Blotter | Seattle U issues fake cop warning, Friday afternoon iPhone mugging

  • Fake cop spotted on SU campus: A Seattle University security bulletin warns of a woman seen impersonating a cop and jumping out from “a planted area” of the school’s campus in the area of 11th and E Madison Thursday night:

At approximately 10:30 p.m., February 21st   three separate students reported walking in the area of 11th Ave. and E. Madison St. and being approached by a woman who jumped out from a planted area on Seattle University Property. The woman informed the students she was a police officer and grabbed one student. The student broke free from the woman’s grasp and both ran to a nearby business and called Campus Public Safety.


The suspect is described as a white female in her 40’s, approximately 5’7″, thin build, with dirty blonde hair cut to chin-length, wearing a denim jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt on underneath, and earphones.

The third student reported encountering the suspect outside of the Lifelong Aids Alliance building near E. Seneca and E. Madison St. The student provided the same description from the earlier incident and was provided the same story of being a police officer in an attempt to get the student to go with the suspect.

Give 911 a call if you run into this phony cop.

  • Cop recognizes QFC booze boost suspect: A “long time Capitol Hill street criminal that is familiar to many East Precinct officers” barreled his way out of the QFC at Pike and Broadway with two bottles of stolen booze in tow in a strong-arm robbery reported late Thursday night. According to the report on the incident, the suspect lowered his shoulder and ran into a QFC loss prevention employee trying to block his getaway. The employee was knocked backward as the suspect escaped onto Harvard Ave. The responding officer reviewed security video of the suspect and recognized him. “I have contacted XXX dozens of times in the past in incidents ranging from theft to narcotics,” the officer wrote. An immediate check of the area for the suspect came up negative.
  • E Union door-buster arrested: Police were called to a housing facility in the 1200 block of E Union last Sunday afternoon after a resident called 911 to report a man with a knife was attempting to kick his door down. Police arrived to find two men locked in a basement room and the door heavily damaged. The men, who said they had been inside watching TV when the man began banging and yelled, “I’m not fucking taking this anymore!”, identified the suspect who was still outside the door as police arrived. The suspect was taken into custody and booked for investigation of burglary and harassment.
  •  Untidy Summit Ave E break-ins reported: A man called police to his Summit Ave E condo at 3:30 AM two days after what he said was a series of untidy break-ins at the residence that had resulted in a missing red folder of tax documents. The victim told police the first burglary occurred on February 17th when he made quick 8:30 PM trip to the grocery store. “When he returned at 2100 hours he found frozen cookies on the kitchen counter, two glasses in the corner of the living room, a plate of cheese on the kitchen counter and water on the carpet next to his bed in the bedroom,” the report on the incident documents. On Monday the 18th, the victim says he made another run to the grocery store — this time at 8 PM. When he returned at 9, he found “liquid spots on the carpet on the other side of his bed.” The victim “tasted and smelt the liquid and believed it to be water,” the report notes. The responding officer also noted that the victim said he owns two cats and that their bowl of water is in the bedroom. The officer advised the victim to start locking his condo and setting his alarm system when he leaves to go to the grocery store.
  • ATM mugging video: There are no updates in last Saturday’s reported armed robbery at the Bank of America ATM near 13th and Madison but we have requested any available imagery from the bank’s security system. SPD is checking with robbery detectives to see if any images can be released.
  • UPDATE — 19th/Thomas bus stop mugging — Police were searching for a suspect an a possible accomplice in an afternoon iPhone mugging at the bus stop near Miller Community Center Friday around 4:15 PM. According to SPD radio broadcasts, the victim reported that a black teen wearing a blue jacket and a possible accomplice had stolen the phone and were last seen near 22nd and Thomas. We have no information on any arrests at this time.
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