2 more registered sex offenders move to West Seattle, SPD reports

Just in from Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator Mark Solomon, one of his periodic e-mails with word of Level 3 sex offenders moving into West Seattle. We have added links to the pages on the sex-offender-info website where you’ll find these men’s photos and other additional information:

In an effort to keep you informed, and in our constant attempts to reduce future victimization, we want to let you know about level 3 sex offenders that have moved into Southwest Precinct neighborhoods in recent weeks.

· Richard Blick, a 61 year-old White male, is a level 3 registered sex offender who has recently moved to the 5600 block of 42nd Avenue Southwest. Mr. Blick is currently under Department of Corrections supervision. [More info, photo here]

· Muche Whidby, a 63 year-old African American male, is a level 3 sex offender who has recently moved to the 6000 block of Lanham Place Southwest. Mr. Whidby is no longer under Department of Corrections supervision. [More info, photo here]

Detective Fields from the Seattle Police Department’s Sex Offender Detail is assigned to check on these offenders and verify their information.

To learn more about these offenders and to see their photos, please visit the King County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender website and search by their names. You will also find personal safety tips and resources on this site. icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54473&disc

If you have further questions about these offenders, contact Michelle McRae of the Seattle Police Sex Offender Detail at 206-684-5581 or e-mail at michelle.mcrae@seattle.gov.

To register to receive an email alert whenever a published offender registers within one mile of your desired addresses, go to (this) link.

After the jump (if you’re seeing this from the WSB home page), Solomon’s e-mail continues with information explaining “Level 3” and how best to protect children:

Level 3 sex offenders pose the highest risk to re-offend. It is normal to feel upset, angry and worried about a registered sex offender living in your community. The Community Notification Act of 1990 requires sex offenders to register in the community where they live. The law also allows local law enforcement to make the public aware about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders. Since these offenders have completed their sentences, they are free to live where they wish. Experts believe sex offenders are less likely to re-offend if they live and work in an environment free of harassment. Any actions taken against the listed sex offenders could result in arrest and prosecution as it is against the law to use this information in any way to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders. The SPD Sex offender detectives will check on these offenders every 3 months to verify our information.

The single most effective means of protecting your child is communication with your child. They have to feel comfortable discussing sensitive matters with you. Teach your children that they should not be asked to touch anyone in the bathing suit areas of their body or allow anyone to touch them in those areas. Teach them types of situations to avoid. It is not good enough to tell a child to avoid strangers. Please remember that children are most often molested by someone they or their parents know.

They are not the only sex offenders living in this area (or elsewhere). You can use this lookup to see who else is nearby (it’s also permanently linked from the WSB Crime Watch page).

34 Replies to "2 more registered sex offenders move to West Seattle, SPD reports"

  • monroe1200 March 19, 2014 (11:15 am)

    That sucks that he can live so close to schools, parks, and day cares. The 5600 block of 42nd is right in the center of all of those places. I know they have to live somewhere, but hell, if we cant have LEGAL pot shops in those areas, why should we allow child rapist to be in those areas. Seems a bit ass backwards in my opinion.

  • MG March 19, 2014 (11:19 am)

    Richard Blick is living next to the Highpoint Play Field. NICE!

    RCW 9A.44.076
    Rape of a child in the second degree.

    (1) A person is guilty of rape of a child in the second degree when the person has sexual intercourse with another who is at least twelve years old but less than fourteen years old and not married to the perpetrator and the perpetrator is at least thirty-six months older than the victim

  • MG March 19, 2014 (11:27 am)

    Muche Whidby living near children’s park. What the hell

    RCW 9.68A.090
    Communication with minor for immoral purposes — Penalties.

    (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a person who communicates with a minor for immoral purposes, or a person who communicates with someone the person believes to be a minor for immoral purposes, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

  • MG March 19, 2014 (11:33 am)

    I emailed Michelle McRae of the Seattle Police Sex Offender Detail at 206-684-5581 or e-mail at michelle.mcrae@seattle.gov. asking if where they are living, next to a park is appropriate.

