West Seattle Crime Watch: Morgan Junction incident; 4 reader reports, including zombie theft

Tonight’s West Seattle Crime Watch roundup starts with an incident late today in Morgan Junction: We received several messages about a guns-drawn police response in the California/Beveridge vicinity; here’s the explanation from Southwest Precinct Lt. Alan Williams:

An adult male was arrested after he allegedly pointed what appeared to be a handgun at an adult female victim. The suspect also was reported to have verbally threatened to shoot the victim. Southwest Precinct patrol officers arrived quickly and arrested the suspect. A weapon that appeared to be a handgun, but actually was a pellet gun, was recovered from the suspect’s person. The suspect was booked into King County Jail for Felony Harassment.

We have (updated) four reader reports to share tonight too. Matt e-mailed this morning to say:

I noticed there is a string of car break-ins reported recently. Last night our Honda Accord had the driver-side window smashed in. They didn’t take anything as there was nothing to take; however, it did look like they rifled through the car. We live on Beach Drive, near Lowman Beach Park.

Steven reports a theft over the weekend from his home in Highland Park:

My garden zombie and doormat were stolen. Also, a black skeleton hanging from the house. These items cannot be seen clearly from the road, unless you are looking from neighboring streets. I am including a picture of the garden zombie, and it should be easy to locate should it be outside.

Also, the doormat is easily identifiable as it says “Oh sh** not you again”. If you have seen any of these items please let me know. I have filed police reports already.

And a followup on the Infiniti reported stolen from 35th SW early Friday:

So Seattle Police found my Infiniti last night in the International District. No obvious damage. Outside is ok; inside is trashed and needs extensive detailing. In it, I found many comfort items (clothes, cooking pots, mechanical radio, phone chargers) of an urban nomad, it seems, including a crack pipe. Gas level was at E.

ADDED: One more reader report, from Joel, shortly after we published this. He reports an attempted burglary at his Gatewood home in the 8300 block of 39th SW, second time in three months, with a burglary attempt at his neighbors’ home on SW Rose as well.

15 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Morgan Junction incident; 4 reader reports, including zombie theft"

  • Junction Dad October 28, 2013 (11:30 pm)

    Garden Zombie? Sucks that it was stolen… That thing is awesome.

  • Jissy October 29, 2013 (12:55 am)

    I live near Matt & was awoken at about 2:30 am the same night he reports his incident to a car alarm going off- I got up to investigate but couldn’t figure out where it was coming from (thot it was 1 of mine though it sounded so close).

  • theWalrus October 29, 2013 (5:50 am)

    Where are the police?!?!?!

  • happy October 29, 2013 (7:04 am)

    Garden Zombie– Maybe it got up and walked away? = )

    Really, though: sorry it’s gone, it looks so cool!

  • Rick October 29, 2013 (8:42 am)

    Just where in the heck are ya gonna hide that thing!

  • Neighbor October 29, 2013 (8:57 am)

    Zombie?! I love it! I wish I had a few real ones I could put in my yard for burglars.

  • Gabs October 29, 2013 (10:02 am)

    Wondering what time of the day the attempted burglaries were in Gatewood. I live just a block from 39th and Rose.

  • East Coast Cynic October 29, 2013 (10:43 am)

    Re: Car theft

    My sympathies and where are the bait cars that the police could use to catch car thieves?

  • Carrie P. October 29, 2013 (11:10 am)

    Saw that zombie in the Skymall catalog on my flight last week! :)

  • Cid October 29, 2013 (11:22 am)

    Come on theWalrus…”Where are the police?” You mean why weren’t they standing on Steven’s doormat watching over his garden Zombie???
    Steven, really someone is pretty low to steal those. Perhaps a sick joke…and they’ll return.

  • PLS October 29, 2013 (12:14 pm)

    An “urban nomad” with a crack habit was able to easily break into a locked Infiniti FX35, defeat the ignition security and then just had a joy ride? That seems strange.

  • Rick October 29, 2013 (1:53 pm)

    Aaahh yes, “urban nomad”. you owe me,i can steal from you. once again- you owe me.

  • theWalrus October 29, 2013 (3:44 pm)

    Cid, actually I was referring to the stolen cars and incidents with handguns. As upsetting as it is that a zombie garden ornament and a doormat (sorry Steven) were stolen, I think there are more pressing issues for West Seattle…

    • WSB October 29, 2013 (3:47 pm)

      There are, but it’s not an either-or. So we publish property-crime reports, just in case a neighbor spots something tossed aside in the bushes, etc., as well as breaking-news major-crime reports … as they are sent. Otherwise, we don’t usually hear the details, as theft reports are not published in full by SPD, nor are auto-theft reports (they tweet descriptions at @getyourcarback but do not match them to incident #’s/locations), and burglary reports lag by several days. Whether it’s a stolen zombie or a stolen car, reader reports always welcome (though we hope for the day crime will be rare) at editor@westseattleblog.com – TR

  • themightyrabbit October 29, 2013 (7:32 pm)

    Folks, sorry to hear about your property losses.

    TR, on a humorous note, it’s not often you can write “whether it’s a stolen zombie or a stolen car,…” in a sentence.

    Let’s get to buying some cameras to watch over our cars, houses, and security into our cars without assuming that a remote door unlock is adequate to deter thieves. Many of these seem simply crime of opportunity and not pros taking cars to remote countries by container.

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