West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen-car-crash followup

Some followup information on a weekend incident we covered, thanks to help from WSBeat reporter Megan Sheppard (look for her next roundup soon):

(Saturday night photo by WSB editor Tracy Record)
On Saturday night, we showed you the scene outside White Center Taco Time, where what Seattle Police described as a stolen car first spotted in West Seattle had crashed into a pole. No injuries; we saw police making one arrest.

Thanks to Megan’s research, we now know there were four people in the car; one fled, one was released at the scene, and two men were arrested and booked into jail. One, an Auburn resident, is being held in connection with a $5,000 warrant for failing to appear at a court hearing related to a South King County burglary case from 2010 and also, according to the jail register, for investigation of vehicle theft, with bail set at $100,000. The other is an Everett resident who had just gotten out of jail two and a half weeks ago in connection with another case involving a stolen car from Bellevue and a hit-run crash in Kent. This time, his bail is set at $125,000 for investigation of auto theft, and he’s also facing drug charges, after police say they found him in possession of meth on Saturday night. (The prior case has added $45,000 to that suspect’s bail, for a total of $170,000.) The report says the car that crashed Saturday night was stolen from unincorporated King County, but police had caught sight of it near 24th and Roxbury. We will check with the County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office tomorrow to see if charges are filed against either or both of these suspects.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen-car-crash followup"

  • A January 28, 2013 (8:52 pm)

    What are these low life losers doing in West Seattle??!

  • eric1 January 28, 2013 (8:54 pm)

    Wow, I am impressed. Finally some bail levels that are fitting of the crimes. Six figure bail amounts should keep this pair off the streets for a while. Now if they can convict them and send them to jail for an appropriate number of years, the world will be a safer place.

  • Patriot January 28, 2013 (9:21 pm)

    To A: Sorry, White Center is NOT West Seattle. Hooray for more meth off the streets. Thank you SPD and King County Sheriffs for getting these people put away.

  • WTF January 28, 2013 (9:34 pm)

    At least he’s consistent! POS.

  • McGruff January 28, 2013 (9:42 pm)

    What we need are jails that don’t cost more than luxury housing. In WW2 the West Coast had plenty of POW camps where we housed German POWs. They didn’t cost much to build; some barracks, a double row of wire and towers. The rules were simple: you crossed the first wire, and you were machine-gunned. POW escapes weren’t a problem. We have lots of cheap real estate in Eastern Washington. So what if the families and friends of these losers have a daylong drive to visit their homies?
    OTOH, we could also contract out to Mexico. If thugs and gangbangers knew that they’d be chillin’ in a Mexican jail, I’ll bet anyone the crime rate would crater overnight!

  • Eric January 29, 2013 (8:41 am)

    What is it with the rash of crimes lately? The other day, I saw some people grab some diapers and shoplift them out of RiteAid in Westwood. The manager and employees did nothing, but look up as the door alarm went off and went back to work. Don’t know if I blame them really. The shoplifters looked back smiling as if to challenge someone to try and stop them.

    I’m starting to think we should take Bob Barker’s advice and apply it to criminals. Spade and neuter so as not to keep pro-creating.

  • a January 29, 2013 (2:24 pm)

    I’ve been thinking that for awhile Eric. Lowlife losers produce more lowlife losers and they obviously don’t know how to use birth control since they are multiplying rapidly. I don’t think we could ever afford it but would be awesome if once convicted of a severe enough crime you lose the right to procreate and on top of your sentence you would also be required to go through whatever procedure necessary so you will not pollute the earth with anymore of your filth.

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