West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 charged in 4 auto thefts

December 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 19 Comments

An Audi stolen from Genesee Hill, mentioned in West Seattle Crime Watch 10 days ago, was found a few days after it was taken. We learned this because we discovered its alleged thieves are in jail – charged in connection with four stolen vehicles.

32-year-old Leslie Davis and 42-year-old Bryan Tiedeman were arrested eight days ago, the afternoon of Sunday, December 15th, after crashing a stolen 1996 gray Honda Civic in the 7700 block of Highland Park Way SW.

Police had tried to pull over the car – with Davis driving and Tiedeman riding – in South Park moments earlier, but gave up the chase, court documents say, after Davis started driving recklessly. Police had recognized him as the man who ran from them the day before (December 14th) after ditching another stolen car, a blue 1995 Acura Integra, when they tried to stop him near 37th/Alaska. The Acura had been stolen in South Admiral three days earlier.

Back to the crash on December 15th: Documents say Davis and Tiedeman scooped some items out of the stolen Civic – which had been taken from North Admiral – before trying to run from officers. Those items included credit cards and a checkbook belonging to the owner of the stolen Audi we mentioned at the start of this story. (Still with us?) So that’s how they linked them to the Audi. (Tiedeman also is reported to have been in possession of meth and of items confirmed as stolen from yet another person who was a victim of mail theft.) Police say Davis admitted to stealing all three of the aforementioned cars; Tiedeman admitted to knowing the Civic was a stolen car.

Charges filed against the two last week include multiple counts of possession of a stolen vehicle as well as drug charges and attempting to elude police; Davis has additional charges related to a stolen vehicle with which police say he was caught in Georgetown last month. The charging documents say both are being investigated in connection with other stolen cars beyond the ones mentioned here. Both have records; Tiedeman’s is the longest, with court documents saying he has been booked into the King County Jail 34 times in the past 20 years. His bail is set at $50,000; Davis, $25,000; both have been in jail since their arrest December 15th. We’ve added the case to our watch list.

19 Comments

  1. Made our night when the well-lit runners came by our home!

    Comment by margaritaville — 9:55 pm December 22, 2013 #

  2. Saw the runners on Admiral after getting out of the free showing of Arthur Christmas. Was amused to see them show up again while we were viewing the Helmstetler’s light show after taking a meandering detour to check out Christmas lights on the way home. Love that we don’t even have to leave West Seattle to experience so many holiday events & festivities!

    Comment by m — 10:28 pm December 22, 2013 #

  3. m….I love that, too. We are so unique here…elsewhere ballard runs into Fremont runs in Wallingford runs into the UDist runs into Wedgewood runs into Greenlake runs into Queen Anne, and on and on. We, on the other hand, are just us, running into White Center, and further south, Burien. I was out Saturday evening looking at lights in the rain…so many to see…really helped putting me in the Christmas spirit :)

    Comment by JanS — 12:57 am December 24, 2013 #

  4. These guys in the story sound like just delightful fellows…arrested 34 times in 20 years…almost twice a year…wow…now that’s a career for you. I think they need to keep him off the streets for a while…

    Comment by JanS — 1:02 am December 24, 2013 #

  5. Oh Teideman. you’ll never change.

    Comment by alki resident — 7:00 am December 24, 2013 #

  6. Almost positive I know him ,did not know he was still around. Saddens me to know now that he is still at it yet lowered his standard. We all use to hang out and in North Admiral and have drinks ….. . But for the grace of God there go I.

    Comment by A neighbor — 7:25 am December 24, 2013 #

  7. Any chance Seattle has a ’35 strikes and you’re out’ law?

    Comment by JK — 8:58 am December 24, 2013 #

  8. Hmmmm…wonder if the 20 year career dude is the one who stole my 1994 Acura Integra (twice!) in 2002….totally stripped out the second time

    Comment by VT — 9:22 am December 24, 2013 #

  9. I wish they could link them to our stolen Nissan Altima (December 8th) from the Westwood Village parking lot near 24 hour fitness. God only knows where the car and items are now.

    Comment by me on 28th Ave SW — 9:51 am December 24, 2013 #

  10. If you’re stealing cars in your teens and 20′s, you’re a douche but you still have a chance to change. If you’re stealing cars in your 30′s and 40′s, you’re a douche and you aren’t going to change. Thanks to the police for tracking these 2 down. Hopefully the judge doesn’t get the Christmas spirit…

    Comment by Azimuth — 10:34 am December 24, 2013 #

  11. Please don’t associate Bryan with other Tiedeman families in the area.

    Comment by Gatewood mom — 11:05 am December 24, 2013 #

  12. We have had a few car prowls in our neighborhood (Admiral) – maybe these guys???

    Comment by Staceydev — 2:32 pm December 24, 2013 #

  13. I knew a Bryan Tiedeman back in high school, lived just east of Lincoln Park. It’d be a shame if he threw his life away.

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 7:49 pm December 24, 2013 #

  14. I liked him good people W S H he needs the support of the community he grew up in ,our support for a start get him interested in changing while he in a low spot right now. Wonder if he has visitation rights. We have to at least try with this one.

    Comment by A neighbor — 9:42 pm December 24, 2013 #

  15. I have known Bryan for 25 years or more. Nice guy (to me at least). But I think if he was interested in changing his ways he would have a long time ago. I wish him all the best and hope he will change but unfortunately he has been getting in trouble for about the whole time I have known him.

    Comment by Steve — 11:07 am December 25, 2013 #

  16. A Neighbor, I’m all for second (and even third) chances, but 34 arrests in 20 years indicates change is not likely to occur. As a current ‘neighbor’ of his, I can say it’s nice to have him locked away, which also keeps his friends/contacts/customers from frequenting our street at all hours.

    Comment by kas — 7:44 pm December 25, 2013 #

  17. leslie davis is my brother and i would just like to say that he is a good man and that the things he has done is caused by the drugs he has been doing and it doesnt make up for it but please understand that the drugs made his mind cloudy i would like to say im sorry to the people that he has hurt and if he sees this i love you so much but u need to get straight i miss u the old u not the one on drugs and thank u to the people who are understanding

    Comment by nikky666 — 3:24 pm January 1, 2014 #

  18. So happy that Leslie Davis met Brian Tierman he is the worst person he could of met. Now Leslie is a jail bird like him thank you Tieraman

    Comment by UNKNOWN — 9:25 pm January 4, 2014 #

  19. nikky666 is telling the truth if you meet him before all the drug’s. He is a good guy at heart and very smart but the drug and the people with the drug clouded his thoughts and cause his actions but if he get the help he need he will be back to the guy me and nikky666 knows and misses so much hope when he get out he will change for good and leave every thing behind him alone thanks for reading this

    Comment by unknown — 12:50 am January 5, 2014 #

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