WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 1 neighborhood, multiple burglaries; plus, two followups, including the fish-theft case

In West Seattle Crime Watch:

SOUTH DELRIDGE BURGLARIES: On Sunday and Monday, we reported on early-morning burglaries in the South Delridge area while people were home. No one asked police about them at last night’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting, so we asked Capt. Pierre Davis if police believed they were related, and he said no. We heard from a worried neighbor this afternoon and she said police are now telling them otherwise – that at least two have similar MO’s, with the burglar coming into the resident’s bedroom. There have been at least four: Two reports in the 9400 block of 13th SW, early Sunday and early Tuesday; one in the 9200 block of 12th SW early Tuesday; and the one we detailed, early Sunday in the 9000 block of 11th SW.

CAR PROWLS: At least two overnight in 40th SW and SW Charlestown vicinity, per a brief texted reader report.

Two repeat-offender updates:

GREGORY L. THOMPSON: The Puget Ridge resident is now charged in the fish-theft case as well as with alleged witness intimidation, and he remains in jail with bail set at $325,000, a combination of current and previous cases. Charging documents tell the same story about the intimidation charge that we reported from probable-cause documents earlier this week – Thompson is accused of going to the home of the owner of a vehicle he is charged with stealing, and shooting out the vehicle’s window. But the charging papers also include new information about the saga of the stolen fish. Police found it while searching his house on a warrant related to the other case. Police say a purple Ford Explorer associated with Thompson left his house around 3 am Thursday and didn’t return until about quarter till 8 am (the fish theft is reported to have happened around 7:30). Early Friday, they served the search warrant at his house, but, the documents say, they actually arrested Thompson in White Center. At his house, the documents say, hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found as well as bb and Airsoft guns. Plus: “Detectives also located several large Styrofoam boxes marked Seattle Fish Company and at least 2 boxes containing 4 large cans of crabmeat stacked in the garage.” The charging document says this happened when Thompson was questioned about the fish:

Thompson initially denied ever being at the company. He later changed his story saying he was there and was with a friend named “Alex Harris” who had allegedly made a deal for the product. Later his story changed saying “Alex” was not with him. Thompson admitted to taking and loading several boxes into his truck and taking them to “Alex’s” place stating none of the product would be at his house. Thompson even went so far as to agree to recover the seafood from “Alex” if he called him.
When confronted with the fact detectives had located boxes of products from the Seattle Fish Company stacked in his garage and would like his consent to recover them, Thompson replied saying he would give consent if he could go home rather than being booked into KCJ, but otherwise no. A King County Superior Court addendum to the search warrant was completed and approved to recover the stolen seafood.

Thompson, police say, was never able to connect them with the mysterious “Alex,” who he said looked a lot like him. He remains in jail as of last check, and is due to go to trial later this month in connection with other cases.

NICHOLAS D. WATSON: When last we mentioned this repeat offender in a comment discussion, there was a warrant out for his arrest. Looks like police finally caught up with him. He is jailed in connection with three failure-to-appear warrants in two stolen-car cases and one burglary case, bail set at $125,000.

16 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 1 neighborhood, multiple burglaries; plus, two followups, including the fish-theft case"

  • bolo June 20, 2018 (11:52 pm)

    “Thompson, police say, was never able to connect them with the mysterious “Alex,” who he said looked a lot like him.”

    Now that smells like a fishy story to me!

    • JanS June 21, 2018 (2:08 pm)

      multiple personality disorder   

  • Manny June 21, 2018 (6:01 am)

    Drugs, Fish and Guns. A true PNW criminal.

    • heartless June 21, 2018 (11:25 am)

      With apologies to Warren Zevon (RIP),”Send lawyers, guns and mahi”It’s stories like this that make me think West Seattle needs its own version of Carl Hiaasen.  The material is just too good to waste.

  • Guy Olson June 21, 2018 (8:32 am)

    I’m glad this isn’t a story about the one that got away.

  • H June 21, 2018 (9:12 am)

    Alex is clearly a red herring.

  • Andromeda June 21, 2018 (9:43 am)

    Oh my cod! This crappie criminal is really floundering…

    • heartless June 21, 2018 (11:29 am)

      I can’t tell if you’re trolling, but these puns have got me reeling.

  • uncle loco June 21, 2018 (9:51 am)

    Hopefully this isn’t another catch and release.

  • s June 21, 2018 (10:19 am)

    I know people are probably looking down on this guy, but I respect his willingness to take the fall for his twin brother Alex.

  • RickE June 21, 2018 (10:45 am)

    Puns by the creel full.  Thanks for a good chuckle.

  • just a name June 21, 2018 (1:33 pm)

    We were one of the victims.  Someone came in through a window we left open too wide. He was standing by wife’s side of the bed, just standing, until I ran him off.  Creepy and scary since he didn’t steal my wife’s purse (but went through it) nor our two laptops sitting out in the open.  If it was just a burglary, our neighbors – especially the women – and I would be less freaked out about it. 

    • heartless June 21, 2018 (6:20 pm)

      That sounds awful, I’m so sorry.  Glad that you and yours are safe.

    • Sarah June 21, 2018 (7:12 pm)

      That’s so terrifying. Very glad you weren’t hurt. 

    • Helpful June 21, 2018 (9:26 pm)

      Creepy!is this brazen occupied burglary the new norm around here? 

      • Native June 21, 2018 (11:25 pm)

        We sure appreciate WSB keeping us informed. Too often these recidivist offenders are released on some type personal appearance requirement or some type of action that releases them to the community’s challenge.stay vigilant with block watches and securities to safeguard property and person. It’s not getting better 

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