West Seattle Crime Watch: Assault arrest; ‘beloved’ bike stolen

April 11, 2011 at 10:03 am | In Crime, Delridge, Fauntleroy, West Seattle news | 16 Comments

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes this morning. First one is a followup to an incident we mentioned on Twitter overnight – the screams that brought multiple 911 calls from a Fauntleroy neighborhood and led to an arrest; second, a “beloved” bike stolen this weekend, with its owner’s spouse asking that you keep an eye out – details on both, ahead:

First, the Fauntleroy incident. This one is notable particularly for neighbors’ fast calls to 911; as we monitored the scanner in the 2 am vicinity, the dispatcher mentioned multiple calls about a woman screaming for help in the 45th/Trenton vicinity [map]. One or more people then continued to call with updates involving possible vehicles involved, the woman’s whereabouts, and also a description of a man who seemed to be chasing the woman. Before too long, police caught up with the woman. The search continued for the man, who was found nearby (45th/Concord) and taken into custody.

A worried neighbor who was among those awakened by the situation e-mailed this morning to ask if we knew about it. Beyond pointing her to our tweets (even if you don’t use Twitter, you can scroll to the bottom of the WSB sidebar any time to see the latest ones, which our system automatically republishes there), we just checked with SPD. According to Det. Mark Jamieson in the Media Response Unit, the man, 30, was booked into King County Jail for investigation of domestic-violence assault; medics were summoned for the woman, 20, who was reported to have a “bite wound” on her hand.

Now, the stolen-bike report, out of the WSB inbox this morning, from Abigail:

My husband’s (beloved) Bridgestone RB2 bicycle was stolen right off of our front porch (at Delridge and Edmunds; map) sometime overnight Saturday. Chances for recovery are minimal (1% in Seattle,) but I’m still hoping against hope. It was his primary transportation and extremely sentimentally valuable. We have already filed a police report.

Details: Bridgestone RB2 road bike, silvery blue in color, Velocity Deep V rims, almost-brand-new Schwalbe tires, “rams horn” type handlebars wrapped in black bar tape, center ends taped off in white, locking hubs, an Axiom USB chargeable headlight, clip-in pedals. We miss this bike dearly. If anyone sees it, or thinks they’ve seen it, especially if it makes it to Craigslist or a pawn shop, please have them call me at (720) 771-6612.

16 Comments

  1. What sort of lock or security device were you using? I want to be sure to get a different brand. :)

    Comment by Jim P — 10:54 am April 11, 2011 #

  2. On the flipside, we managed to drive all around WS all weekend with our 2nd set of keys ON TOP OF OUR SUV and either no one noticed our idiocy or just left the keys alone. :-)

    (It was parked in a garage at night fortunately)

    Comment by RobertSeattle — 11:10 am April 11, 2011 #

  3. Last night shortly after two I could see outside my windows flashing lights. I looked outside and out of a red truck a woman (the victim) came out very shaken and crying (I would have been too!) at that time there were 2 cop cars, as she was talking to the police woman the 2nd police man drove off very quickly. She was shaken for quite sometime till the cop shined a flashlight on her to check her out, I couldn’t see much. shortly after the firetruck showed up and was there for 3 minutes. cop cars were circling and coming and going for awhile. finally the person in the truck that brought her there said goodbye to the woman with a hug (do not know of the connection) and the victim went into the back of the cop car. the second police man showed up again and handed a bag to the victim. they were there to another 30 minutes it seemed, and by 3am I’m pretty sure they were gone, when they left everyone seemed in a much better mood and laughing at times. just wanted to inform everyone of what happened after the calls for help.

    Comment by Witness — 12:31 pm April 11, 2011 #

  4. I do not know what caused it but I hope she’s ok!

    Comment by Darlene — 12:36 pm April 11, 2011 #

  5. I know someone that had a bike stolen and found it the same day on craigslist. He had a friend contact the craigslist poster and set up a time to check out the bike…sure enough it was his bike…and while ‘test riding’ it, the guy just left with his bike…basically ‘stole’ it back….I wouldn’t recommend anyone doing that exactly…if found on craigslist, you should contact the police

    Comment by Missy — 12:50 pm April 11, 2011 #

  6. I know I’m going to get shelled for this but I just have to ask.

    If it was “beloved” (and I agree… The RB2 is classic) why the h#ll would you leave it on your front porch over night?

    I know hind sight is 20/20 but c’mon, that’s just an invitation to unlawful folks.

    And no one give me that “but you SHOULD be able to do that” line… we all lock our doors at night and when we are away for the same reason.

    Comment by velo_nut — 1:42 pm April 11, 2011 #

  7. Possible to get an old photo of the bike? Easier to identify from a pic than from my imagination of the description. Thx.

    Comment by Lola — 2:38 pm April 11, 2011 #

  8. I will keep an eye out for the bike.

    Comment by guy — 2:40 pm April 11, 2011 #

  9. Nice velo_nut, blame the victim. That is really going to help.

    Comment by JN — 3:55 pm April 11, 2011 #

  10. As one of the many folks who called 911 last night, I am greatful to live on a street where everyone called the police rather than assume it was someone else’s problem. Yea SW Trenton nieghbors!

    Comment by Shannon — 7:09 pm April 11, 2011 #

  11. Shannon’s right: lights went on throughout the neighborhood, windows flung open, many eyes were scanning the streets while fingers dialed 911. Several neighbors came out in pajamas with flashlights to help. We’re all glad to hear that she is safe.

    Comment by Janel — 8:27 pm April 11, 2011 #

  12. I would just like to point out the description Witness provided of the very professional, capable SPD response last night. I point this out because of the simplistic anti-SPD sentiment that tends to fill certain comment threads here and on other city media. And this is the standard response by SPD. I am thankful that woman and those neighbors had SPD to turn to.

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 9:29 pm April 11, 2011 #

  13. It’s comforting to know we live in a neighborhood where we look out for each other and take immediate action when the situation doesn’t feel right. I too was witness to much of activity during the night and came outside to talk with one of the officers to offer what I saw/heard.

    A special thank you to our neighbor who helped the woman (victim) to safety by getting her into her truck and out of harms way until the police were able to arrive.

    Comment by EAO — 10:08 pm April 11, 2011 #

  14. “This is the standard response by SPD.”
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    Exactly correct, ‘bridge to somewhere.’
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    I don’t see anyone complaining about standard responses by SPD.
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    Rather, it is the non-standard responses that generate the complaints.
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    We should be concerned about those non-standard, shootings, kickings, beatings and race based cursing that members of SPD have been caught doing.
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    ‘Bridge to somewhere’ has adopted a simplistic pro-SPD sentiment, that fails to acknowledge the obvious SPD abuses and the subtle underlying policies and attitudes that color the whole department.

    Comment by Nulu — 11:04 am April 12, 2011 #

  15. Exaclly right Nulu, thank you for your simplistic characterization of my simplistic sentiment whereby I claim others are being simplistic.

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 2:24 pm April 12, 2011 #

  16. Hi, regarding the assault, my 6 month lab/australian shepard dog woke me up at 2:00 and we both heard the cries for help on 45th and Concord. I jumped in my red truck and caught up with the woman in distress. The guy peeled off as I approached them, and I instructed the woman to get in the truck. She was very distraught. The police arrive on the scene within 5 minutes. Awesome response! Thank you SPD! And much thanks to my great neighbors – we’re always looking out for each other.

    Comment by Rene — 7:36 pm April 12, 2011 #

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