Suspected thief shot: At about 1:30 a.m. near the 33200 block of Pacific Highway South, a subject located his stolen vehicle and got into a verbal dispute with the suspected thief. At some point, the car owner produced a gun and shot the alleged car thief. Based on circumstances and video footage, the owner of the stolen car was arrested for first degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm. The subject that was shot was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
Sexual video sent via student email: At about 12:08 p.m. near the 35999 block of 16th Avenue South, the principal of Todd Beamer High School called to report that the IT department had discovered a 15-year-old Decatur student had sent a video of a male and female engaged in sexual intercourse to a 16-year-old Todd Beamer student via their student email accounts. Identities and ages of the people in the video cannot be determined. The principal stated she did not observe the video. Contact information for the Decatur student’s parents was provided to police by staff. Police spoke with involved parties and they were advised to speak with their schools’ principals. No crime was committed.
Daughter punches mother: At about 11:25 a.m. near the 200 block of SW 319th Lane, a 16-year-old girl punched her mother in the face five times during an argument. The girl was arrested without incident and booked into the King County Youth Center.
Burglary found by K-9: At about 4:40 a.m. near the 33029 block of Pacific Highway South, a man was arrested after attempting to burglarize a tow yard. A police K-9 located the suspect hiding nearby after he fled from officers. The man was arrested for second-degree burglary.
Mailboxes sawed open: At about 4:14 p.m. near the 1300 block of SW Campus Drive, an unknown suspect(s) used a power saw to open up the large mailbox that houses 16 resident mailboxes. There is no surveillance video of the theft nor any witnesses identified.
Person robbed after paying escort: At about 7:58 p.m. near the 1700 block of SW 309th Street, the victim agreed to meet an escort at the Miro Apartments. The escort got into the victim’s vehicle, was paid $1,000, and then took the victim around to the back of the apartment. Two men, both armed with handguns, assaulted and robbed the victim for an additional $400. The male suspects fled on foot.
Suspect shoots at woman: At about 10:54 p.m. near the 2000 block of S. 327th Lane, officers were dispatched to the Porch Light Apartments for a recent assault. The reporting party said that 10 minutes prior, she was assaulted by two men with a gun, who shot at her. The suspects were gone on arrival from the location in a white truck, possibly a U-Haul. There is no further information on the suspects and their location is unknown. No injuries resulted from the incident.
Domestic violence: At about 1:10 p.m. near the 4900 block of SW 319th Lane, police responded to a report of a domestic violence incident with a weapon. Police located the victim and developed probable cause for felony harassment. The suspect was placed into custody and booked into jail.
Mailing marijuana: At about 11:46 a.m. near the 31811 block of Pacific Highway South, an unknown male dropped a package off at the UPS Store to be shipped to North Carolina. Employees smelled an odor coming from the package that smelled like marijuana. They opened the package and confirmed it was marijuana. The drugs were placed into evidence by police to be destroyed.
Patient’s pistol seized: At about 8:33 p.m. near the 34515 block of 9th Avenue South, a man entered St. Francis Hospital’s emergency room carrying a pistol in a fanny pack, concealed. Hospital staff found the gun and turned it over to police. The man does not have a concealed pistol license and the pistol was seized. The man was cited and later released to receive the medical treatment he was there for originally.
Wallet stolen from unlocked car: At about 1:35 p.m. near the 1300 block of SW Campus Drive, the reporting party’s vehicle was left unlocked overnight in the parking lot. Sometime after midnight, an unknown suspect opened the vehicle door and stole a wallet containing $725 cash, a credit card and a bottle of perfume. The credit card was used for three Uber transactions later in the day on Feb. 16. No suspect information or security footage has been made available yet.
$7K bracelet stolen: At about 5:34 p.m. near the 1928 block of S. Commons, a male suspect wearing a mask executed a grab-and-run type of shoplift from Michelle’s Fine Jewelry located at the Commons mall. The suspect stole a white gold diamond bracelet valued at $7,000. An area check was conducted, but was met with negative results. A Safe City alert was sent in an attempt to identify the suspect.
Perfume stolen from Macy’s: At about 6:16 p.m. near the 1901 block of S. Commons, a reporting party stated three unknown girls stole multiple bottles of fragrances from a locked case in the Macy’s department store at the Commons mall on Feb. 15. The total amount of loss was estimated to be $5,160. This case was initiated by reviewing the surveillance footage a day after the incident occurred. A Safe City alert was sent out in an attempt to identify the suspects.