WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Paintball attacks; Charlestown 7-11 arrest followup; more…

Four West Seattle Crime Watch notes tonight:

PAINTBALLS SHOT AT CARS: We’ve heard from two people so far tonight whose cars were hit by paintballs in West Seattle – one in the Triangle area, one in Westwood. Here’s one of the photos.

Anything fired/thrown/etc. at a moving vehicle (or person walking, riding a bike, etc.) has the potential not only to do damage, but also to startle the driver/rider/walker into swerving or falling, so it’s not a harmless prank, and if it happens/happened to you, report it to police. (Maybe just a coincidence, but as we wrote this, we heard a dispatch about something similar in Pioneer Square.)

7-11 ARREST FOLLOWUP: As promised, we followed up today on the Friday night arrest by Bellevue Police at the California/Charlestown 7-11.

BPD spokesperson Officer Seth Tyler tells WSB that they arrested a 28-year-old man wanted in connection with a robbery case. Their arrest team included SWAT officers because the robbery had involved a knife and the suspect, Tyler said, had a history of eluding. He remains in jail tonight in lieu of $225,000 bail.

SUSPICIOUS SIGHTINGS: Last April, we covered the case of a burglary suspect and stolen car that turned up in a dead-end alley in North Admiral between the 2100 block of California and 44th. Neighbors in that same alley say they have had four suspicious vehicle/people sightings in the past week in their alley and wanted to put the area on alert; they have contacted police. Different vehicles each time.

CRIME PREVENTION: Another reminder, 6:30 pm tomorrow at the Southwest Precinct, the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network will hear about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design from the precincts Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner – all welcome.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Paintball attacks; Charlestown 7-11 arrest followup; more..."

  • Mkl February 26, 2018 (10:23 pm)

    That orange paint looks oddly familiar- I got hit with it crossing the west seattle bridge at about 9:30 tonight. Called it in to 911 in case they can tie it to anyone else…

    • NorDel February 27, 2018 (7:28 am)

      Our car was hit last night along with two others in front of the houses next door. :(

      I can’t imagine that happening while driving! 

      • sbre February 27, 2018 (9:47 am)

        NORDEL~What is your location?

        • NorDel February 27, 2018 (1:30 pm)

          We are near 25th and Dakota. 
          @ChrisRaynor- Our car was broken into this weekend as well. We feel you.

  • Chris Raynor February 27, 2018 (10:09 am)

    We were hit as well last night. Adds insult to injury after having theft from our trailer this weekend. They shot about 6 times at my work trailer, a mess to cleanup.

  • waikiki..girl2 February 27, 2018 (11:07 am)


    I would never think of doing something like that let alone steal from someone when I was younger (60’s/70’s) I’d be too afraid of getting caught and then having to pay the consequences.


  • Concerned Citizen February 27, 2018 (12:27 pm)

    Is there any chance that the paintball infractions near Triangle or near Westwood were recorded by nearby surveillance cameras? 

  • waikiki..girl2 February 27, 2018 (1:41 pm)

    Add to my above comment… I was raised with respect for other humans and their belongs…plus being afraid of the powers to be called my Dad! :>)

  • D Del Rio February 27, 2018 (5:40 pm)

    I was parked on the street in front of Qfc yesterday for a few hours visiting a friend and had paint on my side window. At first it looked like somebody chewed up candy and spit on my car. All this happened in broad daylight.

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