CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Beach Drive burglary suspects

(WSB photo, Sunday night)

Busy weekend in West Seattle Crime Watch coverage. We followed up today on a Sunday night case in which two suspects were arrested, the burglary at an under-construction home in the 5600 block of Beach Drive. The 36-year-old male suspect tracked down by a K-9 team remains in jail, bail set at $2,000. The jail register shows it’s his fifth booking this year; the others were related to warrants. The 53-year-old female suspect does not have recent bookings but does have a decade-plus record of arrests. Both are facing burglary charges; she also is facing a possible drug charge, as police found a baggie of suspected meth in her purse. The police report reveals that a major factor in their inability to make a getaway was that their pickup truck was stuck in the “wet, deep, slippery mud” at the construction site. One other note: The report also explains why SFD was called to the scene – the male suspect claimed he had “overdosed,” but he was eventually cleared for jail booking. The report indicates the burglary was interrupted before anything was removed from the construction site.

13 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Beach Drive burglary suspects"

  • Graciano November 12, 2019 (2:52 pm)

    Arrested 5 times this year…, Seems the Police are doing a good job, but the court system is FAILING! $2,000.00 bail? Really

  • momof3boys November 12, 2019 (3:40 pm)

    Graciano, I agree!

  • coffeedude November 12, 2019 (4:27 pm)

    I am overly disappointed in the judicial system, given a 5th time and only 2K bail?  Why even bother, he will be out in hours.

  • Wendell November 12, 2019 (4:48 pm)

    Criminal Masterminds.

    • Rick November 12, 2019 (5:55 pm)

      Are you talking about the perps or the courts?

  • Out on bail November 12, 2019 (6:02 pm)

    That is the point of bail, to be released from jail until one’s court appearance.  I did not see any note of the individual not showing up for court dates before. Do people think that pretrial detainment should be used as a punitive measure if you’ve had previous arrests? 

    • WSB November 12, 2019 (6:07 pm)

      Actually, yes, I’ve done a bit more research and in a drug cases from last year, he had five failure-to-appears, according to the charging documents in that case…the docket for his prior jail bookings this year also show FTA’s.

    • West Seattle November 12, 2019 (8:39 pm)

      Warrants usually mean that somebody has not shown up for a court date. So when you have 5 warrants out for your arrest yet that pretty much says it all. In addition why let someone out on bail that’s been arrested five times this year to let them go steal again?

    • Eric1 November 12, 2019 (10:34 pm)

      Out on Bail, in a more perfect world, I would agree with you:  Pre-trial detainment should not be punitive.  But since there is next to zero punishment in King County/Seattle for anything short of murder, we often have to settle for what little punishment the perps get prior to their release with a slap on the hand by the “justice” system.   Thus, with 5 prior bookings this year, we dream for a more appropriate bail amount that might exact some form of punishment before his 7th booking.  Some of us even daydream about the K-9 exacting some pre-trial justice as well.    

  • zida November 12, 2019 (8:42 pm)

    Clearly not a master of his trade.

  • anonyme November 13, 2019 (6:48 am)

    No wonder police morale is so low.  They’re damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

  • flimflam November 13, 2019 (4:28 pm)

    what a ridiculous story on so many levels. how many 2nd chances does someone really deserve??

  • Wallace Grommet November 13, 2019 (11:33 pm)

    Income tax now, jails and courts will be built

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