West Seattle Crime Watch: Puget Ridge arrest; Admiral car prowl

Two West Seattle Crime Watch cases to report:

PUGET RIDGE ARREST: Thanks to the texter who sent the photo of police in the 18th/Juneau vicinity this afternoon. That’s where they arrested a suspect in what was described as a felony domestic-violence assault; it appears to be the same suspect sought in a similar case last Friday (WSB coverage here). We will be following up with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office tomorrow. After arresting the suspect, police were searching for a gun he might have cast aside; they subsequently reported finding a gun along a staircase in the area. The victim was checked out by SFD medics.

NORTH ADMIRAL CAR PROWL: This is a reader report from James:

This happened on the corner of Atlantic Street and California in the North Admiral District at the Park Hamilton apartments. Between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. on August 25th. my car had both passenger side windows blown out and a laptop and iPod was stolen. Neither were clearly visible and the car was parked in a parking space and not on the street. Estimated damage including theft was around $2,200.

Unfortunately, parking lots and garages are no more immune to car prowlers than the street – while we haven’t received a reader report, and it’s not on the official log yet, we also heard a dispatch very early this morning for a car break-in inside a parking garage at one of the Junction’s newer buildings.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Puget Ridge arrest; Admiral car prowl"

  • David Wall August 25, 2015 (6:24 pm)

    That was my car that was robbed on Atlantic. I would love to know if my stuff was among the findings

  • Northwest August 25, 2015 (6:27 pm)

    I choose to leave my car doors overnight unlocked with no identification left in glove box or elsewhere apparatus to lock steering wheel and items that if someone needed bad enough to steal them would amount to very little. My unsolicited advice don’t like the north admiral resident leave expensive items in or out of plain sight in your vehicle.

  • JanS August 25, 2015 (8:29 pm)

    David Wall…did I miss something? I don’t see in the article that something was found…

  • Puget Ridge August 25, 2015 (8:57 pm)

    How would one find more information on the first report?

    • WSB August 26, 2015 (3:19 pm)

      Since it involves domestic violence and a juvenile, the report is not going to ever appear online. SPD have procedures through which the public can request a redacted copy of the report – I don’t have the link handy. I am following up today on the case; the suspect has a detention review and probable cause hearing for yesterday’s incident, and prosecutors believe a separate hearing will follow, possibly tomorrow, for last Friday’s incident. Also because he is a juvenile, he won’t be appearing on the jail register. If you had any contact with police related to these incidents (witness? directly involved?) you can try asking the officer who should have left a card with you. – TR

  • WSB August 26, 2015 (3:35 pm)

    … and that said, SPD decided to write it up for their Blotter today. Our followup incorporating that info:

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