Blotter | Man busted on Capitol Hill with car prowl booty

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  • Car prowl booty bust: A Monday arrest of a warrant suspect on E Olive Way turned up a trove of phones and credit cards police say were taken in car prowls across the city:
    Officers Chris Myers and James Olson were on bike patrol in the 800 block of East Olive Way around 2:30 PM when they spotted a 37-year-old man they knew was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant. After arresting the man, officers found two debit cards and several sets of house and vehicle keys in the man’s pockets. Inside the man’s backpack, police found three laptops, 14 cellphones, five mp3 players, nine different ID and credit cards, financial documents and mail addressed to residents in Capitol Hill, Sammamish, Bellevue and Vashon Island, WA.
    Police say several of the items had been taken in recent car prowls on Capitol Hill and Queen Anne. During the arrest, the man claimed he had swallowed heroin and was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was examined, cleared, and then booked into the King County Jail for possession of stolen property and his warrant, SPD reports.
  • Neighbours alley beating: A man who woke up after he says he was beaten in the alley behind Neighbours after being denied entry to the club told police he believed he had also been robbed of his wallet and phone in the incident. According to SPD, the victim contacted police the day following the early morning March 11th beating to report the robbery. The victim and his friend told police they were intoxicated but don’t know why they were denied entry and why a bouncer allegedly dragged the victim into the alley. Neither witness could provide many details of what happened but the victim said he awoke after being knocked out and made his way home to recover. When he awoke that morning, he discovered his wallet and phone were missing. The responding police officer noted the victim had injuries to his face from an attack but said it was unlikely there would be any video evidence showing what transpired:Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 2.55.32 PM
  • Egyptian burglary: The perpetrator in a $2,300 burglary at Seattle Central’s Egyptian Theater apparently was able to walk in with little effort in an overnight crime reported March 16th:
    Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 2.56.50 PMThe break-in was caught on video but there have been no arrests.
  • First Hill pepper spray attack: A security guard was pepper sprayed after confronting a woman believed to be prowling cars in a parking garage at 9th and Seneca. Police responded to the March 9th incident on First Hill just after 1 AM to find the guard suffering the effects of the attack:
    Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 2.44.51 PMThere were no arrests.
  • “Well, ok” — A husband and wife got a peculiar scare in an attempted break-in reported on E Thomas the night of March 16th
    Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 3.02.02 PMPolice say nothing was taken in the incident.
  • Convention Place burglary: A man and woman busted allegedly trying to break into a building in the 800 block of Convention Place also ended up yielding suspected methamphetamine and a $1,000 electric-assist bike to police in a just after midnight March 17th incident thwarted thanks to surveillance video. Police were called to the scene after security reported seeing the duo trying to open a door with a screwdriver. Arriving police found the suspected meth and pills on one suspect and subsequently took the bike also found at the scene into evidence. A small dog being carried by the female suspect was picked up by a friend at the East Precinct. The suspects were booked for investigation of drug and burglary charges.
  • Hickey fines: In late February, we reported fictitious porn recruiter Matt Hickey could be ordered to pay thousands in a fraud case brought by the state AG. The Stranger reported that the bill has come due — Hickey has been ordered to pay $332,000 in the scam. “We obviously take this very seriously and will use all our tools to go after people who engage in this type of behavior,” the prosecutor said.
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