West Seattle Crime Watch followups: Store-burglary suspect in jail; stolen car found

Two West Seattle Crime Watch followups tonight:

STORE BURGLARY ARREST: You might recall Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) in Westwood Village getting broken into twice in December, the first one hitting hours before their holiday open house, to which they responded defiantly with a bow over the plywood covering the smashed-in door:

Talking with the proprietors this week, we found out a suspect has been arrested and charged in that break-in. Police identified 38-year-old Ioane Sua of First Hill via a palm-print match and surveillance video. Once they knew who they were looking for, he wasn’t hard to find … he was already in the King County Jail, arrested on January 10th after being found driving a car that had been stolen on New Year’s Day from the Home Depot parking lot on Delridge. Prosecutors charged Sua with second-degree burglary in late January, and have since charged him in the stolen-car case too. He was scheduled to return to court today, but the hearing was postponed because a possible plea agreement is in the works, according to a document in the online files. He remains jailed in lieu of $30,000 bail, and has a lengthy criminal record.

STOLEN CAR FOUND: Speaking of stolen cars – the one reported here this morning has since been found, reports its owner:

They found my car in White Center with stolen plates on it. The inside was filled with garbage, food and a bag full of stolen mail that was all opened, from as far away as Sammamish, hence my full tank of gas depleted. My glovebox, console, trunk all emptied. Every part of the inside and parts of the outside wiped down with smelly, greasy cleaner to cover their tracks. The good news is that there’s no real damage. With case # in hand I drove home with no license plates, which I’ll have to replace tomorrow.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch followups: Store-burglary suspect in jail; stolen car found"

  • Steve March 26, 2015 (2:07 pm)

    Put this scumbag away for a long time…NO plea deal. He has no respect for others or their property. No deals.

  • Chris March 26, 2015 (10:04 pm)

    No kidding, what’s with this plea bs, a crime is committed, serve the time. Wyatt’s should make a plea that the time he serves is doubled.

  • Ali April 1, 2015 (1:58 pm)

    Add woman beatter to the list!!

  • joel - the only Joel April 2, 2015 (8:53 pm)

    it’s too bad the cops keep arresting the same people over and over again and the courts keep letting them out…..the stolen car should be 3 years in jail and the break in at the jewelry store another 2 years…..plus he’s likely on probation for a long list of other crimes. bet he gets time served and is back robbing/stealing/mugging/car jacking/thieving in no time….the cops will arrest him again and the courts will let him free. the career criminals know how to play the game – that’s how they’ve made a career out of it……we have endless tax dollars to keep arresting and prosecuting these people but yet when a school needs a teacher they have to have bake sales to pay for the teacher.

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