West Seattle Crime Watch: Pepper-spray-armed shoplifting suspect; ransacked house

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes this morning:

THE CASE OF THE PEPPER-SPRAY-ARMED SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT: Seattle Police put this one on their SPD Blotter website this morning. Last night around 8:30 pm, they say, a shoplifting suspect at Admiral Safeway pepper-sprayed store security and a bystander, and then took off running. He allegedly tried to spray police too, when they caught up with him in a nearby alley, eventually using a Taser to stop him. All this, SPD Blotter says, over $32 in merchandise. You can read their full summary here.

BURGLARY INTERRUPTED: At last night’s Southwest District Council meeting (full report to come), SW Precinct operations Lt. Pierre Davis said burglaries, auto thefts, and car prowls are still down. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t happening at all – in the Fairmount Park area, Donny came home Monday evening to discover his home had been ransacked – he sent this photo as police investigated:

From Donny’s e-mail:

I arrived home near 37th and Findlay, interrupting a burglary. Two of my doors were severely damaged when pried open; every room in my home had been ransacked with many valuables missing.

He says it’s believed there were several burglars involved, including someone “acting as a lookout,” and his neighbors had noticed an “older, rose-colored long vehicle” in the area.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Pepper-spray-armed shoplifting suspect; ransacked house"

  • Marley April 5, 2012 (10:32 am)

    A family member of mine’s house was burglarized yesterday afternoon- they got a call from the police after the mail carrier reported their front window smashed in. Lots of valuables gone, but luckily nobody hurt. They live on Delridge near Youngstown.

  • Alki Resident April 5, 2012 (12:11 pm)

    When I notice someone casing or a vehicle I don’t recognize,I decide to go for a walk and eventually come behind the vehicle and memorize the plate then head home again.But I also see what kind of make and color car is in case plate is stolen.Wish more people would take charge this way so theres no guessing when making a report later if something does go down.

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