- Police seeks prolific burglar: Seattle detectives are looking for this man who police believe is responsible for breaking into Seattle homes — including at least one on Capitol Hill — as his burglary victims sleep:
Seattle Police Asking for Public Assistance in Locating Wanted Prolific Burglar
Seattle Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Shaka Shomari Barquet, a prolific burglar who is wanted for breaking into peoples’ houses at night while they are sleeping.
There is an active felony warrant for Barquet’s arrest and he has been known to carry guns.
Burglary detectives have connected the suspect to at least four residential, occupied nighttime burglaries that have been committed on Capitol Hill, North Seattle and South Seattle (the 2100 block of East Pine Street, the 2500 block of East Galer Street, the 400 block of NE 88th Street and the 1300 block of 14th Avenue South).
Detectives are also looking at the possibility that the suspect is connected to additional burglaries in South Seattle and the Central District.
Every one of these burglaries was committed while people were at home and sleeping. In some cases there were children in the homes as well.
The suspect has stolen jewelry, purses, cell phones, home electronics, and even stole two guitars in one incident.
Furthermore, the suspect has committed identity theft and fraud, using credit cards stolen during the burglaries.
The suspect has been known to stay in South Seattle, Renton, and Federal Way.
The suspect is a 25 year old black male, 5’10”, 190 lbs, brown eyes and black hair.
The suspect has previously been convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about this suspect or who may know his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately or Seattle Police Burglary Detective Mel Britt at (206) 684-5713 and refer to this case. Anonymous tips are welcome.
We’ve asked SPD for more information about his activity in the Capitol Hill area and will update if we learn more.
- Man attacks Pike/Pine taxi cab: Things got heated early Saturday morning when a taxi driver picked up a fare near the alley of “Neighbours Disco” according to the SPD report on the assault. The driver told police he picked up the agitated passenger around 1:45a:
The victim then described a series of blows and assaults made by the passenger until the driver decided to quickly pull over and get the angry man out of his cab. The suspect wasn’t happy with the turn of the events:
An area check for the suspect turned up empty but the cab’s security video likely captured images of the man, according to the report.
- Drunk guy busts up urgent care facility — Police responded to Group Health Capitol Hill just after 6p Friday after a car dropped a patient off at the urgent care facility who then proceeded to yell and then argue with security before running down the hallway and shattering a window and knocking over “a hand sanitizer display” before running from the building. Officers caught up with the suspect in the Group Health courtyard and he was taken into custody without incident. The man — “obviously intoxicated,” according to the report — told police he had consumed “a fifth of liquor.” The suspect was booked into jail but the car that dropped him off could not be located.
- Noll killer search continues: SPD has released a composite sketch of the suspect in the August 31st murder of Capitol Hill wine steward Yancy Noll.
- UPDATE: Details on an early morning Monday robbery reported to police:
On 9/10/12, victim was leaving his friend’s house near Belmont and E. Union just shortly before 1 a.m.
An unidentified large woman with a dark tan and long curly hair approached the victim and hit him and he fell to the ground. The woman then took the victim’s wallet from his pocket. She then fled in an unknown direction. The victim declined medical attention but sustained lacerations and bruising to his face. He could not provide further details on the female suspect.