WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: High-profile case updates; mail thief on video

We start tonight’s Crime Watch roundup with updates on three high-profile defendants (all of whom remain in jail):

ANNA KASPAROVA, ABEL LINARES-MONTEJO: Another set of dates was scheduled today for the co-defendants in the September murder of Edixon Velasquez outside his Westwood home – they are both due back in court for a trial-readiness hearing on January 12th, and depending on how that goes, a trial date of January 23rd. Both are charged with first-degree murder.

KIERRA WARD: The woman charged with first-degree assault after the October knife attack on an Admiral woman walking with her baby was back in court Wednesday. It was a routine hearing, with the only result the decision that she’ll be back in court December 14th for another check on where things stand.

And one reader report tonight:

MAIL THEFT: From Ryan:

I had mail stolen from my front porch at 4 AM this morning on 50th in North Admiral. My camera got some videos of the person walking back and forth (the one of it actually happening is below), but obviously not the perp’s face.

Already filed a police report.

(Initial number T17014275.)

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: High-profile case updates; mail thief on video"

  • NSAlki November 30, 2017 (11:29 pm)

    Question about the Kierra Ward case:

    Is there any attempt to get her help with schizophrenia or whatever mental disorder she has. Don’t get me wrong, I walk my dog by that park quite often at night. Could have been me instead of the poor mom with the baby. But I’m not sure holding her in jail for a certain amount of time is going to be a long term cure. It isn’t right, nor is it safe for the city. At some point she is going to be out and unless her disorder is treated, this may happen again.

  • Chris December 1, 2017 (7:43 am)

    Re the porch mail theft.   We live fairly close to this.   We heard someone on our front porch early yesterday morning.   We figured they thought there was a package up there due to a table, or they were after our wreath.   The wreath was behind a locked screen door.   However, just in case, we moved our wreath indoors to perhaps save the door.   We do not have a camera, so did not catch whomever it was.     Motion detector light could have sent them on their way too. So sad we have to deal with all of this thievery.

  • Ray December 1, 2017 (6:44 pm)

    Porch mail theft.  Do you have a video, or description, of the car?

  • tm7302 December 2, 2017 (11:16 am)

    I would say from the video (hair, styling of shoes and pendant the outside of shirt) that it is a woman who pinched your mail.  Something to think about…

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