CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Warrant out for Gabriel Putnam, suspected knife-wielding would-be burglar

(Screen capture from security video)

Early today we made a periodic check of the files in court cases we’ve been following. One discovery of note: An arrest warrant for Gabriel C. Putnam, sought and granted just yesterday. Putnam is the 39-year-old man arrested and charged after this video-recorded Beach Drive burglary attempt last month. Police found him on another Beach Drive property further south, and also found a knife that appeared to be the one shown in the video. As we reported two weeks ago, he was released from jail into the CCAP program, which requires daily check-ins. Court documents say he stopped making those check-ins last week, so an arrest warrant was issued. If he is found and arrested, the warrant sets bail at $25,000.

15 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Warrant out for Gabriel Putnam, suspected knife-wielding would-be burglar"

  • TJ July 24, 2019 (12:30 pm)

    If he is caught, he’ll more than likely just be put back into the CCAP program again. The cycle will continue 

  • Alkidude July 24, 2019 (12:47 pm)

    On Saturday, I called the cops on someone hiding behind a bush and telephone pole by the College Street Ravine at 10pm. Fit the same description as him. Concerned now knowing he hasn’t reported in during that same timeline. 

  • WW Resident July 24, 2019 (2:34 pm)

    These alternatives to strictly jail sure are working well. It’s like reading the DOSA cases from WSB and then reading the follow ups where the person re offends while on the program.Wonder what this guy’s record is, but I guess it doesn’t matter much considering just this last weekend, a guy convicted 72 times just threw coffee on a 2 year old. The same guy that Pete Holmes grand stranded on when the judge didn’t follow his lenient sentencing recommendation

    • WSB July 24, 2019 (3:37 pm)

      As we reported previously, he had no prior record.

  • Kravitz July 24, 2019 (3:16 pm)

    Great. Another success story from the CCAP program. 

  • Enid July 24, 2019 (5:16 pm)

    The laws need to be changed.  This guy was first arrested here displaying signs of severe mental illness and carrying a deadly weapon.  Such an individual is not likely to report, which is irrelevant as he is too dangerous to be on the street.  He is a transient import from Idaho who, like many others,  has now become our threat and our financial burden.  I just hope he doesn’t harm anyone in the time between when he’s caught and when he’s immediately released again.

  • flimflam July 24, 2019 (5:43 pm)

    i’m getting confused – should i feel bad for the poor career criminal or the public he preys upon?seriously, these “diversion” programs just divert people from serving well deserved jail time…

  • James B July 24, 2019 (6:39 pm)

    so tired of this lax behavior towards repeat offenders. I had more property stolen again today out of my mail even with a locking box.

  • Swede. July 24, 2019 (8:08 pm)

    Wouldn’t you think it would been better that they held I’m the first time..? Oh well. They’ll find him after he’ll stab a few people. 

    • Alki resident July 24, 2019 (8:53 pm)

      Stop with your rational thinking. That would never workšŸ¤£

  • Mj July 25, 2019 (8:58 am)

    WW Resident at least the dad exacted some punishment to the perp!  And fortunately the baby was not injured.

  • KT July 25, 2019 (4:53 pm)

    Well, I am shocked.  He didn’t comply with the diversion.  Who would have expected that?  Perhaps when he gets arrested they can try again.

  • Joan July 26, 2019 (9:05 am)

    $25,000 bail doesn’t seem enough.

  • Jason July 31, 2019 (2:12 pm)

    At least there’s no history of people with mental health issues stabbing people nearly to death after repeatedly being released for their crimes:

    • WSB July 31, 2019 (2:13 pm)

      Not that it makes things any better but unlike Ryan Cox, Putnam has no record. BTW I’m continuing to watch the file and jail registry and so far Putnam apparently remains at large. (And Cox remains in state prison.)

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