CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Repeat offender charged after order-violation arrest in West Seattle neighborhood

Last Sunday, we reported briefly on an incident that brought a sizable police response to a neighborhood southwest of The Junction, described at the time as a court-order violation. We recognized the name of the suspect arrested that day, Casey Carlstedt. We reported on him multiple times in 2017, including a prosecutor’s observation that he appeared to be “spiraling out of control.” The cases we mentioned that year included a reckless-driving arrest and a bicycle theft in which WSB readers helped find the bike and the thief. In the new case, court documents say Carlstedt, now 27, was arrested a short time after he was served with a court order to stay away from a certain house and the people who live there. After officers presented him with the order – finding him near the house – he left the area, but police soon got a call alleging he had threatened to kill a random passerby. When they found Carlstedt, he was back within 150 feet of the house he was ordered to stay at least 1,000 feet away from. Court documents say this is the sixth anti-harassment order filed against him in six years. He is charged with felony harassment and violation of a court order, and remains in jail, bail set at $25,000.

7 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Repeat offender charged after order-violation arrest in West Seattle neighborhood"

  • jonathan vogel September 23, 2020 (7:10 pm)

    Good….jail is appropriate

  • John September 23, 2020 (8:24 pm)

    Who are you Johnathon Vogul to determine if jail is appropriate? Because of what you read on a blog? How do you know treatment isn’t appropriate? How do you know anything about this man to make a public statement that he belongs in jail? People like you are no worse than trump. They come to a determination based on what they hear in the news. Glad you are not in charge of anything relevant in this world

    • Audifans September 25, 2020 (1:44 pm)

      Gee, personal attack much?  The report stated  “He is charged with felony harassment and violation of a court order, and remains in jail, bail set at $25,000.”  I would say (and I believe the other poster did say) that jail is the right place for him at the present time.  You would prefer he not be charged and out on the loose?  If the court determines he needs treatment, then that is appropriate. If the court determines he needs a lot of help, that that is appropriate.  The previous comment didn’t say lock him up and throw away the key. He is in the system, so let’s see what happens.  To allow your comment to degenerate into a political name calling sort of shows that you have had your attack dog ready to unleash at the first moment you deem deserves it.

  • sgs September 23, 2020 (8:41 pm)

    Do the court documents include at least the cross streets of the house he is supposed to stay away from?  I walk my dog nearly every day near 46th and Erskine, as does my daughter.    Maybe we should stay clear.

  • Balderdash September 24, 2020 (12:34 pm)

    There are simply some individuals who cannot be permitted to circulate in society at large. This is one of them.

  • anonyme September 25, 2020 (6:32 am)

    It would be great if we had more mental health treatment options, but we don’t.  Meanwhile, guys like this can’t just be left to wander the streets committing crimes and threatening violence.   It’s time all this compassion for criminals was redirected toward the victims.

  • jonathan vogel September 25, 2020 (7:49 pm)

    John:  I figure you are cranky and angry about the upcoming election, so I’m going to ignore the attack and not respond in kind. Yes, it seems he needs to be off the streets for the moment. Someone in the system will decide whether he needs treatment or whatever. I trust that a decision will be made for the good of everyone, the general public and this individual. It was his 6th anti harassment order and he did threaten to kill a passerby according to the court document referred to here.  So my humble opinion is that perhaps a cooling off period will help. Certainly sounds safer than him being on the loose for the time being  from the description of his behavior. As to opinions, it’s a free country and everyone gets to voice their thoughts on blogs or whatever. My giving an opinion isn’t cause for unleashing a total blast of artillery. It’s not total cancel culture…. yet.

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