West Seattle Crime Watch: ‘Well-known’ suspects arrested

January 28, 2011 at 9:30 am | In Crime, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 14 Comments

Southwest Precinct leadership has said repeatedly that car prowling is the most persistent crime problem they keep working to reduce. According to precinct commander Capt. Steve Paulsen, one more dent’s just been made in that problem:

Last night we arrested two suspects for car prowling in the 4400 blk of SW Genesee (map) – this is an area that has been impacted by car prowls. Earlier that evening, we contacted the subjects in a vehicle for suspicious behavior. Thanks to our citizen who called 911 to report. We arrested the subjects after we were able to link them to a car prowl. Both suspects are well-known to us for this activity. Again…our West Seattle folks are helping out big time in catching bad guys!


  1. Great work citizen 911 caller!
    Now what happens?
    And where are the suspects?

    Comment by Nulu — 10:34 am January 28, 2011 #

  2. Our neighbors car was vandalized last night the drivers window was smashed in, hopefully it was the same suspects. We live on 47th between Juneau and findley.

    Comment by Marilyn — 10:49 am January 28, 2011 #

  3. Let me guess: Released on $1000 bail – posting 10%, right?

    Comment by Eddie — 11:44 am January 28, 2011 #

  4. I feel it’s always disturbing when criminal suspects are “well-known”. Just shows that we need better laws in place.

    Comment by RP — 1:30 pm January 28, 2011 #

  5. “Well Known” How well known do you have to be to put an end to your criminal occupation ?

    Comment by Paul — 1:37 pm January 28, 2011 #

  6. We lived on the corner of 48th and Genessee (4400) blk 13 years ago….our cars were continually broken into… Amazing that all these years later it is still a “hot spot” for car prowls!!

    Comment by Deedee — 2:59 pm January 28, 2011 #

  7. Kudos to cops and neighbors. Hot pokers all the way up to the punks.


    Comment by Chuck and Sally's Van Man — 5:01 pm January 28, 2011 #

  8. This is what drugs make people do. It is sad.

    Comment by cclarue — 8:29 pm January 28, 2011 #

  9. Hey, here’s an idea…KEEP THEM IN JAIL!
    Nah…makes too much sense.

    Comment by lenguamor — 9:25 pm January 28, 2011 #

  10. Totally agree with lenguamor

    Comment by WS fan — 12:31 am January 29, 2011 #

  11. It isn’t the laws or the police that is the problem. If they are well known to the police and have a history of this type of crime, it means the police are/have been doing their job…
    I heard that there is a lot of room in jail these days due to budget problems. I’d pay more to keep them in.

    Comment by Eric — 9:38 am January 29, 2011 #

  12. I wonder if they are the ones who put the brick through my car window on January 6th, popped my car hood and ripped the cables off my battery???
    Even if its not, I totally agree with lenguamor. Stop giving these jerks a slap on the hand, and setting them free.

    Comment by S — 7:18 pm January 29, 2011 #

  13. They were released from jail within 8 hours. THAT’s why they are well known!

    Comment by Sloan — 7:41 am January 31, 2011 #

  14. The cops get as jaded as we do about these kind of things. There are always kids out there looking for a quick easy buck for drugs, so these problems persist. The drug war is not working.

    Comment by Heath — 10:34 am February 9, 2011 #

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