Tukwila Police Blotter: ‘Officers woke Rip Van Winkle up and he moved along’


From our friends at the Tukwila Police Department:

Blotter for Saturday April 7th and Sunday, April 8th 2018. It was another busy weekend with quite a few calls for service. Remember to swing by Claim Jumper this Thursday if you have time from 5PM – 9PM for Tip-A-Cop with the tips going to the Special Olympics. Also, a reminder to get in your applications for our summer internship by April 30th!

Looking at the weather forecast for this week is depressing. Straight rain! Haven’t been this disappointed since the time Full House killed off Papouli! Remember to give yourself some extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you for reaction time and keep an eye out for standing water in the roadways. If you are involved in a collision, pull off to the side of the road or even better, get off the road altogether and into a parking lot to exchange info.

Speaking of rain, check out the photo of this awesome Mary Poppins setup we have going on for our motorcycle unit to keep the rain off their tablets and other technological gizmos.

Vehicle Prowl 188539
13000 blk Gateway Dr
A vehicle was broken into. A gun safe with a firearm in it was removed from the trunk along with ammunition and an iPod.

Theft 188540
15200 blk Tukwila Int Blvd
A female asked a male for a ride. He dropped her off in the 15200 blk of Tukwila Int Blvd at her request. After she left, he noticed that his iPhone that had been on the center console was missing.

DV Assault 188541
4200 blk 164th St
A male and female got into a physical altercation after an argument. The male had minor injuries and a possible broken nose from the altercation. The female half was booked for DV Assault.

Suspicious Activity/Warrant Arrest 188545
3700 blk 152nd St
Officers responded to the report of several individuals that were not residents of an apartment complex getting in and out of several vehicles and being loud for several hours. Officers contacted the group. A male was booked on an outstanding trespass warrant out of Auburn.

Stolen Vehicle 188556
2900 blk 112th St
A customer rented a vehicle that was due back on March 31st. They failed to return it or respond to the companies attempts to contact them. The rental vehicle was entered in the system as stolen. Not sure of the point of stealing a vehicle that you provided a copy of your driver license to rent in the first place…There are easier ways of getting cheap thrills like peeling a lemon when you have a paper cut.

Shoplift 188559
14200 blk Tukwila Int Blvd
Two males entered a store, loaded up several boxes and a whole bunch of Legos then fled on foot in two different directions. They were not located. The Lego Bandits act was caught on surveillance cameras just like others that have tried and failed before them.

Stolen Vehicle 188562
Southcenter District
A 1994 Honda Civic was stolen sometime between 11:30AM – Noon.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle 188569
3700 blk Southcenter Blvd
A vehicle stolen on March 7th was found with three flat tired parked in front of one of our problem apartment units. No better way to draw further attention to one’s criminal activities like leaving stolen vehicles parked out front.
Juvenile Problem 188573
Southcenter District
Officers stopped a fight before it got started and trespassed and removed several individuals from the property.

Suspicious Activity 188584
14100 blk Tukwila Int Blvd
A female called 911 stating that an acquaintance of hers stole her vehicle. She then stated the vehicle isn’t actually in her name but is in someone else’s name. She then realized that reporting a vehicle as stolen that wasn’t actually hers probably wasn’t the best idea since she had a theft warrant for her own criminal misdeeds.

Dispute 188592
Southcenter District
A store owner observed a female removing tags from merchandise. When he asked her to stop doing so, her parents took offense to it and engaged him in a loud, heated dispute. An officer happened to be nearby and heard the commotion and diffused the situation before it turned physical.
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Welfare Check 188615
13100 blk Interurban Ave S
A male was reported as having been sitting in his vehicle at a gas pump for close to an hour. Immediate thought was that he is a very patient person from Oregon waiting for someone to come out and pump his gas. Turned out he was just sleeping in his car and as a bonus, his vehicle is the suspect vehicle from a previous shoplifting incident at Kohls. Officers woke Rip Van Winkle up and he moved along.

Suspicious Vehicle/Warrant Arrest 188623
15400 blk 53rd Ave
Officers contacted two individuals in the wee hours of the morning in a vehicle with no plates or temp tags in a dark corner of a parking lot. One of the two had multiple warrants out of several cities. The other male had “name amnesia” and couldn’t remember his name or date of birth for awhile. Turned out he just didn’t want us to find out that he had a felony escape warrant. Both males were booked on their warrants.

Unwanted Person/Liquor Violation 188624
14000 blk Interurban Ave S
An intoxicated male who thought he was in Vegas was wandering around a parking lot with booze in hand then attempted to enter a casino with said booze. They told him absolutely not and asked him to leave. He decided instead to go for the INGA Award (I’m Not Going Anywhere) and stood his ground refusing to leave. Officers contacted him and he left.

Warrant Arrest 188660
14100 blk Tukwila Int Blvd
Officers responded to the report of a female screaming and yelling at people and attempting to enter a business. Officers contacted her and discovered that she had multiple warrants got assault an obstructing a law enforcement officer. She was booked on the warrants.

Attempted Shoplift 188669
17100 Southcenter Blvd
A female suspected of shoplifting at the stores location in another city was observed cutting security sensors off merchandise with a knife. She was so nonchalant about it that she even decided that she was hungry and began eating food and candy right off the shelves while she went about her criminal business. Officers contacted her and trespassed her from the store at the request of the business.

Vehicle Prowl/Suspicious Person 188677
5900 blk 180th St
An officer patrolling an area that has been hit hard by vehicle prowls heard a vehicle alarm go off nearby. As he approaches the vehicle he sees a male standing right next to victim vehicle. The male sees the officer coming and attempts to get in his getaway vehicle parked right next to the victim vehicle. The getaway driver also sees the officer coming and decides that their friendship isn’t as precious as staying out of jail so he booked it leaving the suspect standing there heartbroken that their friendship didn’t mean enough to the other suspect. He does what they all do in this situation and decided to just try to walk away and act cool. He was detained and identified. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough probable cause to arrest him even though we all know what went down. But, we know who he is now and what kind of car his probably now ex-friend drives.

Warrant Arrest 188694
3700 blk 144th St
Officers contacted several individuals in a vehicle with no license plates just before midnight in a parking lot. The driver is one of our regulars and had a no contact order with a female. There were two females in the vehicle one of which had ID with her. The other female went the name amnesia route but ultimately was able to remember her name. She had an outstanding theft warrant and was booked.


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