CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Highland Park/South Delridge prowling suspect

The 26-year-old suspected prowler arrested in Highland Park/South Delridge six days ago has not yet been charged, but she’s still in jail because of two previous cases. Since she is charged in those cases and documents show she has pleaded guilty and been sentenced, we’re identifying her: Taylor A. Church. Neighbors caught images including the one at right before she was arrested last Wednesday in Highland Park/South Delridge; as we reported after her bail hearing last Thursday, documents say neighbors reported her trying to break into homes in the 8600 and 8800 blocks of 17th SW and the 8800 block of 18th SW. Police found her at 18th SW and SW Thistle. While the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office told us a case hadn’t been referred to them yet for what happened last week, police did find Church had two warrants, for trespassing and theft. According to Seattle Municipal Court online records, she appeared in connection with those cases yesterday, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for time served. City court documents are less comprehensive than the ones available through the county, so we’re not sure how much time Church is credited with – the jail register indicates she’s spent a cumulative total of 100 days in jail in connection with 7 bookings over the past 11 months, but they’re not all necessarily related to those cases, both of which involve businesses at Westwood Village.

7 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Highland Park/South Delridge prowling suspect"

  • West Seattle Hipster July 12, 2016 (5:42 pm)

    Just checked out Miss Church’s Facebook page.  It’s sad to see what drugs do to people. 

  • Double Dub Resident July 12, 2016 (7:11 pm)

    Yes it is sad. I saw a younger woman yesterday at Westwood who was walking parallel with me as I was leaving QFC.

     She was pretty, but something was off. She was walking with what I would call the meth movements, that were jerky  and un-smooth from the motor skills being damaged that so often happens to meth users . She was also speaking kind of incoherently.

     She then walked over to Rite Aid, paced there for a minute and then walked over to a group of homeless pan handlers who had been sitting in front of QFC where the pay phones are and started talking with them and knew their names.  

     All I thought was, what’s going to come of her in a year? She’ll most likely be a shell of her former self. 

    • Brian July 13, 2016 (8:57 am)

      You should have thought about actually doing something about it other than storing it in your mental scrapbook to post a on a local blog later.

  • Ted G. July 13, 2016 (8:54 am)

    God forbid you know some homeless people!

  • Double Dub Resident July 13, 2016 (12:21 pm)

    Tell you what big B, it’s QFC in Westwood so you go right on ahead and put your money where  your mouth  is. 

    And Ted, 

     I stated what I said about meeting up with the homeless people,  because it confirmed what I suspected,  and that is this girl was unfortunately under the spell  of drug addiction.  Maybe what I failed to mention was that the people she met up with also looked  like they were doing meth.  

    Sorry  I’m not PC and don’t  think it’s the norm for the average person (who was obviously not a social worker,  police officer, or media outlet doing a story) to know and hang out with drug aducts who look homeless. Actally I’m not sorry.  



  • Martina July 13, 2016 (12:37 pm)

    Doing what exactly, Brian?  Give her some money?  Invite her home?  Call the cops on her?  What would you have done?  Actually, as Double Dub Resident mentioned, you can probably still find her there, so go for it!  And make sure you post about how you managed to help her turn her life around!

  • Marvin July 14, 2016 (7:53 pm)

     Do something??? Really? Hug her? Friend her on Facebook? …Give    her   money??  Seattle and its water-walking-liberal BS.

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