WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Mini-mart hit again; repeat offender back in jail

Two items in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

MINI-MART HIT AGAIN: The police Twitter log shows a commercial burglary early this morning in the 4000 block of California SW, and Casey says neighbors report it was the gas station/mini-mart at California/Andover, again, just two weeks after the last break-in. Items stolen reportedly included thousands of dollars in cigarettes.

REPEAT OFFENDER BACK IN JAIL: Last week, repeat offender Bryan Tiedeman posted bond and got out of jail after five months; he is awaiting trial on four counts of possessing stolen vehicles. Today, according to scanner traffic, he was caught back at or near his former residence in Fauntleroy, and he turned up on the jail register a few hours later, held for alleged criminal trespass. Court documents for the case on which Tiedeman is awaiting trial call him a “prolific auto thief” and say he is a “serial reckless driver when being sought by the police,” adding that police once asked him why, and he told them that “he didn’t like being in stolen vehicles.” The December arrest that put him in jail was in South Delridge; the four stolen vehicles involved in the charges were taken from Admiral, Highland Park, The Junction, and Renton.

P.S. Got neighborhood crime/safety concerns? Your next chance to hear from and talk with local police is Tuesday, 6:30 pm, when the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meets at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster).

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Mini-mart hit again; repeat offender back in jail"

  • Alki resident May 20, 2018 (6:31 pm)

    Way to go Tiedeman, not sure why they don’t just keep you permanently.

  • Question Authority May 21, 2018 (5:52 am)

    He is a “serious reckless driver”  Why not, it’s not even his car he’s worried about wrecking!

  • Native May 21, 2018 (7:46 am)

    Correct … like Nicholas Watson … a habitual criminal rooted in drug addiction in a system that does not know how to deal with it from a recovery or incarceration perspective except to ask for more money, then not know the accountability answer and ask for more … Lisa H and her team are not qualified to hold office in a crisis. I am back east right now and Seattle and Washington are an embarrassment. “ Is that where the state had its electoral votes go to a Chief and Colon Powell?”

    Is that where the City Council pickets the largest employers?

    Is that where they tried to unionize the independent Uber Drivers?

    Is that where they replaced a 6 to 8 lane viaduct with a 4 lane tunnel that does not access the city or waterfront and is millions over budget and years behind schedule? And it’s beautiful waterfront the same… behind and over budget .. so people with a view of the water pay for the mistake?

    Is that where over 200 million is allocated to Homeless and it is worse than ever? RVs broken down and parked all over the city including the waterfront  Alki and tents in parks if the council gets thier way.

    Is that….. and over and over…

    whew what a mess … thanks city council. I blame them for the increase in crime against property which is epidemic from residivist offenders. Support Sawant, O’brien. Herbold and get a Mad Max city or is it ?

    • B.W. May 21, 2018 (11:48 am)

      Well said

    • Felix Grounds May 21, 2018 (3:23 pm)

      You should move back and run for city council, I’m sure you’ll have every problem solved in a month….

      • Native May 21, 2018 (6:03 pm)

        I don’t have to 

        I was born here …graduated from west Seattle and did my graduate work in political science and economics at the UW. but… a grade school education would match the current council 

        • Cratewasher May 22, 2018 (9:36 pm)

          Then don’t be such a coward. 

          Run and fix the city. 

      • a May 21, 2018 (6:22 pm)

        Felix I’m sure Native would be a hell of a lot better than what we currently have on our council. I don’t recommend he move back though unless he wants to come back to a drug infested homeless mecca. It’s amazing with the amount of money this economy has and the amount of money in taxes that our city gets how disgusting they have let this city get. Sawant is a communist and no one on the council has the spine to stand up to her. The answer to the problem seems clear to me. Instead of a head tax on the companies that contribute to our economy, use the 200 million a year we already spend on the homeless in a more productive way. Use some of the money to hire more officers and drug counselors. Clear out the encampments and offer the homeless drug rehab, job training and shelter. If they refuse the services then strictly enforce our laws and arrest them for trespassing and using illegal drugs. Make it hard for the people who are on our streets just so they can live without rules and be junkies. They will eventually move on. None of this will happen with our current city council though. They want this problem because it means more money for them. The homeless are now an industry to them. Remember to vote these clowns out we can eventually take our city back

    • a May 21, 2018 (6:04 pm)

       You forgot “is that the city with some of the worse traffic in the country that is eliminating lanes for cars so that they can put in bike lanes for the less than five percent that commute by bike?”

  • SeaSpade May 21, 2018 (10:31 pm)

    Bravo A  Bravo

  • West Seattle Hipster May 22, 2018 (6:45 am)

    It is refreshing to see an overwhelming amount of comments on the WSB becoming more and more common sense.  We as voters need to change the political climate in our city before it is damaged even worse than it already is.  We need candidates who are not activists or extremists but can lead and bring people together to find common sense solutions to the problems we are facing.

    • Helpful May 24, 2018 (10:46 am)

      Yes- that, please!

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