    Call and/or email her with your concerns

  • rs March 19, 2014 (12:01 pm)

    Seems he was last in jail 3/11/14-3/13/14….any idea what charge this is?

    Charges for this booking

    Cause No: 001061087 Court: WA State Dept of Corrections RCW / ORD: 9.94A.195 Release Reason: Sentence expiration Bail Amount: Bail Denied Charge: COM PLCMNT ARR/ROC 2

    • WSB March 19, 2014 (12:15 pm)

      That is the same # as the original case from more than a decade ago, details of which are not available online because King County’s ECR system doesn’t go back that far. Basically, since it’s DOC, that means some kind of probation/community-custody violation.

  • CubanRefugee March 19, 2014 (12:28 pm)

    WSB is right. There are no restrictions on where sex offenders can live, and they have done their time for their crime. Unless we can start shipping (the worst) registered sex offenders off to live on a private island somewhere, with the amount of playgrounds, rec areas, parks, and schools in our area, they’re bound to live somewhere nearby. If you look at the sex offender websites often, as I do since I became a father, you’d be amazed at how many there are in every area.

    Once someone like that has done their time in prison, it’s up to us, the parents, to educate our children on matters like these and how to protect themselves and react if approached by strangers.

  • Unfortunate March 19, 2014 (12:37 pm)

    Thank you for the “lookup” link. There are currently 3 – level III, 4 – level II, and 4 – non compliant level I living within a 1 mile radius of my home. Near my office there are 10 – level III and 6 – level II…

  • T Rex March 19, 2014 (12:43 pm)

    They should not be allowed to live ANYWHERE! They should be in jail for the rest of their lives.

  • craig March 19, 2014 (12:56 pm)

    So…we put down a dog if it bites someone, yet these freaks are allowed do harm and continue to breath?? The world is OVERPOPULATED! These ****s should be put down!

    • WSB March 19, 2014 (1:20 pm)

      If you believe sex crimes should be a death-penalty offense, that would be up to the Legislature.

  • LT March 19, 2014 (1:57 pm)

    Ditto what monroe1200 said.

  • CandrewB March 19, 2014 (3:02 pm)

    5600 42nd SW isn’t exactly Aberdeen, even a bedroom would be about $600 a month and no one is welcoming this guy into their house. They are obviously unemployable. Are these guys moving in with family or are we picking up their rent too?

  • W.Sea Dad March 19, 2014 (3:23 pm)

    Passive Seattleites asking for the death penalty to be extended. Now I’ve heard it all. CubanRefugee is spot on.

  • Community Member March 19, 2014 (3:27 pm)

    1.5 miles is “near” a park?
    If you think the laws should be changed, talk to the lawmakers.
    Don’t waste tax dollars making local police respond to complaints that someone is allowed to live 30 minute walking distance from a park. Let the police time be used doing actual police work.

  • Laura March 19, 2014 (6:59 pm)

    CubanRefugee – funny you should mention shipping sex offenders off to an island, because WA already does that! Google the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island, and the rest of you can rest assured that the worst of the worst are not leaving that place any time soon.

  • hc March 19, 2014 (9:25 pm)

    That’s three offender’s this week with in the neighborhood of Highland park. I’m alerted every time through registry this is to much.

  • Resident March 19, 2014 (10:01 pm)

    Is 6000 block of Lanham Place Southwest a safe house for sex offenders? If you google that address multiple crimes/ attacks on women show up.



    • WSB March 19, 2014 (10:07 pm)

      That was one case four years ago. I just looked in data.seattle.gov and the only violent crime reported between then and now was an assault report in July 2013.

  • Craig March 19, 2014 (10:50 pm)

    Makes me sick
    Had one level three move in and literally ruin my childhood street. Watch out people they have more right s than you or your kids!

  • HMC Rich March 19, 2014 (11:37 pm)

    One of them is within 3 to 4 blocks of Fairmont park. That school will reopen in September. He is living in a neighborhood and the adjacent streets with lots of kids. This is very unfortunate. We have to change the legislatures mind on sex offenders.

