West Seattle Crime Watch: Stabbing charge; suspected tool theft

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports today:

STABBING SUSPECT CHARGED: The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has filed a charge of second-degree assault against Beverlee Darden, the 52-year-old High Point woman arrested after last Wednesday night’s stabbing outside South Seattle Market at 35th/Morgan. In the charging documents, prosecutors say the suspect thought the 17-year-old victim, described as a volunteer at West Seattle Food Bank who lives near Darden, was interested in Darden’s husband, and had been calling her insulting names based on that. On Wednesday night, the victim confronted her about it, and, prosecutors say, while they were arguing, Darden stabbed her. The charging documents say the knife appears to be the same one used when Darden was accused of stabbing her husband last November, a case in which no charges appear to have been filed, but she does have a record – 12 bookings into the King County Jail since 1986, and 10 arrest warrants. She remains in jail with bail set at $50,000.

SUSPECTED TOOL THEFT: From a resident near 21st/Roxbury:

About 10 am this morning I noticed a man in the middle of my planted parking strip. He was messing with some tool boxes. I’m assuming he just stole the two boxes, and a white Home Depot bucket full of stuff. He couldn’t carry it all, so threw what he could in the bucket and took off. My dog was barking at him, and possibly he saw me, so that is why he took off so fast. He only took a drill out, and the rest of the two boxes had stuff in them. So, if your tools were stolen this am, the police have most of them.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stabbing charge; suspected tool theft"

  • wetone January 14, 2015 (10:22 am)

    On the tool theft and Home Depot being mentioned. I have been to H/D 3x in the last 3 days. 2x 1st ave. The alarms were going off in back part of store asked what was cause, told people were grabbing $$ electrical tools then running out the back side door and has been happening daily lately. Then at the Delridge H/D yesterday someone was trying to return some stuff and they were escorted out ? Don’t know how they stay in business. Would be interesting to see their weekly loses from grab and dash and fraudulent returns. Grocery stores in area seam to be having much of the some problem also lately. These things cost us all as retailers raise cost to cover their loses :(

  • SillyGoose January 14, 2015 (1:43 pm)

    Ah yes the 5 gallon bucket, a few years back I approached a known thief to ask him what the hell he was doing on my block with his crime bucket, and he was so high he could barely walk but by god he was not letting go of his bucket full of stolen goods. That is there portable crime bucket, if you start watching these metal theives, and petty crimminals they will more than likely have one w/lid near by, and then they had the whole thing over to whom ever us buying the goods.

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