West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary-series suspect arrested

August 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 13 Comments

From WSBeat reporter Megan Sheppard: An 18-year-old West Seattleite, wanted for a series of occupied burglaries in the community, was spotted at the 44th SW/SW Alaska bus stop today by an officer from the Southwest Precinct. Though he had long been a suspect, it was only this morning that probable cause existed to bring him in. The officer knows the young man from previous contacts, and — without telling him he was wanted — she stopped to engage him in some casual chit-chat. When she brought out the cuffs for arrest, he was reported to be both surprised and disappointed and let loose with an, “Awww, man……” He will be booked into King County Jail later today for investigation of burglary.

13 Comments

  1. Smooth move by the lady officer! I’m surprised our Person of Interest wasn’t more… colorful… *wry look*

    Comment by NinjaRider — 3:21 pm August 9, 2011 #

  2. Thank you West Seattle Officer. You all are greatly appreciated in our community.

    Comment by West Seattle — 6:48 pm August 9, 2011 #

  3. Good spotting WS PD (Had to add the W); thanks. Nothing much to say about the littler vermin; not worth the keystrokes.

    Comment by Beth — 8:41 pm August 9, 2011 #

  4. Speaking as a burglary victim . . . if he is found guilty, I hope they take EVERYTHING from him – money, personal belongings, treasured possessions, dignity, and any sense of security. Burglars took just about as much from me. The insurance pay out didn’t come near to what I lost.

    Comment by shed22 — 9:24 pm August 9, 2011 #

  5. Heh, heh, heh. I love when Karma works!

    Comment by ttt — 10:38 pm August 9, 2011 #

  6. “Book em Dano!”

    Comment by Long Camper — 10:54 pm August 9, 2011 #

  7. Comment by shed22 – WELL SAID

    Comment by wsguy — 12:39 am August 10, 2011 #

  8. It is incredibly callous when people say to a home invasion victim, “well, it was only ‘stuff,’ you weren’t hurt.”

    Home invasion is not only about “stuff” and it does have painful long-term consequences for the victims. Victims often feel deeply violated and completely lose their sense of security in their own home, sometimes for the rest of their lives. It is a violent crime.

    Unfortunately, judges don’t see it that way, and this little punk will probably be out on the street within a few weeks, if not days or hours.

    Comment by JoAnne — 8:33 am August 10, 2011 #

  9. Glad they got one of them. The problem is that there are likely many of them. We were just robbed in a big way. I met the perpetrator (interrupted the heist) but he was more like 25-30.

    Disgusting violations of privacy

    Comment by Patty jackson — 8:54 pm August 10, 2011 #

  10. My home was robbed wednesday 8/3/11, i wonder if this could be the person. if so, i wonder if we’ll find jewlery that was stollen.
    how can i find more info? should i contact police dept. with my case #?

    Comment by taylor — 10:33 am August 11, 2011 #

  11. Taylor – yes. I am still trying to find out the suspect’s name so I can track him through the justice system … TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:00 am August 11, 2011 #

  12. i will sell you his name for 5 bucks?

    Comment by whaaa — 11:27 pm August 11, 2011 #

  13. Gosh, thanks, Whaaa, I’ll be able to get it from law enforcement/public records for free, just haven’t had a chance to circle back around to make that happen yet.

    Comment by WSB — 12:01 am August 12, 2011 #

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