WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Drug suspect charged; intruder with dog; mystery shoes; 911 info

Four notes in West Seattle Crime Watch:

DRUG SUSPECT CHARGED: Continuing to follow up on the search warrant and arrest in High Point last week, we have charging documents from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, filed today. 47-year-old Richard S. Schaan is charged with two drug felonies. He remains in the King County Jail, bail set at $50,000, with an arraignment hearing scheduled October 7th. (The photo at right is from the Department of Corrections, which had it on record from time he served in 2010.)

BACKYARD BREAK-IN: From Laura near 22nd/Barton:

Back yard was broken into (Sunday) evening around 7 pm. We believe this is Jessica Detrick based on neighbors recognizing her from past incidents.

The dog is the giveaway here, as compared to past coverage here.

SOMEWHERE THERE’S A BAREFOOT TRESPASSER: Ashley southwest of The Junction wondered if this somehow connects to anything else nearby:

We woke up to these shoes under our patio table and clearly this person sat at the table for a while. Haven’t noticed anything missing. I wanted to let you know to see if anything happened to those around us. We live off Dawson and 47th.

BLOCKWATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK TOMORROW: You don’t have to be a captain or even in a Block Watch at all to attend – all are welcome at Tuesday’s meeting, 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster), featuring a guest from the city’s 911 center.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Drug suspect charged; intruder with dog; mystery shoes; 911 info"

  • E.J. September 23, 2019 (9:24 pm)

    There was a heavy-set, apparently transient woman wearing a fluorescent pink sweatshirt sleeping in one of the chairs outside Chaco Canyon the other day. She had her shoes kicked off and had a shopping cart full of trash next to her. She was there for hours. Wonder if that’s related to the shoe incident.

    • Erithan September 23, 2019 (11:27 pm)

      I think that might be one of the group who’ve taken over the little park recently(reflective markings on the sweater?)They’re more bold the any before, even cut the wires on the chairs to drag them to the benches.>.>

    • Fauntleroy Neighbor September 24, 2019 (12:56 pm)

      How about leaving sleeping people alone? There are violent rapes that SPD lets go unprosecuted. Worry about that instead of sleeping people minding their own business. Homeless people are just trying to survive and it’s hard enough as it is without people making nasty comments like this. Treat homeless people like our fellow humans.

      • Erithan September 24, 2019 (5:07 pm)

        These guys aren’t just sleeping(wouldn’t be an issueif that was the case), they’re doing drugs, drinking and fighting all day and night… I get to hear it and see it.I’ve watched a guy get his head stomped on among other things. Should see the pry marks on the door leading in from the garage.

  • Jim P. September 23, 2019 (11:21 pm)

    Curiously, there was a somewhat similar pair of shoes left under the shelter bench at a bus stop near Westwood Village this afternoon.  Dd not look like worn out pair discarded by someone with new shoes too lazy to drop them i the trash can five feet away.

  • Ktrapp September 24, 2019 (12:14 am)

    The troubling thing about Jessica Detrick is that there’s been almost a dozen other videos of her looking around people’s property and stealing items over the past several weeks.  And that’s just the people with Ring doorbells who post the footage.  She’s not exactly stealthy about it, and bringing the poor dog is a dead giveaway that it’s her.    Unless she’s a transient at this point, I’m wondering why she hasn’t been arrested yet.  There certainly are worse crimes, but considering how prolific and easily identifiable she is, it’s not like it would be hard to pick her up and solve a bunch of crimes all at once,

    • sgs September 24, 2019 (9:10 am)

      I had the same thought. 

    • Alex S. September 24, 2019 (4:57 pm)

      I’ve heard from several people in law enforcement that the dog helps serial criminal addicts avoid arrest.  If arrested (which she should be) the officers would have to deal with finding a home for the dog. These entitled street people know how to work the system, and they most certainly know how to become “empowered” by our city’s serial enablers – in the professional activist class, and in Seattle city government. 

  • Rick September 24, 2019 (10:12 am)

    Welcome to the new West Seattle! (I’ve only been here since 1969).  And yeah, I know, you’ve been here since 1338 A.D.

  • Ashley September 25, 2019 (11:06 am)

    Shoe update: We realized the person swapped their shoes for my husbands rain boots. So odd but at least the person has dry feet now….

    • T September 25, 2019 (5:03 pm)

      Ashley, thank you for the update and I really appreciate your attitude about the boots. While it is creepy/invasive to have someone uninvited on your patio I am glad you were able to share this info with compassion. Happy to have you as a neighbor and happy that is all that occurred.

    • LJ October 9, 2019 (10:16 pm)

      Nike air max ’97 $160. I wonder why anyone would leave those? Trashed? Stolen & didn’t fit? Hmmmm

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