Police report for 7/2-7/9/08

Traffic, drugs

Wednesday 6/18, 8:47 p.m.

While on patrolling the 700 block of First Ave. S., an officer spotted a 1999 Lincoln Town Car traveling 10 miles above the posted 35 miles-per-hour limit. The officer stopped the car after a few blocks, explaining to the driver why and taking his identification.

The officer checked the driver's record in his patrol car, and when he returned to the Lincoln noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. The officer placed the driver, age 29, under arrest for the pot smell.

"I must tell you," the driver said. "I have some marijuana in my pocket in a jar."

The officer searched the man's shorts and found a Mason jar filled with pot. The officer removed it and continued to search the man's shorts, finding three joints in another pocket.

The officer then searched the Lincoln, finding a box with marijuana in it sitting on the back seat. The officer also located the driver's wallet, which held $1,069 in cash.

The driver told the officer he was taking the Mason jar full of marijuana to the Snoop Dog concert to sell to Snoop Dog.

The officer took the man to the South Precinct and told him that his car and cash, along with the pot, were being seized by the police. The officer estimated the marijuana was worth more than $1,000 on the street and totaled 117.6 grams.


Thursday 6/19, 10:47 a.m.

Officers converged on a reported burglary in progress at a home in the 6000 block of 48th Ave. S. The officers cleared the home, not locating the suspected burglar that was seen by the 911 caller near a sliding glass door, which was partially broken to access the locking mechanism.

However, once the burglar slid the door open, the security alarm sounded, which appears to have deterred further entry. The homeowners told the officers nothing appeared disturbed or missing.


Friday 6/21, 5 p.m.

Officers contacted a man, age 20, and a teenage boy, age 17, outside of the library in the 7000 block of 32nd Ave. S. A caller had reported the boy was a runaway from Duvall who was in possession of a .25 Caliber handgun.

The officer checked the boy for the gun and asked him where it was. The boy told him it was in a sedan parked nearby, and the man added that he didn't know there was a gun in his car. The officer ordered the man and boy to sit down while the vehicle was searched.

After the officer's backup arrived, he looked in the car and found a small, Colt .25 Caliber semi-automatic handgun tucked beneath the dashboard and behind a panel. There were no bullets in the gun, but the boy had four in his front pocket.

Both the man and boy were arrested, and the boy repeated what the man said and told the officers the car's owner did not know about the gun.


Saturday 6/21, 2:40 p.m.

The security officer at a drug store along Rainier Avenue South called the police after watching a woman put five bottles of body wash into a paper bag and walk out of the store without paying for them. The security guard stopped her outside the store and identified himself.

The guard tried to detain the woman, age 52, but she fought back. During the struggle the guard grabbed the woman by the arms and took her to the ground. She responded by biting him on his forearm and then kicking him in the face.

The guard eventually managed to handcuff the woman. When officers arrived the woman admitted to stealing the soap, and said she fought because she didn't know who the man was.[[In-content Ad]]