West Seattle Crime Watch: Highland Park arrest; Lund update

Two West Seattle Crime Watch updates tonight:

HIGHLAND PARK ARREST TONIGHT: Via Twitter and e-mail, we received several reports of police, guns drawn, at a home in Highland Park a few hours ago, in the 10th/Thistle vicinity (map). Southwest Precinct Lt. Alan Williams explains that officers surrounded the house in hopes of carrying out an arrest warrant – and they were successful. Aside from the alarming-to-neighbors sight, Lt. Williams says the arrest was made “without incident” and the suspect is in jail.

JOEL LUND UPDATE: We’ve been following this 28-year-old suspect’s case, particularly since a judge allowed him out of jail and into the Community Center for Alternative Programs – requiring daily check-ins and classes, among other things – after his arrest in connection with a catalytic-converter theft involving an elderly victim south of The Junction. He subsequently was arrested last Thursday night and charged with assault. His bail was upped to $20,000, but tonight it is double that, now that a judge has canceled his alternative-program participation in connection with the previous charge. As court documents note, one of the conditions of participating in the alternative program was “You shall commit no (new) crimes.”

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Highland Park arrest; Lund update"

  • John April 27, 2011 (7:42 am)

    Any more information on the Highland park arrest?

  • JB April 27, 2011 (10:50 am)

    So, if I read this correctly, he is back in jail with a $40,000 bail, and now is waiting trial on the theft and assault. Is this also the metal thief that was caught holding a meth pipe during the theft arrest? So many criminals caught in our neighborhoods these days, it’s hard to keep them straight. Is anyone interested is putting together a criminal status post on the forum? I don’t have the time, otherwise I’d do it.

    • WSB April 27, 2011 (10:58 am)

      If you follow the links in the story, they have background. Actually, we don’t get to follow that many of these cases, because we seldom get names. This is one of the few so-called “well-known to police” suspects and that’s why we’re tracking his saga – also because the “let out without posting bail” was of interest – TR

  • Todd April 28, 2011 (3:42 pm)

    Thank you and good luck getting more of these people…

  • mike April 28, 2011 (7:42 pm)

    West Seattle has changed alot over the years. In Dec. I stayed at a condo located on Delridge for 2 days and on this block alone there were 3 known car breakins(broken glass and windows in the AM),roaming gang affliates and alot of overt hostility-especially towards indiv. who are different/diverse,GLBT. This is not the Seattle of the 90’s. Tshere needs to be more active neighborhood watches and procactive Police intervention. A clear signal needs to be sent that W.SEattle is not a place to committ crime. I am a large man w alot of “street sense” , as well as, a background in the social sciences and did not feel comfortable here. There just seems to be an atmosphere of apathy and that this behavior was normative.

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