West Seattle Crime Watch update: Burglary suspect identified

Several people e-mailed and tweeted about a notable police presence at California/Myrtle (map) this afternoon. Here’s what we’ve found out: It was linked to the burglary case we reported here yesterday – a man breaking into an apartment at California/Raymond Tuesday morning, bolting when the apartment’s occupant screamed. Southwest Precinct Lt. Steve Paulsen says evidence from that scene has led them to identify a suspect; they were hoping to arrest him at the California/Myrtle location today and they have a warrant, but he wasn’t there – Lt. Paulsen says, however, they’re confident they’ll arrest him soon, adding that this is someone with whom area officers are familiar because he’s been arrested multiple times before. Lt. Paulsen also reiterates that evidence in this case has further verified this suspect is NOT tied to the South Park stabbings (no new info in that case so far – here’s the suspect sketch again).

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch update: Burglary suspect identified"

  • JimmyG July 22, 2009 (8:55 pm)

    Two guesses on who the burglary suspect is going to turn out to be…

  • WSB July 22, 2009 (9:11 pm)

    No, it’s not. I already asked.

  • JenV July 23, 2009 (9:13 am)

    ROFL @ JimmyG! That’s the first thing I thought of, too.

  • Jersey Jill July 23, 2009 (12:47 pm)

    Does the department have a sketch of the person they are looking for at the Myrtle and California residence? Just curious to see if it the same person that was looking in basement windowns in my neighborhhod yesterday. Graham and 44th when he saw me turn my car around and pick up my cell phone he started running down the alley towards beveridge place.

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