West Seattle Crime Watch: Car keyed; robbery suspects charged

First, a quick CW report from Nicole:

I read the West Seattle Crime (Watch) frequently since our home was burglarized back in August. Wanted to report that our SUV was vandalized night of November 16 — someone keyed along the entire length of the car. It was parked on the street on 41 between Dakota and Andover. This just continues the disturbing trend of property theft and damage that our neighborhood is experiencing.

Second, a quick followup on last Thursday’s arrest of four teenagers who are believed to be linked to West Seattle/White Center convenience-store robberies as well as the Rainier Valley robbery after which they were arrested. All are now charged – only in connection with that robbery, so far – the three 16-year-olds are charged as adults, the 13-year-old as a juvenile. We will continue to watch the case to see what happens as they move through the system, including whether they are charged in the local holdups.

15 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Car keyed; robbery suspects charged"

  • Michael November 19, 2009 (12:12 am)

    First, it’s kind of sad that the WSB is becoming known as the place people talk about crime. A negative connotation for a neighborhood blog for sure.
    Second, I didn’t know there was a disturbingly high crime rate north of the Junction. Maybe the police can do some emphasis patrols there?

  • the fresh prince November 19, 2009 (12:23 am)

    Amen Michael.
    There have been a lot of incidents north of the Junction…A LOT!

  • WSB November 19, 2009 (12:25 am)

    You’re free to consider it “sad” if you want to, but it’s not a negative connotation in the slightest. It’s a vital topic for a neighborhood news organization to cover (until and unless we ever reach that happy day when it’s rare). Along with education, development, businesses, wildlife, weather, politics and the myriad other topics on which WSB focuses (see the categories list in the right side).
    Re: the locale, that reminds me, SW Precinct leadership had new maps at Tuesday night’s WSCPC meeting – and I need to see if they’re available for publication – TR

  • miws November 19, 2009 (5:57 am)

    It’s kind of nice that the WSB has become known as the place that keeps our community informed on the goings on in West Seattle, and where people discuss those goings on, and share their knowledge, experiences, and opinions.


    It’s helpful to have to have all this info readily available, whether it’s breaking news, news about services, or events that benefit our community and it’s citizens that may be struggling in this economy, or, perhaps celebrating a milestone of a well loved local business, political and school info, transportation issues, or unfortunately, criminal activity and trends.


    WSB continues to be a great asset to the entire West Seattle peninsula!



  • marty November 19, 2009 (7:27 am)

    Awareness is needed if we expect to fight escalating crime. Please continue keeping all of us aware.

  • old timer November 19, 2009 (9:27 am)

    Sad that so much crime is reported? Yes, very sad.
    Should it not be reported, and only post entries about rainbows and puppies?
    Absolutely not!

    Crime is part and parcel of life today.
    Awareness can aid preparedness.

    Thanks WSB for telling the whole multi-textured story,
    not the bland one dimensional one.

  • Donna B November 19, 2009 (9:29 am)

    Where else would we ever find such a detailed report of our neighborhood incidents of crime? WSB is never full of just one kind of story – well rounded West Seattle news, which unfortunately (but typically) includes stories of crime.

  • HAPPY Nulu November 19, 2009 (10:07 am)

    I just love Rainbows & Puppies!!!

  • looking for logic November 19, 2009 (11:32 am)

    It is heartbreaking to become aware of the burglaries and other property crimes, however it would be very heartbreaking to go home and become a victim of these incidents. We need to let the criminals and dumb teenagers know that we are paying attention and we will teach them a hard lesson in life if they can’t live with the majority of us.
    Lock your doors and windows, empty your vehicles. Old fashioned security measures such as plant thorny shrubs in places that they can gain access to your property. Roses are really good because they grow fast, barberry and pyracantha. Holly and blackberries on the greenbelt. All of my accessible windows have a climbing rose in front. Will this keep me perfectly safe? No, but we’ll have blood evidence for future prosecution. Also dogs are helpful and don’t leave laptops, Ipods visible from the front door also that flat screen can be seen. Pay attention to solicitors, take photos of strangers.
    We might need to organize a neighborhood watch program. Count me in.

  • MAV November 19, 2009 (12:31 pm)

    I was a victim of a break in a few weeks ago on Genessee and am grateful that my neighbors are aware of what is going on. I still am really uneasy since this has happened. Thank you WSB for keeping us informed!

  • mark November 19, 2009 (12:46 pm)

    I say Bravo! WSB for the updates. Good or bad, I want to know. A few of my neighbors were victims over the past summer (Skylar) and ever since we have made an effort to keep an eye out for each other. I work from home and have no problem calling someone up when I see a strange face poking around their home. More often then night its someone who belongs, but a little paranoia is sometimes a good thing.

  • Leroniusmonkfish November 19, 2009 (1:10 pm)

    I wanna Rainbow Puppy!

  • WSB November 19, 2009 (1:14 pm)

    I’ve been trying to find one on Google Images. Nothing precisely perfect yet. Will ask the junior assistant to work on it with PhotoShop later.

  • bridge to somewhere November 19, 2009 (5:54 pm)

    go junior assistant go!

  • Leroniusmonkfish November 21, 2009 (4:14 am)

    So Rainbow Puppies really don’t exist…I told my niece to wish for something more realistic this holiday season. She cried when I told her she might get a Rainbow Trout…

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