Man rips purse out of woman’s hands|Police Blotter

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The following entries were written on the Tukwila Police Department’s Facebook page.

December 12

• Recovered Stolen Vehicle: 14400 block 41st Avenue South

Two males with flashlights were observed messing around with a truck in a parking lot just before 3 a.m. The suspects walked away from the truck as officers were arriving. It turned out the truck had been stolen a couple blocks away on Dec. 8. An officer located one of our frequent flyers walking away from the vicinity of where the truck was found. This particular gentleman has been located in and or around stolen cars more times than we can count for a number of years. He denied having been in the truck or knowing anything about it and was released from the scene. The owner was contacted and responded to retrieve the truck.

• Illegal Dumping: 4000 block S 114th Street

Two males were caught by a resident trying to illegally dump a load of garbage from a truck. They apparently lacked the strength to dispose of said garbage by hand so they rigged a chain to a pole and backed to the pile of trash they had in the truck in an attempt to pull the trash out of the bed of the truck. They got scared when they realized they had been caught in the act and fled before they could go through with the act.

• Robbery: 100 block Andover Park West

An officer was flagged down by two men who stated that seconds prior, they had observed a male rip a purse out of a female’s hands and flee on foot. Officers began searching for the suspect but he was not located. The victim had been walking from her car when the suspect began walking toward her. He mumbled “sorry” then grabbed her purse. The victim held on as the suspect pulled her with the purse for about 10 feet which caused a minor laceration to her hand during the scuffle. The suspect was not located. He was described by multiple witnesses as Pacific Islander or Hispanic with a dark beard and ponytail, gray shorts and a black shirt. He is also advised that we have very good surveillance footage of him so he is welcome to turn himself in before we knock on his door.

  • Assault: 16300 block West Valley Highway

A witness called 911 after seeing two males in a physical altercation behind a business near a transient encampment that officers have responded to multiple times in the past for similar assaults. Officers located a male from Colorado with a small laceration on his face. The victim declined to cooperate with the investigation.

  • Recovered Stolen Vehicle: 5800 block Southcenter Boulevard

Management called in a vehicle that had been abandoned at the location sometime over the past two weeks. It turned out to be a vehicle that was stolen in Seattle back in August as well as two stolen license plates on it that had been stolen in November in Port Townsend.

  • Shoplift: 17400 block Southcenter Parkway

A 60-70 year old woman stole crafting supplies and fled into a waiting vehicle driven by a 60-70 year old male. The getaway driver almost struck a pedestrian while fleeing. Suspect vehicle is a black 1995 Subaru Legacy registered to a male from Maple Valley. Hint-We know who you are. Return the crafting supplies!

A suspect(s) broke into a vehicle and stolen a bag of coupons and a fan. They apparently couldn’t figure out how to open the glove box so they broke it to get into it and got a whopping nothing out of it. They also left a ski mask behind at the scene. 1985 called. They want their ski mask back.

  • Suspicious Activity/Driving While Suspended: 6700 block Todd Boulevard

An employee called 911 around 10:30 p.m. to report a suspicious vehicle that had been circling a business park just after closing time. This particular business park has had vehicles prowled and businesses burglarized in the past. Officers located the suspect vehicle in the business park and contacted the female driver from Gig Harbor and a male passenger from Renton in the vehicle. Both are convicted felons with rap sheets for narcotics, malicious mischief, assault etc. The female was arrested for driving with a suspended license and cited for expired tabs as well. Thank you to the employee who called this in and probably saved a business from getting burglarized.

  • Trespass/Warrant Arrest: Southcenter District

Officers reported to a commercial alarm at a department store well after closing time just before midnight. They located a male from Kent inside of the store. The suspect is a convicted felon also with a lengthy rap sheet. He had a warrant out of Redmond for trespassing. He was booked on the warrant.

  • Package Theft: 4000 block South 158th Street

Resident had a package stolen by Parcel Rustlers at 1:30 p.m. Suspect was caught on home surveillance doing the deed.

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