08-01-2014 Burglaries

Notification of a Criminal Incident

UW Fraternities, Seattle

August 2014 Burglary Series

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Eight residential burglaries that occurred in the north of N.E. 45th St. community have been reported to the Seattle Police Department since the first week in August. Many of the crimes were committed in occupied UW fraternity houses. In all of the burglaries, the suspect(s) took electronic items, such as tablet and laptop computers, backpacks and wallets. The crimes occurred primarily in the early morning hours between 2:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The suspect(s) accessed the residences through unsecured or open windows, and doors that may not have been secured. In one instance, a possible suspect was seen in a home and talked with a housekeeper. He was described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, 6’0″, 210 pounds, wearing all black clothing and possibly carrying a black backpack.

The suspect(s) may have also tampered with security cameras at one or more of the residences. These cases are all being investigated by the Seattle Police Department.

If you have any information regarding these crimes please call the Seattle Police Department at 206-684-5735 or the UW Police Department at 206-685-UWPD(8973). If you are the victim of a crime, report it immediately to the police. To report suspicious persons or activity, dial 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

* Make sure all your doors and windows are locked and secured, especially at night.

* Make sure the exterior of your residence is well illuminated.

* Call police immediately if you see anyone suspiciously lurking inside or outside your home.

* Don’t allow strangers into your home.

* Place all valuables such as jewelry, cash or other small items into a secure cabinet, safe or drawer.

* Record the serial numbers of all identifiable items, such as personal electronics.

* Photograph your valuables for easier recognition.

* Develop a personal safety plan.

* Register electronic items with UWPD at http://police.uw.edu

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

* Clothing descriptions: look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

* Physical characteristics: height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms

* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

* Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

* Distinctive marks, scars or tattoos

* Describe any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Sergeant at 206-616-0873 for additional crime prevention information or to schedule a safety & security assessment. At night, call Husky NightWalk at 206-685-WALK (9255) for a UWPD Security Guard escort to various locations on campus, seven days a week.


UPDATE – SUSPECT ARRESTED

UPDATE – Notification of a Criminal Incident

University District, Seattle

SUSPECT ARRESTED

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On Friday, August 1, 2014, less than 24 hours after obtaining lab results with a positive DNA match, Eric Ross, a 22-year-old male not affiliated with the UW was spotted in the University District and arrested by the King County Sheriff’s Department.  The arrest was in connection with an indecent exposure incident at the Husky Union Building (HUB) on June 13th.  During the initial incident a female UW student reported an adult male approached her table at the HUB and exposed himself and quickly left the area.  UW Police were initially unable to locate the suspect and sent a Notification of a Criminal Incident to the UW community.  The victim provided responding officers with a detailed description of the suspect and his actions.  UW detectives conducted a detailed search for evidence at the scene and submitted items found to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab.  Once lab results were obtained, UWPD Detectives alerted other local police agencies to locate and arrest the suspect.

 

The arrest would not have happened without the prompt call from the victim and her accurate description of the suspect. The assistance of the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab, the King County Sheriff’s Department and the careful and thorough work by the UWPD detectives to collect evidence at the scene contributed to a successful outcome in this case.

To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

*   Make sure all doors and windows are locked especially at night.

*   Call 911 if you see anyone snooping around outside your home.

*   Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

*   Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

*   Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos.

*   Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

*   Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

*   Any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Department at (206) 543-9331 for additional crime prevention information.


07-18-2014 Burglary

Notification of a Criminal Incident

University District, Seattle

July 18, 2014 Burglary

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Summary: On 7/18/14 at 12:53 a.m., Seattle Police Department received a 911 call regarding an in-progress residential burglary at 5018 20th Ave NE., in the University District. The resident/witness reported observing three unknown individuals inside of the residence. One suspect was described as black male, 20 years old, wearing a red plaid shirt. The second suspect is described as a black male, 20 years old, wearing a black shirt, black pants and white shoes. The third suspect is described as a black female, 20 years old, wearing black clothing and a black hat.

The witness briefly confronted the suspects. The three suspects fled from the residence carrying a black bag. The witness did not find anything missing, however other occupants of the residence were not present so it is unclear if anything was taken. Other witnesses saw a subject enter a light colored van which departed from the area about the time of the incident. No one was injured.

This case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department under case number 14-234549. If you have any additional information about this crime or suspects; please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011.

