Tonight’s West Seattle Crime Watch roundup starts with two court notes:
COURT-CASE UPDATES: No definite date yet for the start of Duane Starkenburg‘s imminent trial on indecent-liberties charges for the 2010-2011 Lincoln Park attacks – the prosecutor’s still busy finishing another trial. We’ll keep you updated. … Meantime, the trial date for Angelo Felice, charged with murdering vaudeville entertainer Hokum W. Jeebs in Fauntleroy last year, has been pushed back five months to September, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office tells WSB, as the result of a hearing last week.
READER REPORTS: A theft report from VCA:
Thought I would let people know that there are probably metal/copper thieves combing the alleys etc. near Alki. I just had two large copper pots (planters) stolen this morning. One was on my porch right next to my door which is on the alley side. I was only gone for 1 hour, and one of my cars was parked in alley, with my blinds open! Checked in with one of my neighbors across the alley and she did not see anything.
More reader reports ahead:
From DS in High Point, a case of apparent casing – three teenage boys seen on a neighbor’s porch yesterday afternoon in the 2900 block of SW Raymond, “looking inside and trying to open windows.” DS believes one was acting as a lookout, because he started whistling when realizing they had been seen. He describes the suspected “lookout” as black, 5’7″, 150 pounds, maybe 17, and the other two as black, tall and thin, 5’10” and 120 pounds, short black hair, mid- to late-teens:
I went the other way around the block and confronted them about their actions when I caught up to them. They all acted very nervous and claimed to be asking for money to buy jerseys for their team but refused to say what team, which high school they went to or provide their names.
I simply said “I’m calling the police” and they immediately ran off in different directions. I spotted the group later around 5 PM outside the High Point Community Center with hooded sweatshirts they weren’t wearing earlier.
Also: Andy reported a hit-run Sunday morning in the 3400 block of 40th SW, where “a brownish gold Toyota Prius just smashed our car parked on the street in front of our house. It ripped the driver’s side mirror off. They just zoomed off down the street before we could get their license plate number.” Andy thinks the culprit vehicle would have “a mark of black from our mirror on the side of their car.”
One more note: Two cases of egging vandalism were reported in the Admiral area overnight Saturday into Sunday – Walnut and Forest, and 40th and Hinds.
P.S. The West Seattle Crime Prevention Council‘s next meeting is one week from tomorrow – Tuesday, March 20th, 7 pm, Southwest Precinct (Delridge/Webster).