FOLLOWUP: Burglary suspect Garrett Cimmery charged with 4 felonies

Four felony charges have been filed against the burglary suspect arrested at Hiawatha Playfield one week ago tonight after a wide-ranging search in Admiral. 29-year-old Garrett Cimmery of Federal Way is charged with one count of residential burglary and three counts of firearms theft; the charging documents say three shotguns were among the items he is accused of stealing from the victims’ home near Me-Kwa-Mooks Park. They also shine additional light into what prosecutors say happened:

As reported previously, a neighbor saw an unfamiliar car and man in the victims’ driveway; when the victims returned home shortly thereafter and discovered the burglary, the information was provided to police. The neighbor saw the same car show up in the neighborhood less than two hours after the break-in; police were called again, an officer spotted the car headed eastbound in Admiral, and it was abandoned in the Admiral Starbucks/Baskin-Robbins parking lot, where the driver bolted. Cimmery was caught after an extensive search and short foot chase.

New information in the charging documents says a friend of the suspect lives in a trailer at the Burien location where Cimmery told police he stashed the stolen guns. Cimmery is reported to have told police he didn’t intend to commit a burglary but was driving around in West Seattle and happened to see the victims leaving their house. He said he then parked the rented car in the driveway and knocked on two doors at the house; when no one answered, he pushed on a large glass window that opened, and that’s how he got inside. He told police the guns he stole were in a closet next to a gun safe, so, he said, he left the house with the guns and jewelry to get bolt cutters to bring back for breaking into the safe. The neighbor said he drove off after that second approach when he saw her come out of her house with a phone, intending to get a photo or video.

He has been out of jail since late last Monday night, after posting bond on $10,000 bail. Along with charges, prosecutors asked for a higher bail, but what’s on file suggests that was not granted. He will be expected back in court before month’s end to answer the charges.

10 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Burglary suspect Garrett Cimmery charged with 4 felonies"

  • Alki Resident November 20, 2016 (7:43 pm)

    Ya good luck having him show up for his court date. It amazes me how a felon can post bail and be out and about with zero supervision.

    • Missy December 3, 2016 (7:14 am)

      Well he did….he showed up in court. First time to do this. He did not harm anyone nor kill anyone. The guns should have been locked up.

  • burglarbustingdad November 20, 2016 (7:57 pm)

    Did he harm any trees?

  • Double Dub Resident November 20, 2016 (8:52 pm)

    Well I wasn’t planning on robbing anyone but I’m a POS and that’s what POS do 

  • aRF November 20, 2016 (9:11 pm)

    When will people learn that you shouldn’t leave valuables in a gun safe?

  • Fiz November 20, 2016 (10:08 pm)

    It was an accident.  Not his fault that those people left their personal property unguarded inside their residence.    What were they thinking?!  

  • Josh November 20, 2016 (10:15 pm)

    Does anyone know why bail could be so low? This doesn’t make any sense based on the severity of the crime (stealing, planning to return, evading police). Is there anything we can do to get this guy locked up? Awful…

    • Andy November 21, 2016 (5:19 am)

      The laws have to be re-written in order to effectively deal with the proliferation of crimes committed by people like this guy. Otherwise, they are turned loose with a slap on the wrists and with no real incentive to change their ways. 

  • Alki Resident November 20, 2016 (10:27 pm)

    Josh, because judges in this state like to give people, with multiple felonies, a chance to turn their life around. Sitting in jail thinking about what they’ve done is just inhumane.

  • joel November 25, 2016 (12:03 am)

    hey lets be nice to our future ‘student’ when he’s in prison.

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