To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

*   Make sure all doors and windows are locked especially at night.

*   Call 911 if you see anyone snooping around outside your home.

*   Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

*   Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

*   Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos.

*   Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

*   Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

*   Any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Department at (206) 543-9331 for additional crime prevention information.


06-24-2014 Sex Offense

Notification of a Criminal Incident

June 24, 2014 1:00 pm – NE 41st/U Way

Sex Offense

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On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m., University of Washington Police were flagged down near N.E. 41st Street and University Way N.E. by a female who reported that she had just been the victim of a possible sex offense. The female victim told police she was in an elevator in Schmitz Hall when the suspect entered the elevator. As the elevator began to move the male said “hello” to her. She looked towards him to acknowledge the greeting and saw that he was masturbating. She confronted him about the unacceptable behavior, and the elevator door opened and the suspect ran out. The female chased him out onto the street and north on University Way where she lost sight of him and flagged down the UWPD officers. Additional officers responded to the area and a search was conducted. As officers were interviewing the victim, a blue sedan drove past and the victim told officers that the suspect was in that car. UWPD officers gave chase but the suspect car fled north up an alley towards N.E. 45th Street at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was last seen fleeing eastbound on N.E. 45th Street. The information was broadcast to SPD units as well, but the suspect and vehicle were not located. The victim was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as black male adult, approximately 18 years of age, 5′-8″ tall, 140-160 lbs., thinner build, short black hair, wearing a black button-up shirt with a gold chain around his neck, and gray pants. The victim described the suspect as possibly being of east African descent. The suspect vehicle is described as an older blue sedan, possibly a Dodge or Chrysler, unknown license plate.

This case is being investigated by the University of Washington Police Department under case # 14-01753. If you have any additional information about this crime or you know of the suspect whereabouts, please call the UWPD at (206) 685-UWPD (8973). To report an emergency or suspicious activities, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

o Call 911 in an emergency

o Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as quickly as possible

o Be cognizant of your surroundings at all times

o Avoid confrontations whenever possible

o Report suspicious persons or activity to police immediately

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

o Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

o Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos.

o Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

o Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

o Describe any weapons involved.

Tips or information on this or any crime may also be forwarded to the University of Washington Police Department at (206) 685-UWPD (8973). At night, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention/Community Outreach Unit at (206) 543-9331 for additional crime prevention information.


06-17-2014 Robbery

Notification of a Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus        

June 17, 2014 12:45 a.m.  

Robbery-University District     

Tuesday morning, June 17, 2014, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Seattle Police were dispatched to a robbery that had occurred in the 1100 block of NE 45th Street. The male victim, not affiliated with the UW, was meeting an unidentified person to sell concert tickets. The victim/seller was grabbed by a suspect, described as a black male, 6-foot-2, thin build, dreadlocks, wearing a beanie and all dark clothing. The suspect displayed a gun and then took the victim’s wallet, cellular telephone and concert tickets. The suspect was last seen entering a silver SUV style vehicle, occupied by three additional black males, described as wearing baggy clothing. The vehicle was last seen westbound on NE 45th Street. Seattle Police and University of Washington Police officers responded to the area but were unable to locate the vehicle or suspects. The victim was not injured during the incident.

This case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department Robbery Unit, case number 14-192675. If you were a witness or have information regarding this crime or the possible suspects please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011. If you see the vehicle or suspects call 911 immediately; do not confront them.

Crime prevention tips for similar incidents:

* Call 911 immediately in an emergency.

* Avoid in-person sales of high value items, especially at night.

* Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.

* Be cognizant of your surroundings at all times.

* On campus, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.

If you suspect criminal activity, some information to pass on to the police includes:

* Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

* Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms

* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

* Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

* Distinctive marks, scars or tattoos

* Describe any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at: (206) 543-9338 for additional crime prevention information.


06-13-2014 Sex Offense

Notification of a Criminal Incident

June 13, 2014 4:20 pm

Sex Offense – HUB

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On Friday, June 13, 2014 at approximately 4:20 pm, University of Washington Police were called to the Husky Union Building (HUB) on campus with a report of a sex offense. The female student victim told police she was seated in a booth, alone in the food court area of the HUB when she suddenly realized that the suspect was standing at her table looking towards her just three feet away. She was shocked to see that the suspect had his pants pulled down, and he was masturbating with his right hand. Where the suspect stood, he blocked the victim from exiting the booth. He looked at the victim and said “I’m sorry”, pulled up his pants and quickly walked away. The suspect walked towards the southwest exit and was gone. The victim was not injured during the incident. An extensive area search was conducted by police, however the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as black male adult, 21-24 years of age, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, 140-160 lbs, thinner build, short black hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with an unknown logo, black jeans, and black tennis shoes. The victim described him as being of a lighter complexion.

