WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Suspect jailed after Puget Ridge break-in attempt

A 36-year-old man remains in the King County Jail this afternoon after an arrest on Puget Ridge early this morning. From SPD Blotter:

Southwest Precinct officers responded to a report of an attempted burglary in the Puget Ridge neighborhood early Monday morning. After checking the home, officers located a possible suspect one block away carrying a loaded shotgun.

At approximately 5:00 am, officers were checking the area after responding to the home in the 1800 block of SW Dawson Street for a report of an attempted burglary.

During the area check, an officer located a possible suspect one block away, carrying a shotgun. Police arrested the 36-year-old man, who is a convicted felon and unable to legally possess firearms. Officers booked him into the King County Jail on felony charges of burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm. Detectives will handle the follow-up investigation.

The jail register indicates the suspect spent a month in jail last year on a probation violation related to a 2014 assault case. That case, records show, involved domestic violence against his then-girlfriend and their baby at their residence in southeast West Seattle. Court documents say he also has a lengthy record involving nine other felonies and six misdemeanors.

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Suspect jailed after Puget Ridge break-in attempt"

  • Graciano July 8, 2019 (4:09 pm)

    Is that what the helicopter is that’s been flying over the area for the last hour or more? We’re in the North Shorewood area and can hear it but it sounds more like over WWV???

    • WSB July 8, 2019 (4:24 pm)

      No, there’s nothing about this that’s helicopter-worthy, and it happened many hours ago.

  • West Seattle Hipster July 8, 2019 (4:35 pm)

    Carrying a loaded shotgun while committing a burglary?  Hope he is kept locked up for awhile, but I am sure he will be PR’d within hours.

    • WSB July 9, 2019 (3:52 pm)

      Nope, bail set at $50,000 for these two potential crimes but bail denied overall in connection with a state matter that has now also appeared on the register. I may not get further details via the probable-cause docs until tomorrow.

  • WW Resident July 8, 2019 (5:10 pm)

    9 felonies, awesome! 

  • Joan July 8, 2019 (5:10 pm)

    Why was this person back on the street? Is there any chance of rehabilitating someone like this? We have so many repeat offenders. It’s sad, but what is to be done with them? He had a gun, and wasn’t supposed to have one. There doesn’t seem to be any way of preventing this.

    • Mike July 8, 2019 (7:17 pm)

      Our judges, public defenders, and members of our government in this state, county and city have made it a priority to always give the benefit of opportunity to the person who commits the crimes.  Sadly the victims are not given the same, some have paid with their life.  Want people to actually deal with consequences of their actions? Vote the people out that have made it this way.

      • Nolan July 9, 2019 (10:27 am)

        Citation needed.

  • West seattle guy July 8, 2019 (8:41 pm)

    Wow!  That’s what the police commotion was all about this morning!  My dog was growling and woke me up.  Heard the police talking to someone (I think victim.)  So glad they caught the guy!  

  • anonyme July 9, 2019 (6:19 am)

    Washington has a three strikes law, so how can this dirtbag still be out menacing the public after nine felonies, stalking the streets with a shotgun?

    • WSB July 9, 2019 (7:25 am)

      “Three strikes” only applies to certain convictions. I don’t have time to go find the link again right now.

  • Not a transplant July 9, 2019 (9:38 am)

    The “judge” is the point of failure in the mentioned traid with regards to the breakdown for repeat offenders.  I went to a sentencing hearing last year.  The prosecution asked for a long sentence and made a strong case.  The defense team convinced the judge to a ridiculously short sentence with a sad sack story.  I don’t blame the defense attorneys, they are are doing their job (and in this case did a great job).The judge granted the defenders the full request and the repeat offender avoided years of jail time.  Pay attention to judges when it is time to vote them out.  More time needs to be spent publicly vetting judges. 

  • anonyme July 9, 2019 (2:51 pm)

    Sounds reasonable, but if I’m not mistaken most judges run unopposed – which means we’re really not getting a choice.  I guess we need to ask why there’s not more competition for these seats?

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