WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH; Double-shooting followup; yard theft

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes:

DOUBLE SHOOTING FOLLOWUP: Early Sunday, we reported on a police and fire response in the 7200 block of Dumar Way. The initial report was that two people were shot. but the house was empty when police arrived; one victim showed up at Harborview Medical Center. The Southwest Precinct has just released a few more details: “A large house party was being hosted at an Airbnb … Two suspects arrived that did not get along. They got into an argument before shooting 15-20 rounds at each other. Two victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center by personal vehicles. It is unknown if they were the shooters. Both victims were uncooperative with the police. One victim was shot in the arm and the other in the back.” SPD was seeking a warrant to collect more evidence.

ADDED 9:09 AM: We’ve just received additional information in response to our original inquiry with SPD media relations. The warrant actually has already been procured; officers reported finding “bloodstains, ,,, disarray, and an identification card … inside the house” as well as “five bullet holes in the wall. Four of them had visible exit holes and the fifth had a bullet still lodged in it.” This information also clarifies that four people were inside the house when police arrived, though the victims were gone. It also notes the Washington State Patrol tried to stop the vehicle carrying the victims for suspected DUI on I-5 – and arrested the driver after arrival at Harborview. The victims were a “juvenile male” who tried to “flee the hospital without receiving treatment” for a gunshot wound to his right arm, and a female victim who said she was standing on the house’s balcony when hit in the back by a bullet and didn’t even realize for a few minutes that she had been shot. Two casings were found in the street.

(back to original 8:42 am report) YARD CART THEFT: The video and report are from Denise in Highland Park:

Some lady came from the front side of our house through a closed gate, stole a Gorilla Cart from us, and went out the back gate as well. This happened at 8:06 (Sunday) morning.

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH; Double-shooting followup; yard theft"

  • Nachobeaver October 5, 2020 (9:19 am)

    Looks to be the same lady the police arrested a couple weeks ago breaking into my neighbors house in highland park!! This lady has no cares she’ll do whatever she wants and in broad daylight too!! She has been caught and released numerous times the officers told us.

  • anonyme October 5, 2020 (9:32 am)

    Everything about this shooting is wrong.  “A large house party was being hosted at an Airbnb.”  A party during a pandemic, several attendees arriving fully armed – as well as the general disruption that Airbnb’s bring to neighborhoods, especially when the property is rented specifically for a party.  The property owners are culpable.  And the cart thief looks a lot like that woman who used to steal from yards and porches with her dog in tow.  She went to jail but is probably out by now.  Just another day in Seattle.

    • Boop October 5, 2020 (3:51 pm)

      How are the property owners culpable?

  • momosmom October 5, 2020 (11:20 am)

    I guess they won’t be getting their deposit back from the owner of the Airbnb will they?!

    • Frog October 5, 2020 (4:14 pm)

      Ya, hosts hate it when you leave bullet holes.  The guests will probably get a bad review too.

  • Lola October 5, 2020 (1:22 pm)

    Might detour someone from coming in but we put clips on all of our gates that you have to un-clip to get the gate open.  Caribiner Clip or something similar works well.  Might keep someone from coming in and just randomly stealing stuff.  Sorry this happened to you. 

  • anonyme October 5, 2020 (4:32 pm)

    The owners are culpable because they are operating a business that creates health, safety, and crime issues in the neighborhood.  Clearly, they are not properly screening or supervising these rentals.

    • Boop October 6, 2020 (7:03 am)

      Still not sure how the owners are responsible for the misbehavior that is against Airbnb rules for parties (see the link above from Kelkouska for example).  Your statement just seems to be overly harsh and oversimplified on someone who is trying to generate income with their property.  

  • anon October 5, 2020 (5:19 pm)

    I just don’t understand why known criminals who are repeat offenders, and who have no intention of obeying the laws of our society, are allowed to be out on the streets to commit crime at will. It’s just insanity.

    • Jon Wright October 5, 2020 (7:57 pm)

      Because the public is unwilling to fund everything that goes along with convicting  and incarcerating them. A court case can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. It costs nearly $35,000 a year to keep someone in prison. Courts are already backlogged and jails are already full. How much do you think it would cost to “upgrade” the system to handle all the known criminals who are repeat offenders? Is a plurality of your fellow citizens willing to spend that money?

    • John Compassionon October 5, 2020 (8:29 pm)

      Insanity may be it, regardless everyone that needs help should receive it.   If this person received counseling, housing and a job she might  stop petty thievery.Locking a person like her up is no different than abiding her behavior as her crime sprees cost society less than incarceration.  And incarceration as punishment is not effective for  changing behavior in a favorable way.

  • WeGoHigh October 6, 2020 (4:53 pm)

    I’m just amazed at how casual and nonchalant she is about swiping other people’s property.  Not running, not looking around if anybody (or any camera) is looking.  I mean, what is in this person’s mind?  That it’s her right?  Clearly a professional….

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