WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 teens arrested after robbery attempt; car prowl

Two reports from the weekend in West Seattle Crime Watch:

ROBBERY ATTEMPT: Thanks for the tips about a police response at Lincoln Park Sunday evening. Police were gone by the time we heard, but we requested and received the report today. Two 17-year-old boys were arrested for allegedly trying to rob someone just outside Lincoln Park just after 5 pm. The report says the victim was “smoking a marijuana cigarette” while walking in the park with a friend. As they walked out of the park toward a bus stop near the north parking lot, the friend told police, they were approached by the two suspects who asked if they could buy marijuana from them. The victim said he didn’t have any more, but the suspects started threatening them, saying they would beat them up if they didn’t hand over their “weed.” They refused, said they were calling police, and “sought refuge” with someone in a parked car nearby. Police arrested the two 17-year-olds nearby and said they “admitted they asked … to buy marijuana” though it would have been illegal for them to possess. They were taken to the precinct and released into parental custody.

CAR PROWL: From PK: “Our vehicle was broken into between 10 pm (Saturday night) and 12 pm (Sunday) at the corner of 35th SW and SW Ida. Police report filed, fingerprints lifted and over $1500 in lost items from trunk, major damage to center console, and glove compartment rifled through.”

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 teens arrested after robbery attempt; car prowl"

  • T October 14, 2019 (7:02 pm)

    Parks have been smoke free (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc) by law since 2015. It has been illegal to smoke pot in public since it was legalized for recreational use.

    • Alki resident October 14, 2019 (8:42 pm)

      T- What’s your point? I guess you’re not fazed by the heroin thing, eh?

    • maybe October 14, 2019 (9:16 pm)

      Actually it was illegal to smoke pot in public even before it was legalized!

      But I’m not sure we really wanna get mad at the folks peacefully walking in the park, right?  We should probably focus on being mad at those who raised violence and threats–you know, scary stuff.  And maybe work on not blaming the victims here.

  • sgs October 15, 2019 (9:52 am)

    Oh yeah, the kids who threatened the victims are definitely the bad guys here, but it doesn’t mean comments made about smoking weed in public aren’t appropriate.  Bystanders shouldn’t have to breathe in that stuff in the park, in parking garages, on the sidewalk…. please enjoy your weed on your own private property. 

  • Ws prayers October 15, 2019 (12:23 pm)

    And …caught and released to their parents….smh catch and released we definitely need an overhaul in ur justice system and in our morales/values Im a mom of a teen they all smoke pot at least all the kids I know do-the gangster thug culture-in my opinion it’s taking over our youth in serious ways makes me so frustrated those parents are going to be the ones who have the pay-from restitution to time losses from work to attend all the court hearings they will have the teens won’t feel the sting the parents will 

  • Ws prayers October 15, 2019 (4:14 pm)

    What were the teens arrested for tho?

    • WSB October 15, 2019 (6:30 pm)

      Attempted robbery.

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