This case is being investigated by the University of Washington Police Department under case #14-001659. If you have any additional information about this crime or you know of the suspect whereabouts, please call the UWPD at (206) 685-UWPD (8973). To report an emergency or suspicious activities, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

o Call 911 in an emergency

o Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as quickly as possible

o Be cognizant of your surroundings at all times

o Avoid confrontations whenever possible

o Report suspicious persons or activity to police immediately

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

o Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

o Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos.

o Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

o Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

o Describe any weapons involved.

Tips or information on this or any crime may also be forwarded to the University of Washington Police Department at (206) 685-TIPS (8477). At night, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at (206)543-9338 for additional crime prevention information.


04-26-2014 Burglaries

NOTIFICATION of CRIMINAL INCIDENTS

April 30, 2014

Burglary Series – UW Sororities

Over the past two weeks, four UW sorority burglaries have been reported to Seattle Police.  Between April 19, 2014 and April 26, 2014 two separate attempted burglaries were also reported, and three instances of “suspicious circumstances” were reported to Seattle and UW Police wherein a suspect tampered with external security systems at sorority houses, then fled.   In all of the burglaries, the suspect(s) took electronic items such as tablets and laptop computers primarily in the early morning hours.  The suspect(s) have accessed the sorority houses through various doors and windows that may not have been secured.  In one instance, the suspect(s) fled when an audible alarm was activated.

In two separate instances, a male suspect was observed tampering with external security cameras at residences. During an incident reported to UWPD where the subject was observed tampering with cameras, he is described as a medium-to-dark complexioned male with a goatee and moustache. He is approximately 6’0 tall, with a medium build.  He was wearing a bulky dark color hooded sweatshirt, baggy dark pants, and had a back-pack on with distinctive straps visible to the front.  He may have been wearing gloves.

These cases are all being investigated by the Seattle Police Department under the following case numbers: (Case #’s 2014- 119695; 2014-123922; 2014- 127644; 2014- 126125; 2014 – 126404; 2014-126237).  Case number 14-001070 is being investigated by UWPD.

If you have any information regarding these crimes please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011 or the UW Police Department at (206) 685-UWPD(8973). To report suspicious activity or persons immediately, dial 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

* Make sure all your doors and windows are locked and secured, especially at night.

* Make sure the exterior of your residence is well illuminated.

* Call police immediately if you see anyone suspiciously lurking inside or outside your home.

* Don’t allow strangers into your home.

* Place all valuables such as jewelry, cash or other small items into a secure cabinet, safe or drawer.

* Record the serial numbers of all identifiable items, such as personal electronics.

* Photograph your valuables for easier recognition.

* Register electronic items with UWPD at http://police.uw.edu/

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

* See something suspicious-say something.

* Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

* Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms

* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

* Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

* Distinctive marks, scars or tattoos

* Describe any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at (206) 543-9338 for additional crime prevention information or a Security assessment.  At night, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.


04-13-2014 Strong Arm Robbery

Notification of a Criminal Incident

April 13, 2014 7:30 a.m.

Strong Arm Robbery-NE 45th/Montlake Blvd.

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On Sunday, April 13, 2014, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Seattle Police were dispatched to a reported robbery that had occurred at the bus stop at NE 45th Street and Montlake Boulevard NE. The victim was a male that had been confronted by two males and a female. One male punched the man and forcibly took his backpack. The three suspects walked away but apparently saw the victim using a cell phone. They returned, assaulted him again and stole his cell phone. The suspects were last seen boarding a bus that left the area. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the assault.

The three suspects were described by the victim. Two were described as black males, the aggressor about 14 years old wearing all dark clothing. The woman was described as a black female about 21 years old. No further description was provided.

This case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department Robbery Unit under assigned case number 14-112800. If you were a witness or have information regarding this crime or the possible suspects please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011.  If you see the suspects call 911 immediately; do not confront them.

