WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car prowl; vandalism; arrest followup

Here’s the latest news in West Seattle Crime Watch:

CAR PROWL: From Brittany in Seaview:

Our car was broken into last night, around 3:30 am we think (the car alarm woke myself and some neighbors but no one saw anything when we looked outside) we’re on 45th Ave between Graham and Raymond. Broken back window on our vehicle and a stolen chop saw. It was a quick smash and go from the looks of it. The cops let us know that this has been happening pretty frequently so I thought I would help spread the word to keep an eye out if anyone seems suspicious to call it in!

SIGN VANDALISM, AGAIN: Mark Ahlness from the Seattle Nature Alliance says this sign (shown below, pre-vandalism) has been the target of vandals for the second time in three months:

“The ‘Forest Floor’ educational sign near the north parking lot has been defaced, with the words ‘Please keep pets on leash’ deeply scratched. The sign was pulled up and left on the ground in November, but this is permanent damage,” he reports. SNA paid for the sign, which was installed a year ad a half ago with the help of Seattle Parks and Friends of Lincoln Park. FLP forest steward Sharon Baker wrote about the vandalism, with photos, here.

REPEAT-OFFENDER FOLLOWUP: Last weekend, we reported on four repeat offenders, including convicted burglar Jessica Detrick, who was wanted on a warrant for not complying with reporting requirements after three months in treatment as part of the Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA). We then noted that police had arrested and booked her last Sunday in connection with the warrant. King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office spokesperson Dan Donohoe tells WSB a hearing was held Friday, and Superior Court Judge Susan Craighead ordered Detrick back to residential treatment. She’ll remain in jail until a bed opens at the treatment facility; she’s still on the register there tonight.

Thanks to everyone sharing information for Crime Watch, so your neighbors all around the peninsula will know. If something (sizable police response, etc.) is happening RIGHT NOW, best way to let us know – once you’ve called 911! – is via text or voice, 206-293-6302.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car prowl; vandalism; arrest followup"

  • anonyme February 27, 2017 (6:38 am)

    Too much taxpayer money has already been wasted on treatment for Detrick.  This is just a diversionary tactic used by career criminals ; clearly she has not yet hit rock bottom.   I say throw her in a cell and let her go cold turkey for a long, long time.

  • Joan February 27, 2017 (8:02 am)

    So, it seems that a  disgruntled dog owner defaced the sign. The next time I’m there and see unleashed dogs, I will say something to the owners. It’s time to obey the law dog owners!

  • Don_Brubeck February 27, 2017 (8:16 am)

    Anonyme,  Throwing someone into a cell costs taxpayers roughly $35,000 per year for county jail and $50,000 per year for state prison. Maybe worth it if it worked, but not much chance of turning around a drug addiction problem in that option. 

  • Greg Strunk February 27, 2017 (9:18 am)

    Sometimes people who turn to crime to fund their addiction need to be in a cell away from the rest of us even if it is not best for them.

  • anonyme February 27, 2017 (10:11 am)

    Don – how much does it cost to repeatedly put her through rehab that clearly has no effect?  How much does it cost her victims in property loss and everything else they must go through to recoup those losses – if even possible?  How much does it cost taxpayers for police to continually have to arrest her, jails to hold her, and courts to send her once again through those revolving doors?   I think that if you add up the monetary and other damages this one individual has already cost society, the cost of prison is a bargain.  It’s also a message that career criminals and drug addicts cannot continually work the system to the detriment of others.

    • Yup February 27, 2017 (2:38 pm)

      I second that emotion

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