West Seattle Crime Watch: $15,000 bail for ‘known burglar, auto thief’

Thanks to the tipsters who let us know about a Highland Park/South Delridge arrest on Wednesday – a suspected burglar with a long record. The arrest followed 911 calls from multiple neighbors who reported a woman allegedly going through their area trying doors and windows. The 26-year-old suspect had a bail hearing today, and we obtained the probable-cause documents, which say SPD received “several 911 calls” about “a female trying to break into houses.” The addresses listed are in the 8600 and 8800 blocks of 17th SW and the 8800 block of 18th SW; the documents say that neighbors interrupted her at two of those addresses, and that the homeowner confronted her at the other. Police then found her at 18th SW and SW Thistle and discovered she had two arrest warrants, for theft and trespassing. The probable-cause document also says that stolen mail was found, from a residence in the 8100 block of 18th SW, and describe her as a “known burglar and auto thief (and) known drug user.” Online court files show she has at least three felony convictions in King County, all of which appear to have resulted in plea bargains; documents in this case say her “last known address” – a term that could mean current home, or not – was in White Center. She’s in the King County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail – $10,000 for the current case, $5,000 for the two warrants; the jail register also shows that this is her sixth booking there this year. She is due back in court on Monday, by which time charges could be filed.

12 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: $15,000 bail for 'known burglar, auto thief'"

  • Superoptimistic July 7, 2016 (11:37 pm)

    Sixth arrest this year- and it’s only July. What are the odds that she’s back at it as soon as she is released?

    Hope she isn’t dropped in my neighborhood!

  • Mo July 8, 2016 (12:34 am)

    Can anyone post a picture of her?  I’m guessing I’ve seen her around either in person or on a security camera. 

    • WSB July 8, 2016 (12:55 am)

      Two photos were sent to us but neither shows the woman in the photos “caught in the act” – she is just seen walking down the street – so that doesn’t meet our baseline for publication until/unless charges are filed. (And after the case of the Dallas “suspect” who wasn’t a suspect, prudence in photo publication seems wiser than ever.) If anyone has an image in which she is actually trying a door or window, editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks. Meantime, I am also checking with the DOC tomorrow to see if they have a photo – in the three felony cases on the docket, it appears she was sentenced to “time served” so I don’t know if she ever was in the state prison system. – TR

  • Double Dub Resident July 8, 2016 (4:22 am)

    Well there’s a 3 strikes you’re out law on the books. Maybe there should also be a certain amount of felonies and you’re out also, because I’m reading way too many articles on criminals who have lengthy records and multiple felonies who are just casually thrown into the system and casually thrown out, only to go right back in then right back out, etc. etc. 

    It is quite obvious that some people aren’t going to change, and need to be removed from the rotation. Of course this swinging door justice does give the judges, prosecutors, bailiffs, public defenders, police, clergy, the DOC, etc. job security, so we may not want to screw with that *sarcasm*. 

  • KT July 8, 2016 (10:02 am)

    “…Online court files show she has at least three felony convictions in King County, all of which appear to have resulted in plea bargains…”

    Well, that worked out well.

  • d July 8, 2016 (12:56 pm)

    I’m pretty sure the three strikes law only applies to Violent offenses and if it doesn’t sure should 

  • Double Dub Resident July 8, 2016 (2:02 pm)

    You should actually read what I wrote, d

  • ACG July 8, 2016 (4:31 pm)

    Why would the system change? The way it is set up, the lawyers, judges, court workers and police officers have complete job security!  Arrest, plea, release, repeat. (End sarcasm). 

  • Kevin July 8, 2016 (10:35 pm)

    Here is her picture

  • Mardi July 9, 2016 (8:34 am)

    Are we referring to Jessica again? Or is this another repeat?

    • WSB July 9, 2016 (8:40 am)

      No, it’s not her.

  • kevin July 9, 2016 (12:30 pm)

    I posted her picture but WSB will not post it.


    Here is the dropbox of her going up 16th sw and looking around before she made it to 17th and 18th.


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