WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 reader reports and a followup

The latest West Seattle Crime Watch notes:

VANDALISM: Suzanne says this happened overnight Friday into Saturday in the underground garage by the Admiral Bartell store:

Several cars that have monthly parking there had windows broken by a fire extinguisher. My housemate’s old Z car had windows broken & the spray of the Fire Extinguisher all over the interior of his car which is powdery. This is just ridiculous!! He has had both his vehicles vandalized before, his truck stolen, etc…

CAR PROWL: From Sierra:

My car was broken into for the second time in 5 months within less than a block of the Spruce apartments sometime between Monday evening and Wednesday evening. It was parked on 40th Ave SW just past Jiffy Lube. They sat in the car and went through everything and stole air freshener (weird), items from my roadside emergency kit (zip ties, tape, possibly for drug use) as well as my green iPod nano (engraved with my name Sierra S——-) and my Coach sunglasses (gold frames, Coach logo with green inside on the arms). I would appreciate an help keeping an eye out for these items or people in the area to stay mindful of suspicious activity since this happens frequently within a few feet of homes and apartments.

FOLLOWUP: The 44-year-old man pulled from the Duwamish River after an alleged burglary and assault at a nearby marina just got out of jail tonight. Prosecutors told us charges have not yet been filed against the suspect, who had an Admiral address listed on probable-cause documents. The documents say the suspect was found eating food from a refrigerator in a boathouse; he pepper-sprayed the person who found him and then started to punch him. After that, police say, he jumped into the water under the boathouse and refused to come out for an hour. The narrative concludes, “Suspect came very close to drowning.” His bail was set last week at $50,000 but tonight the jail register says that, after his second appearance, it was a “conditional release.”

TOMORROW – WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: Our area’s next crime/safety-related community meeting is Tuesday night, 6:30 pm, at the Southwest Precinct, when all are welcome at the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network‘s monthly meeting. You’ll get a briefing from the Southwest Precinct; WSBWCN leadership is awaiting confirmation of a guest speaker from the 911 Center. The precinct is at 2300 SW Webster.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 reader reports and a followup"

  • flimflam March 27, 2017 (9:36 pm)

    well if you can’t let the pepper spraying trespasser out of jail then who can you?

  • cid March 28, 2017 (8:07 am)

    Couldn’t he at least have had to  pay enough to repair the dock that had to be cut open to get him out to be released? I really don’t understand the judge’s decision. 

    • WSB March 28, 2017 (8:32 am)

      Restitution is something that would come with a conviction. He hasn’t even been charged (yet).

  • wetone March 28, 2017 (9:26 am)

    Once again Seattle holds criminal/loser to zero accountability. Curious to address perp gave courts, is there any follow up to see if real. Also surprised there are not more charges other than “alleged burglary and assault” oh that’s right there are no charges.     Unacceptable Mayor Patchwork and city council. 

    • WSB March 28, 2017 (9:53 am)

      Yes, I crosschecked the address via a public database.

  • plf March 28, 2017 (9:55 am)


    my car was broken into as well Friday into Saturday and fire extinguisher sprayed through out the interior…they opened up all the compartments so they maximized the mess

    Happened at 44th and Andover 


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