Crime Watch update: Admiral burglary suspect out of jail

Followups are our specialty, from development projects to road-work plans and beyond, and we’re trying to do a better job of following up on crime coverage too. Toward that end: We’ve been tracking the status of two suspects from recent high-profile burglary cases in West Seattle, so we wanted to report that one of them has just gotten out of jail — 18-year-old Skyelar Hailey, the only adult suspect arrested 10 days ago in the Admiral neighborhood incident we covered here. The county jail register indicates he posted bail (which had been set at $7,500) just before 5 o’clock tonight. Online court records indicate he has a significant prior criminal history. (The other suspect whose status we’re tracking, Fauntleroy burglary suspect Richard Lovejoy, remains in jail.)

13 Replies to "Crime Watch update: Admiral burglary suspect out of jail"

  • charles November 27, 2008 (9:46 am)

    bail way to low, probely paid for it with money he got from a fence. he will be back at it i,m sure.

  • marty November 27, 2008 (9:49 am)

    Perfect! You would think someone with “significant prior criminal history” would have to pay a lot more for bail. Lock your doors!

  • Irukandji November 27, 2008 (10:32 am)

    It took him more than two weeks to get the bail – obviously no friends or family came to his immediate rescue. We’re all keeping an eye out for him and for each other. Any chance, TR, of posting Skyelar’s booking photo?

  • WTF November 27, 2008 (10:58 am)

    Post is 10% of the bail. No doubt he got someone to hock some of the stuff he stole. Imagine that! Don’t worry, he’ll be back after he robs and rapes someone(s) else. Hmmm, wonder how much it cost the all the patrol officers, K9 and the helicopter search? Way to go DA. Brilliant.

  • Neighbor November 27, 2008 (5:22 pm)

    I think the neighborhood deserves to see his photo. There is no reason he should walking the streets of our neighborhood. We deserve to be able to live in our homes without being afraid that someone is going to break in. His girlfriend Kelsie is sick of us as per her last post and wants to be left alone, she claims they are “good people, and that he has learned from his mistake.” Skylar is a repeat offender, he has even broken in to other homes in the same neighborhood. The police think he’s a career thief. He is not the victim, nor is Kelsie, we are. The faster they are run out of West Seattle the better.

  • WSB November 27, 2008 (5:28 pm)

    If the photo was publicly available from law enforcement, we would post it. We will quadruple-check to be sure nothing’s changed very recently but I can tell you from having worked in news media in Seattle for 17+ years, it works like this: Booking photos, not available unless authorities have some reason they need to release the photo – such as, the recent search for the Southcenter murder suspect. The state Department of Corrections will entertain requests for mug shots – but that assumes the person spent time in state prison, which I don’t believe is the case here. The reason we were able to share the mug shot of Richard Lovejoy is that the law requires photos and addresses (within a block) of Level 2 and Level 3 registered sex offenders to be posted online, and that’s where we got it, since that’s his background. Only other chance to photograph a suspect is to attend a court hearing and have the judge say it’s OK for courtroom photography (in Superior Court, it’s usually OK though sometimes they won’t let you photograph the suspect’s face; cameras are not allowed in all courtrooms – that’s why you see, for example, sketches from federal court proceedings). We will continue to track this case (and other high-profile West Seattle cases, best as we can) through the justice system; very often there are delays, postponements, changes, etc. as you know if you followed our coverage of the three 2007 West Seattle murders that made their way through the justice system (so far this year, side note, only one murder in West Seattle, and it was in a murder/suicide case in Highland Park last spring, so no suspect left to prosecute: ).

  • A November 27, 2008 (6:20 pm)

    Hmm. I searched Skyelar Hailey on Myspace and I believe his profile popped up in the search. It’s considered “private,” but you can still see the main profile photo. It’s not for sure him, but his name is Skyelar, he’s 18 and he lives in “tha west of the 206.”

    It says his current mood is “evil.”

  • Scott November 27, 2008 (8:36 pm)

    Check out the previous posts’ link.
    Even if its not him… -loser- !
    Gangster wanna-be.

  • Irukandji November 27, 2008 (9:36 pm)

    TR – thanks for the education.
    Neighbor, I’d love to see Kelsie’s post(s). If she is indeed the GF in the corner house, she ought know that she’ll be left alone when the guys with the pit bulls stop hanging out in the alley, when we can’t hear her ‘visitors’ a block away, when she moves somewhere her friends and lovers aren’t casing our cars, leaving their trash in our yards and breaking into our homes.
    We are all expecting the landlord to take action and he’ll get a call every time there’s an issue.

  • Neighbor November 28, 2008 (12:28 pm)

    As we now know Skyelar has been in the neighborhood since being released. The police should be called if you see him, he is a suspicious person. Let them deal with him, make it more then clear he is going to be unwelcome.
    Irukandji-Kelsie’s last post is at the bottom of the initial incident post linked in the paragraph.

  • Irukandji November 28, 2008 (4:12 pm)

    Thanks much. A note has gone in to Lt. James and all neighbors are on alert.

  • Pappy November 30, 2008 (7:19 am)

    A suggestion for dealing with the landlord:

    FYI: The Seattle Neighborhood Group has a staff person that assists with the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council that meets monthly, except for December, at the SW Precinct:

  • AH December 2, 2008 (10:30 am)

    I live in Admiral Junction area and had my vehicle broken into about 2 months ago… and just last night someone got into my girlfriends car at the same address. Does anyone know if the police recovered stolen items from the past burglaries? Also I would be interested in knowing what neighborhood this suspected person lives in.

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