West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Fauntleroy suspect charged

gavel.jpgAnother followup to the Fauntleroy arrest early Sunday, following one break-in, another attempt, and a helicopter search: Court documents obtained from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office list the charges now filed against 41-year-old Richard Lovejoy, the convicted rapist caught after that search. Read on for details of the charges, including more information about the evidence prosecutors say they have against him:

Lovejoy is charged with residential burglary, for allegedly breaking into a home just east of Lincoln Park, and with second-degree burglary for allegedly trying to break into the Colman Pool building in the park. (The photo at left is from his listing in the statewide sex-offender database, in which he was registered to an Arbor Heights address.)

The newly filed charging documents, which are public records, say that a laptop, iPod, camera, and camcorder were found on Lovejoy when he was arrested outside a house on the south end of the park, and that the burglary victim said those items had been taken from her house.

Near the Colman Pool break-in attempt, which happened around 10:30 pm last Saturday, an hour and 45 minutes before the other incident, the court documents say “sexually related items (were found) on a nearby park table.”

Toward the end of the charging papers, there is another summary of Lovejoy’s record, described this way:

The defendant has multiple prior felony convictions, including Harassment (2004), Harassment (1999), PSP 2nd degree (1999), VUCSA (1999), Unlawful Possession of Firearm (1994), Rape 2nd degree (1989), Rape 2nd degree (1989), Escape 2nd degree (1986), DV Violation of Protection Order (2004), Obstruction (2004), Assault 4th degree (2003), Theft (1996), Possession of Marijuana (1995), Breach of Peace (1995), Resisting (1995), DWLS 3rd degree (1995), NOVOLOP (1994), DUI (1998), Liquor Control Sales (1988), Destruction of Property (1987), Menacing (1987), Assault (1987), Obstruction (1986) and Assault (1986).

PSP is “possession of stolen property”; VUCSA is a drug violation; DWLS is driving with a suspended license; DV is domestic violence; NOVOLOP, can’t find that explained online. As for Lovejoy’s current status, while bail was set at $75,000 for the burglary charges, he is being held without bail for alleged probation violation. He is due in court November 26 to answer the burglary charges; Prosecuting Attorney’s Office spokesperson Dan Donohoe told us earlier this week (previous reports here and here) that a separate hearing will be set within a few weeks for the probation matter.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Fauntleroy suspect charged"

  • wingme November 14, 2008 (10:53 pm)

    let’s see, how many strikes would that be by now?

  • waterworld November 14, 2008 (11:42 pm)

    Of the offenses listed, I believe the only one that is a strike is 2nd degree rape. Although the description lists the priors as felonies, many of them appear to be misdemeanors.

  • JimmyG November 15, 2008 (10:12 am)

    VUCSA= Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. (Most dopers get it wrong and pronounce it “VuSca” for some reason.)

    NOVOLOP= No valid operator’s license on person.

  • CB November 15, 2008 (2:08 pm)

    Hmmm… maybe a new jail is not such a bad thing? Nah, let him go. NIMBY’s never do anything for the common good.

  • Rick in thepark November 15, 2008 (5:37 pm)

    this guy was in many of your homes, working construction on decks, bathrooms, etc. Feel safe now?

  • Lisa November 15, 2008 (8:18 pm)

    What are you talking about? Are you serious? What do you know? This guy looks familiar to me and I want to know why or where I have seen him? Have you seen him? Do you know something you are not sharing?

  • Rick in thepark November 16, 2008 (1:22 pm)

    All I know is what I’ve seen and what the police have told me when I turned over this guys’ paperwork( criminal records,medical records,etc) that I found in his little camp in the woods above the pool In addition to sex crimes, this guy is on Percoset and oxycodone, among other things, and is dumb enough to carry all this info with him as he is breaking the law.
    I spend time every day cleaning up Lincoln Park, and you would be amazed at the things I find in the bushes.

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