WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Recognize this boutique vandal, caught on video? Also – DJ equipment stolen from trailer

Two reports in West Seattle Crime Watch today, both involving businesses:

BOUTIQUE VANDALIZED: The window at the Lika Love boutique, 6031 California SW in north Morgan Junction, was smashed last night, and this video shows it was no accident:

Another view shows the vandal as he approached:

If you have any information on who he is, contact SPD and refer to incident 2017-248431.


Yesterday Kelli Mitchell of Seattle Mobile Entertainment learned that the trailer that houses her DJ and karaoke gear for her business was broken into and all of her equipment stolen. The trailer is parked in the alley on the 7300 block of 35th Ave SW. Based on neighbors’ accounts we think the gear was stolen some time between 5 am and 10 am 7/8/17. If anyone saw any suspicious vehicles in that area or a bunch of DJ equipment in a pawn shop etc, please call SPD to report it. Below is a list of missing items:

4 Electrovoice 12″ 250 watt unpowered speakers
2 Yamaha emx512 1000watt all in one mixer/amps
4 Shure wireless PGX/SM 58 wireless microphones/receivers
2 ASUS basic laptops with Compuhost software
2 western digital harddrives
PRO LINE speaker stands with locking and tension release

And of course all the cables and karaoke books to go with all of it. Incident number 17-248125

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Recognize this boutique vandal, caught on video? Also - DJ equipment stolen from trailer"

  • Al July 9, 2017 (2:59 pm)

    Kelli, sorry to hear what happen.  Illbe watching

  • Chuck July 9, 2017 (3:05 pm)

    Protected by the boldness of broad daylight, I guess. Unhappy customer? Relationship drama?  Crappy move dude, no matter the reason.

  • outtanowhere July 9, 2017 (4:21 pm)

    I agree with Chuck.  Something is going on here when a person walks down the street and takes aim at one particular business.  And that was aim.  So sorry to see this happening in our community.

  • old timer July 9, 2017 (5:33 pm)

    Aren’t there any techies that can enlarge the face on that vandal?

    Is that enlargement/enhancement facility only available on television CSI shows?

    All that money spent on surveillance cams, and time after time, when the crunch comes, IMO, they are pretty miserable evidence.

    • Johnathan Longfellow July 10, 2017 (11:18 am)

      No, there is no software to enlarge his face.  All that stuff you see on TV shows is 100% fake.  If they tried to close up, they would just get a pixelated image of his face.

  • justme July 9, 2017 (10:09 pm)

    I find it odd that his hat is removed. Makes me think there’s incriminating evidence in the logo on it. Or maybe the piece of s&%t was hiding the rock with it.

    • Johnathan Longfellow July 10, 2017 (11:28 am)

      Good eye.  I was trying to see if I could recognize anything but you only see the inside of the hat.

  • Neighbor July 10, 2017 (7:51 am)

    That is a targeted throw for sure. I hope someone recognizes him. 

  • James Husted July 10, 2017 (8:58 am)

    The classic “throw a rock through the window to see if anybody is home” modus operandi. It happened to my house a long time ago. Rock through the kitchen window, break in through the basement door. 

  • Johnathan Longfellow July 10, 2017 (11:26 am)

    This looks like a targeted attack. The owners may know more about this.  Disgruntled ex-employee)or boyfriend), maybe an unhappy customer, etc.  I would go to other store owners near by and see if they have any video of the guy.  To me it looks like he may have had somebody waiting in a get away car somewhere close.  He’s walking to casual for what he just did.  

    • WSB July 10, 2017 (11:28 am)

      The video actually is from a nearby business.

      • Johnathan Longfellow July 10, 2017 (11:52 am)

        I know that.  But I’m talking about other businesses on that street.  Maybe across the street or further down the street. That whole block is full of businesses, I’m sure more than one camera got this guy in frame.

  • Malika Siddiq July 11, 2017 (9:41 am)

    Good morning fellow West Seattle neighbors and community! I’m the owner of Lika Love and I want to let everyone know me nor my employees have ever seen this guy before. We are in complete shock that this happened. I would love to focus on finding this guy so that there are consequences for his behavior, as a small business owner that is always giving back to the community and always go above and beyond for our customers we would never do anything to warrant this behavior. Thank you for all the concern, in this tough time we would love nothing more but support and kind words! 

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