Crime prevention tips for similar incidents:

* Call 911 immediately in an emergency.

* Avoid confrontations whenever possible.

* Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.

* Be cognizant of your surroundings at all times.

* On campus, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

* Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

* Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms

* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

* Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

* Distinctive marks, scars or tattoos

* Describe any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at: (206) 543-9338 for additional crime prevention information.


03-27-2014 Strong Arm Robbery

Notification of a Criminal Incident
March 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Strong Arm Robbery-4700 Block of Brooklyn NE

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On Thursday, March 27, 2014, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Seattle Police were dispatched to a reported robbery that had just occurred in the 4700 block of Brooklyn Ave., N.E. Officers contacted the female victim at approximately 9:13 p.m. The victim related that she was walking southbound on the west side of Brooklyn, when she was approached from behind by the male suspect. The suspect grabbed for the victim’s iPhone in her hand. The victim struggled with the suspect to hang on to her iPhone; however, the suspect was able to pry it out of her hand and run. The victim chased the suspect a short distance as he fled north into the alley west of Brooklyn, where she lost sight of him. SPD checked the area for the suspect but did not locate him. The victim sustained some minor injuries to her hands as a result of the struggle with the suspect but was not hospitalized.

The suspect is described as medium- to dark-complexioned male, 18-21 years old, approximately 5’7″, wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt, with the hood over his head, and dark baggy pants. The suspect may have black hair and a black-stubble mustache.

This case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department Robbery Unit under case number 2014-93681. If you have information regarding this crime or the possible suspect please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011. If you see the suspect call 911 immediately; do not confront the suspect.

Crime prevention tips for similar incidents:
* Call 911 immediately in an emergency.
* Avoid confrontations whenever possible.
* Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.
* Be cognizant of your surroundings at all times.
* At night, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:
* Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.
* Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms
* Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).
* Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.
* Distinctive marks, scars or tattoos
* Describe any weapons involved.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at (206) 543-9338 for additional crime prevention information.


03-13-2014 Attempted Robbery

Notification of a Criminal Incident

March 13, 2014 3:15 a.m.

Attempted Robbery – 1800 block NE 47th St.

 On Thursday morning, March 13, 2014, at about 3:15 a.m., Seattle and UW Police responded to a reported strong arm robbery in the 1800 block of N.E. 47th Street. Officers arrived in the area quickly. The victim, a male UW student, reported he was walking westbound on the north side of N.E. 47th street when he noticed three males walking eastbound on the south side of the street. The three males then crossed the street and approached him. One of the suspects asked for directions while the two others attempted to pull the victim’s backpack from his shoulders. The victim fell to the ground and the suspects assaulted him, punching at his head as they struggled to take the backpack. Witnesses in the area heard the commotion and came to the victim’s aid, at which time the suspects ran from the area without the backpack. The victim sustained injuries to his head as the result of the assault. The witnesses said the suspects ran southbound in the alleyway between 18th and 19th and out of view. Another witness chased the suspects as they ran through an alley towards N.E. 45t Street where they were lost. Officers checked the area for the suspects. However, they were not located.

The three suspects are described as follows:

Suspect 1:  Male, light complexion, in his 20’s, 6′-1″, medium build, wearing a white shirt and dark pants.

Suspect 2:  Male, light to medium complexion, in his 20’s, 6″-0″, athletic build, wearing a red and white striped shirt (possibly a Manchester United team jersey) with the #14 on it.

Suspect 3:  Male, dark complexion, 5′-8″, in his 20’s, dreadlocks, wearing a white long sleeve shirt, dark pants, and white sneakers. 

This crime is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department under case # 14-77150.

If you have any additional information about these crime or suspects, please call the Seattle Police at (206) 625-5011. Anonymous tips are accepted.

To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

o Walk with others, especially at night.

o Remain in well-lit areas at night.

o Be cognizant of your surroundings at all times and report suspicious behavior to the police.

o If you see something suspicious, say something; report it to the police right away.

o Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

o Clothing descriptors- look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

o Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos.

o Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

o Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

o Any weapons involved.

UW students, faculty and staff can take the Night-Ride from any one of seven campus stops to get dropped off at your door anywhere in the University District.   Night-Ride runs from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; check online for a full schedule and a map of the east and west drop off zones at http://uwshuttles.com/nightride .

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at (206) 543-9338 for additional crime prevention information.