West Seattle Crime Watch: Robbery suspect out of jail; three reader reports

Three reader reports to share – but first, a followup:

ROBBERY SUSPECT OUT OF JAIL: A week and a half after his arrest, 19-year-old robbery suspect Ayub M. Rage is out of jail. He was the lone adult arrested after a chase and crash two and a half weeks ago, and then was charged with robbing the Admiral 7-11 and trying to rob the 41st/Admiral Chevron. He got out of jail Monday night, hours after pleading not guilty to the charges, and being granted his request for bail reduction. Rage had been held in lieu of $75,000 bail; a judge allowed his release on condition he participate in the CCAP program, described online as a program that “holds participants accountable to a weekly itinerary directed at involving the participant in a continuum of structured programs and classes.” His next court appearance is set for November 17th.

BALLOT THEFT: Luke messaged us via Twitter on Monday night: “Ballot got stolen from mailbox at Holden/35th between 6 pm and 8 pm while I was home!” We’ve heard secondhand of at least one other case of ballot theft. With mail thieves still on the loose, our advice is to use the free dropbox or take your ballot directly to a Post Office. If you do lose yours, you can print a replacement.

PACKAGE THIEF: The video and report are from Abraham in Highland Park:

Just wanted to get the word out on this guy … he stole packages from my doorstep Thursday, November 3, at 2:52 pm. He got a light gray ski jacket from me …. might be wearing it now.

The unusual thing is that after pinching the packages, the thief sat on the steps to check them out, as you’ll see on the video. It’s been reported to police.

BURGLARY REPORT: It’s a few weeks delayed but thank you to the Arbor Heights resident who thought we should alert people about this:

I wanted to share with you a recent burglary that took place in our Arbor Heights neighborhood. During the last crazy windstorm in October, our neighbor whose wife is quite ill had to call for help and the Fire department and an Aid Car came and took her to the hospital. While they were gone the home was broken into and (burglarized). This recap is from our other neighbor so its secondhand but the point being is that these criminals are organized and listening to the scanner for when families are called away on an emergency and taking an opportunity to strike.

18 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Robbery suspect out of jail; three reader reports"

  • anonyme November 8, 2016 (5:26 am)

    I do hope Mr. Rage is not inconvenienced in any way by his court ordered classes, and that the seating and refreshments meet his approval.  It would be criminal to hinder his chosen occupation in any way (robbery, car theft, etc.)

    BTW, does anyone know if a gun was involved?

  • Double Dub Resident November 8, 2016 (5:54 am)

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the victim of the package theft went down to one of the local parks like Roxhill,  they would find this package thief . 

    I ran a couple of Roxhill “residents ” out of my block after I caught them trying to hang around a house where a UPS truck was delivering a box.  I then contacted the neighbor to let them know  

  • AIDM November 8, 2016 (6:12 am)

    I believe the homeowner’s fence provides cover from neighbors, which is why he is sitting low and inspecting the packages. This is one of the reasons SPD doesn’t recommend high fences.

    If multiple robberies, a high speed chase, and a stolen car gets someone out on bail in 1.5 weeks it seems like all hope is lost in Seattle.

  • unknown November 8, 2016 (7:56 am)

    I think it’s time for a vigilante group to meet and discuss what to do with these POS’s!!!! I know I went a little off the deep end here but GEEZ enough is enough.

    And I agree with what  ANONYME said do you think “Rage” is really going to go to this court appointed program???  ” a judge allowed his release on condition he participate in the CCAP program”

  • Michael November 8, 2016 (8:02 am)

    I see the guy who is captured stealing and opening packages regularly at Alaska Junction loction. Suggest looking around that area- he also wears glasses occasionally

    • Jon November 8, 2016 (9:42 am)

      Just saw that guy walking near QFC at the Junction.

  • KT November 8, 2016 (8:44 am)

    There is no end to our stupidity ….. Rage had been held in lieu of $75,000 bail; a judge allowed his release on condition he participate in the CCAP program, described online as a program that “holds participants accountable to a weekly itinerary directed at involving the participant in a continuum of structured programs and classes.”

  • Seattlite November 8, 2016 (8:47 am)

    Rage is a repeat offender and should not be out on the streets.  So much for justice and law and order.

  • Gene November 8, 2016 (8:57 am)

    Just a reminder folks- Judges are elected- we vote them in- we can vote them out. Find out the name of this Judge- write it down – remember it next time they are on ballot. 

  • wetone November 8, 2016 (9:01 am)

    Do we know name of judge that allowed his release ?  just want to see if he or she is on ballot and make needed changes ; )

    • WSB November 8, 2016 (10:07 am)

      Julie Spector, who ran for re-election this year unopposed.

  • steve November 8, 2016 (9:42 am)

    Yes judges are elected. Unfortunately, from what I’ve heard from an attoney, some of these municipal court positions really stink. Few people want the job.   I recall one judge in particular that was really awful, and was always re-elected, unopposed.  Sad.  But, I’d like to add that there are many that do a fine job, and we’re lucky to have them. Many are  dedicated, appropriately compassionate, and tough when necessary. I really don’t think it’s an easy job.

  • Gary November 8, 2016 (10:18 am)

    I was stalked last night (Mon Nov 7) at 9PM in North Admiral by a man in his late teens/early 20’s, as I ran to my car.  Wonder if it might be this guy?

  • Cheryl November 8, 2016 (10:50 am)

    Hi @Abraham, I work at a small start up in Pioneer Square in DT Seattle that was inspired to create their product because our founder had a box of donated coats stolen from his front porch (which were slated for his non-profit organization SurviveTheStreets.org). He wanted to put an end to package theft and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign last spring. Check them out! I think they’re planning to offer discounted devices to folks who’ve actually been victims of package theft, which would be nice as well. :D

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    Anyway, they’re called Package Guard and you can find out more on their website at: https://www.thepackageguard.com 
    Meanwhile, I’m sorry that this happened to you (or ANYONE)! Having packages or mail stolen really sucks! I wish there was more we could do, maybe get more involved with local neighborhood watch groups? Or connect with neighbors on Nextdoor.com ? There’s gotta be a better way to deal with porch pirates! 
  • walker November 8, 2016 (12:27 pm)

    This is exactly why I’ve hated the mail-in system of voting since it was enacted–you can’t trust that your ballot isn’t going to be stolen or “misplaced” by zealots, you can’t know that your vote is going to make it in, and if you don’t have a car or live on a bus line that can get you to the ONLY ballot box or to a post office, you must rely on something unreliable, as these reports prove. What happens to the people whose votes were stolen? Do they get to vote again? Do they have to take time away from work or go somewhere inconvenient to recast their ballots? It seems really crappy that in a highly contested election year their votes will now be suppressed.

    • WSB November 8, 2016 (12:30 pm)

      They can reprint ballots from the KC Elections website and take them to the dropbox (which has extra envelopes if you need one) or post office.

  • anonyme November 8, 2016 (2:49 pm)

    When I saw the video of the package guy I thought I’d seen him in the Junction, and that suspicion does seem to have been confirmed by several other commenters.  Distinctive backpack.  I’d suggest that SPD pick him up as he’s not hard to find, but he’d only be out the next day anyhow.

  • ChannelingLewisBlack November 8, 2016 (4:35 pm)

    Does Ms Herbold have an opinion?  Just curious if there’s concern about a city that has abandoned not only quality-of-life issues, but apparently enforcement of robbery, theft and car prowl are non-priority.  Hate to inconvenience the city and SPD but lock these guys up.

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