West Seattle Crime Watch: WSHS incident; stolen vehicle

Two more reports for West Seattle Crime Watch tonight. First – multiple West Seattle High School parents shared an e-mail sent by the school administration:

… Around 2 p.m., a man who is a parent of a student at our school, entered the main office and was acting suspiciously.

Security was called and in talking to the man, noticed he had a knife attached to his belt buckle. This is a violation of our zero tolerance of weapons rule. 911 was called and the Seattle Police Department arrived quickly. The man had left our school already, but was arrested outside and taken into custody.

We are proud of our staff and security for acting so quickly. No students were in the area or involved in the incident.

We are looking forward to a safe and fun homecoming dance tonight, and we want to let families know that we will continue to be vigilant when it comes to safety in our school.

We don’t have any other details about this yet, nor do we know the man’s status. Meantime, we have a reader report from Jude, asking you to be on the lookout for a car stolen early today:

My Infiniti FX35 was stolen from right in front of my house at 3 am on Friday, 10/25. I live on the 3700 block of 35th Ave SW. The vehicle is brown with a silver roof rack. Plate 520-XWQ. I have all spare keys so it interesting how this was done given that a key fob is required to allow ignition — not to mention how the door was opened. Hope the car died out somewhere for lack of a RFID key on the perpetrator. Wishful thinking. I did file a police report this morning with the Southwest Precinct.

If you see it or have information about it, call 911.

P.S. This isn’t crime but it does involve the local precinct – if you have leftover/unneeded/expired drugs in your home, TOMORROW is the day to drop them off at the Southwest Precinct (Delridge/Webster) front desk, 10 am-2 pm, for the fall edition of National Drug Take-Back Day.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: WSHS incident; stolen vehicle"

  • B October 25, 2013 (6:54 pm)

    Hmm. While I applaud the school for dealing with what it thought could have been a dangerous situation, I have to wonder….a knife, attached to the….belt buckle? I imagine something the size of some small tweezers, but maybe I’m just lacking in imagination.

  • SEM October 25, 2013 (7:33 pm)

    I was in the office when the person was acting strange, had alcohol on his breath and was wearing white paint all over his face… He was definitely off, and was pacing…. Then it was pointed out to security to see what the wood handle on his belt was…. A 6 inch knife, not sheathed, basically in his belt. Nice work WSHS security and nice work getting him off school property swiftly. I didn’t notice any students see this situation go down. As a parent I was impressed with the response.

  • Wes October 25, 2013 (8:07 pm)

    I drove by the scene a few blocks south of the high school and saw the guy with white paint on his face. Certainly was not a parent of a high schooler. Looked to be 20-something with clothing that was anarchist/punk, arguing with officers. Tweaker I think.

  • Nw mama October 25, 2013 (8:15 pm)

    Good job WSHs staff & security. Sounds like a scary situation. Poor kid who has the paint huffing, alcoholic dad :(

  • Rational Response October 25, 2013 (9:13 pm)

    Interesting re: stolen Infiniti. Someone got into my Infiniti G37 in front of my house the other night and it was clearly with their own key fob as I have all of them that I own in my house. This happened a few times previously with my other car, which also works off a fob. So, it seems pretty clear that we have car thieves here in WS who have key fobs to Infiniti and other makes of vehicles. Very very disturbing. I made a report to Seattle PD but I doubt it matters.

  • WS Dad October 26, 2013 (11:47 am)

    The suspect in this case is the parent of a WSHS student. I happen know the family. I would like to suggest, that out of respect for the student, we avoid disparaging remarks about the student’s father.

    I also think it is worthwhile to note that per the police report, as well as the eye witness account posted above by SEM, the suspect was observed to be in violation of a zero tolerance policy on weapons, but did not make any threats or brandish a weapon in this incident.

    WSHS staff and Seattle Police both did a great job handling the situation.

  • victim October 26, 2013 (6:46 pm)

    The thief made away with our Infinity G37x after they burglarized our house near Seahurst on 10/21. Wonder if they are using our legit key fob to steal other Infinity.

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