of Interlake Avenue North on reports of an SUV striking several parked cars along that street.  Officers arrived and located six parked cars along Interlake that had been struck, some with extensive damage.   Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle a short distance away where they contacted the driver.  He was placed under arrest and processed for Driving under the Influence.   Officers contacted some of the car owners at the scene.  Business cards with the case number were left on the windows of those cars whose owners were not contacted.

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