  • jps March 20, 2014 (10:16 am)

    Doesn’t SHA policy exclude convicted felons from living in the subsidized housing? I’m not even sure how it is possible for this level 3 to have moved in at all.

    • WSB March 20, 2014 (10:37 am)

      JPS, there is no indication of whether the address is subsidized or not. SHA policy does say that sex offenders who have to register are excluded from their housing. But if it’s privately owned or rented, don’t know that they would have jurisdiction. Checking. – TR

  • BecauseIGotHighPoint March 20, 2014 (12:31 pm)

    The only thing worse than law enforcement having visibility into sex offenders who live near schools, parks, playgrounds, etc. is them not having any visibility at all (offenders falling off the grid and not being tracked by anyone).

    At least they can keep an eye on them when they (and we) know where they live, who they are and what they look like.

  • HP res March 20, 2014 (12:43 pm)

    According to Sean McKenna of SHA/HP, sex offenders of any level are not allowed in High Point. They apparently looked into both guys who have registered addresses in HP and they say neither of them live there. Good on one hand, but giving false address to the state is an entirely different issue. If they’re not living there, where ARE they living??

  • HP res March 20, 2014 (6:39 pm)

    Other HP res, I was wondering the exact same thing. What’s the point of the registry if it’s inaccurate? Makes me wonder how many might live in HP without SHA/HP’s knowledge.

  • KK50 March 20, 2014 (9:56 pm)

    About 6 yrs ago a level 2 sex offender moved next door to me and my 4 yo son. I did a lot of research at the time. The info on the registered sex offender site about the offender was vague and I wanted more details. There is a law that enables neighbors etc to get detailed info about the crime, the offenders adherence to mandatory monitoring etc. they also provided information for safety in regards to the offender. I had to dig pretty deep to finds the contacts for my inquiry but it was so helpful to me.

  • BrassyMomma March 21, 2014 (12:09 am)

    “The single most effective means of protecting your child is communication with your child.”

    Um, no – the single most effective means of protecting your child is not letting these monsters out of prison!

    It is NOT a child’s responsibility to manage an adult’s actions – especially criminals like these. We safeguard our kids to the fullest, but a scared, intimidated kid won’t remember a frikkin’ checklist of what to do or not to do.

    Why, why, why do we coddle criminals of this nature?

    Never mind – it’ll become some flame war and I don’t want that. I’m just so disappointed we aren’t fighting harder to get these predators away from society in some way.

    I so hate we’ve become an SO dumping ground in West Seattle, especially so close to our schools.

  • R.W. March 21, 2014 (4:59 am)

    Candrew B.– This guy is renting a room from a woman who runs a boarding house and is not living with family. The rooms rent anywhere from about $450 – $600 a month.

  • Laura March 21, 2014 (1:54 pm)

    We ARE fighting hard to keep them locked away – most people don’t understand that when certain repeat sex offenders are released from prison, they have a hearing where the court determines whether or not they have a mental disorder (guess what: they almost always do) and then they are civilly committed for an indefinite amount of time (guess what: forever) at the special commitment center on McNeil Island. Happy? No, of course not, because why aren’t ALL of them be locked up there forever? Well ladies and gentlemen, unfortunately that’s because of a little thing called due process of law.

  • buckwheat March 21, 2014 (2:52 pm)

    Wait until the apodments are completed. You will see more of these POS in the area.

  • jps March 21, 2014 (7:52 pm)

    Sean McKenna can say whatever about the policy. Prior to seeing this blog post I’ve seen he fellow who is supposed to live on Lanham. Good chance the person is living with family friends and its not reported to SHA oldest trick in the book to have unnamed individuals living at a property hidden from landlords

  • Laura March 22, 2014 (6:47 pm)

    It’s sad that the criminal has the upper hand. Anytime we have to alter our lives and the lives of our children because of people who have ill intentions. So you have served your time. I would not trust you ever!

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