West Seattle Crime Watch: ‘Loose Change Bandit’ followup; P-Patch car prowl

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes:

BURGLARY FOLLOWUP: When we included a 36th/Trenton burglary arrest in West Seattle Crime Watch yesterday, based on neighborhood e-mails, this detail was missing – the “loose change” loot, just reported via SPD Blotter:

Police are hoping a burglar changes his ways after officers caught him walking out of a West Seattle home early Wednesday carrying 65 pounds of stolen coins.

A resident in the 8600 (block of) 35th Ave SW called 911 around 4 AM after hearing glass breaking and seeing a man climb into a neighbor’s window.

As Officers Joel Nark and Jason Ross arrived at the scene, they saw the burglar emerging from the home, carrying an armload of bags. When officers shouted for the suspect to stop, he dropped everything he was carrying and took off running down an alley.

Police chased after the man, who hopped several fences, ran through yards, and jumped off a 10-foot-high deck as he fled. Neighbors spotted the suspect running from police and pointed officers in his direction. Police eventually found the suspect hiding in a shed and took him into custody.

Police recovered the 65 pounds of change – which the homeowner reportedly saves to give to his son – and a stolen humidor, and booked the suspect into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

P-PATCH CAR PROWL: From Dan:

My 9-months-pregnant wife pulled up to the Lincoln Park P-Patch (Wednesday) to water our garden. A blue, 2 door, lowered Acura/Honda with gold rims and an exhaust system pulled up when she left and punched out her window and stole her purse containing all of her ID’s and her medical cards. Folks across the street caught the license plate as (ending in) –9YFK. Please, if you see this car, give the police a call.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 'Loose Change Bandit' followup; P-Patch car prowl"

  • Mark July 9, 2015 (2:35 pm)

    sad to hear about these situations that are going on. Hate feeling like we must watch our backs every time we leave our house or go to the park. Just seems like a matter of time before someone is going to get seriously hurt.

  • Burglerbustindad July 10, 2015 (8:10 am)

    Glad they got him, I think I know where he was headed

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