In this comment earlier today, the Gatewood crime victim-turned-crimefighter known only as “burglarbustindad” mentioned that the suspect in last week’s burglary at his Gatewood home has been charged. We just got the documents from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: 19-year-old Kenneth Shouting is charged with residential burglary. Read on for the police narrative included in the court documents:
Though BBD did a TV interview, he asked not to be named in it, and didn’t share his name with us for public use either. So here we are calling him BBDad:
On 9/15/09 at about 1115 am (BBDad) left his residence. At about 1555 hrs (neighbor) observed a B/M teenager, wearing all black and carrying a red and black backpack walking away from (BBDad’s) house. At about 1637hrs (BBDad’s wife) arrived home and found the front door of the residence open. (She) notified (him) of the burglary and then phoned 911. (The couple) discovered several items were missing from inside the residence including a laptop and their son’s coins.
(BBDad) learned what (neighbor) had observed and decided to go to QFC at 2600 SW Barton and see if the suspect was using the Coinstar machine to dispose of the stolen coins. (He) arrived at QFC at 1718hrs and observed Kenneth Shouting using the Coinstar machine. Shouting had a red and black backpack and his clothes matched the description given to him by (neighbor). (BBDad) approached Shouting and observed his computer, iPod and speakers inside the backpack. A short struggle between Shouting and (BBDad) ensued and an employee at QFC phoned 911. Officer Wind and Officer Berg arrived at QFC and placed Shouting under arrest after they discovered he was in possession of (BBDad’s) stolen items. Officer Berg also discovered the (couple’s) Nikon camera and misc cords in Shouting’s possession. Officer Hylton located a gold ring in Shouting’s front pocket that belonged to the (couple).
The backpack that Shouting had in his possession was positively identified by (neighbor) as the backpack she saw the subject walking away from the (victims’) house wearing.
Shouting remains jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail; the court documents requesting that amount point out that he “has a prior conviction for Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree (2008) and several adjudications for misdemeanors as a juvenile.” (Jail records also show he spent time behind bars earlier this year related to an accusation of domestic-violence assault.) He turns 20 in about two weeks and his “last known address” is in West Seattle.