West Seattle Crime Watch: Skyelar Hailey back in jail

Side note to one of two incidents from last night that we reported thanks to WSB’ers’ notes (before the Alki car-in-water): We’ve now learned that one of the two men booked into jail after being caught inside a stolen vehicle on Harbor Ave is 18-year-old Skyelar Hailey. You may recall, he is the repeat offender most recently arrested and jailed last month after allegedly fleeing police who tried to arrest him on warrants. Days after all that, on April 24, he was sentenced (WSB coverage here) for a trespassing conviction resulting from an Admiral case last November, and received “community service” provided he stayed out of trouble; he was released from jail May 2. This morning, we are told he was a passenger in the stolen Ford Explorer stopped on Harbor Ave after 9:30 last night; just after 2 am, he was booked into jail, and the register shows he’s there on a “probation hold” (linked to the November Admiral case). We’ll be checking with prosecutors to see what happens next. (Photo by Christopher Boffoli, from Hailey’s April 24 sentencing)

30 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Skyelar Hailey back in jail"

  • JanS May 26, 2009 (11:29 am)

    awww, gee..too bad…

    seriously, did they really think that he wouldn’t re-offend quickly? Community service – yeah, right! This kid think’s he’s untouchable. I know that time in jail will just make him a more hardened criminal, but, boy, his crime spree has to stop somewhere.

  • Ex-Westwood Resident May 26, 2009 (11:35 am)

    Can you say “The Revolving Door of Juvenile Justice???”

  • KBear May 26, 2009 (11:36 am)

    Poor misunderstood teen. It’s just so hard to not steal cars.

  • Big Red May 26, 2009 (11:36 am)

    Seriously? When is this kid going to be put away for good? It’s very unfortunate that someone so young has such a long rap sheet, but enough is enough.

  • WSB May 26, 2009 (11:43 am)

    To be clear – the other person in the car was booked for investigation of auto theft. The sole item on the jail register for Hailey is “probation hold” – TR

  • Krystal May 26, 2009 (11:51 am)

    Whatever happened to those ankle cuffs with the heavy metal ball on the end, similar to the ones in cartoons? Maybe they should have like a 100lb one on this kid, on both ankles.

  • Mike May 26, 2009 (12:09 pm)

    Enlist him in the Marines and send him to Afghanistan. They’ll help reset his priorities really fast.

  • KBear May 26, 2009 (12:26 pm)

    Ok, so maybe he was helping a friend return a stolen car. See, I knew he was misunderstood.

  • Smitty May 26, 2009 (12:33 pm)

    When does three strikes(caught), you’re out kick in?

  • 56bricks May 26, 2009 (1:15 pm)

    Community service-in Antarctica.

  • Ex-Westwood Resident May 26, 2009 (1:21 pm)

    The USMC won’t take him. He has NO honor or even semblance of such. Even though it would probably do this deviant good. The USMC has MUCH higher standards that this teen displays.
    Gone are the days when the US Armed Forces are seen as the alternative to prison sentences.

  • marty May 26, 2009 (2:21 pm)

    Wow!! Talk about a one-man crime wave! I think that boy needs to spend some time in jail. The sad thing is that he will probably get away with the old “I didn’t know it was a stolen car” excuse.

  • Mookie May 26, 2009 (2:29 pm)

    This is my surprised face.

  • alki_2008 May 26, 2009 (2:38 pm)

    At least he’s not a “minor” anymore…so maybe he’ll start getting some adult punishment for his crimes.

  • KateMcA May 26, 2009 (2:41 pm)

    That didn’t take long…

  • miws May 26, 2009 (3:06 pm)

    Wow!!!! I am totally surprised! :o









    (Of course, I was also totally surprised at how slippery the wet, seaweed covered rocks were at the beach during today’s low tide….)



  • Colleen May 26, 2009 (3:40 pm)

    LMAO. Really not shocked at all.

    I’m more curious to see what the prosecutor says-if this is the straw or we’re going to let him out again.

  • austin May 26, 2009 (5:20 pm)

    “Gone are the days when the US Armed Forces are seen as the alternative to prison sentences.”


  • SeattleJow May 26, 2009 (6:22 pm)

    Is it ridiculous to wonder where his parents are in all this?

    I think I know the answer.

  • What The May 26, 2009 (7:47 pm)

    Wasn’t it “Keepmynameout yourmouth” that schooled all of us about how this POS was turning his life around and going to make a difference in the WS community?

    And his girlfriend said “and a big laugh to all of you cuz hes gettin out early!

    “Comment by SkyelarsGIRL — May 1, 09 2:55 pm”

    News Flash! – He’s going away once again GIRL! You may want to look for another BF…dumbass…

    Oh wait, you said you work for the city? Maybe you have some connections with Waste Management to get him out….

  • Courtney May 26, 2009 (9:46 pm)

    this is craaazy! i was on here to check out the recent house fire near my house and i recognized this guy from my high school! I knew he wasnt a good guy but geez! i looked him up on the KC jail register and he has been in and out several times. guess you really dont know everyone in your school like you think!

  • west seattle-ite May 26, 2009 (11:08 pm)

    was it a white ford? i think i saw him last night if that’s when it happened…

  • feline_fan May 27, 2009 (1:00 am)

    @west seattle-ite. yes, the article mentions it was a white ford explorer.

  • feline_fan May 27, 2009 (1:02 am)

    sorry. the original article said white suv, then this article said ford explorer. but yah, sounds like a white ford explorer.

  • Grazer May 27, 2009 (8:58 am)

    I have to wonder what the victim in the Admiral incident was thinking when she requested community service for this man! Oh yeah…another absentee homeowner who thinks it’s all kids games. There is a problem when absentee homeowners expect their neighbors to lookout for their homes when they are away for months on end then completely undermine their own community. From now on when I see thieves in a house that is a second home I’ll think twice about giving a crap. The neighbors who actually live in the community deserve better then what happened in the Admiral case.

  • alki_2008 May 27, 2009 (8:34 pm)

    Grazer – where did you hear that the victim in the Admiral case requested community service for Skyelar? I read there were issues with evidence, so was the community service plea bargained with the prosecutor’s office or the victim?

  • Grazer May 28, 2009 (8:38 am)

    From the prosecutor and the detectives working the case. She/He apparently didn’t think it was such a big deal to have someone break in to their house and steal just a laptop…..However, if the neighbor had to live through what the rest of the neighborhood had to last fall and winter perhaps they too would have had their car broken into, garage broken into, and been threatened throughout the night by drugged up criminals. Maybe then Skylar would actually have had the punishment he so deserves.

  • Christopher Boffoli May 28, 2009 (8:50 am)

    Grazer is correct. I remember the judge at the sentencing hearing specifically saying in court that the victims had requested community service.

  • wsmm May 28, 2009 (1:26 pm)

    i’ve read so many posts about this kid, and i’m tired of hearing about him. he needs to just get locked up, he’s done enough damage that he deserves to go to jail and stay there. i know him personally and i think he is disgusting. he needs to get a life. every time i read a posting on here about him, the next day or so i’ll see him roaming around the admiral area or the junction area.. it’s so stupid.

  • Jersey Jill May 28, 2009 (1:55 pm)

    Chain Gang for this lost soul along with the 31 year old Joshua Cox Graffitti guy. We have no budget for cleaning the freeways, fixing pot holes, or more police officers not to metion out dated laws that no longer pertain to todays crimes or protect the innocent citizens. Put these loosers on a Chain Gang and if they try to run shoot them and call it a day. This tax payer wants her monies worth.

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