A quick roundup of recent police reports from the area.
Assault and robbery, 23rd and E Terrace
A man was assaulted an robbed in front of Garfield High School shortly after 7:15 p.m. January 14, according to the police report. He had just left the community center, where he was playing basketball, when a man called to him from across the street. The victim ignored the man and kept walking south on 23rd. As he approached the bus stop near Terrace, a second male approached him from the front. The victim told police he recognized the suspect as someone who sometimes plays basketball at the community center. The suspect accused the victim of “talking hella shit about my momma,” then allegedly punched the victim several times, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then allegedly stole his Blackberry and fled. The victim stumbled to a fire station, who then called the police. The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, about 5′ 7″, 160 lbs, wears glasses and has freckles on his face. He was not seriously injured.
Robbery, 28th S and S King
A group robbed a Leschi man in his mid-20s a little before 5 a.m. January 9, according to the police report. The man, who was intoxicated at the time, said he was walking home along S King Street when he was approached by a male in his mid-20s near 28th Ave S who asked him if he wanted to buy a stereo. The victim ignored the offer and kept walking. As he approached 29th, four to five other males ran up on him and grabbed his pea coat. The suspects were able to grab $140 in cash and his cell phone before he grabbed his coat back. The suspects then fled.
Robbery, MLK and S Norman
A woman was in her vehicle checking her mailbox around 2:30 a.m. January 16 when a man stole her purse. She was rolling up her window when a man allegedly smashed it with an unknown object and demanded her purse, according to the police report. She gave it to him. Before running off, the man said, “It’s a good thing your girls aren’t with you.”