WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire; smashed-glass theft/vandalism

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports:

PUGET RIDGE GUNFIRE: This summary is from the SPD Significant Incident Reports file – it happened in the 6500 block of 21st SW early Friday:

On 11-20-2020 at 0027 hours, a male was sitting in his vehicle when a suspect drove by and shot at him four times. The victim’s vehicle was hit all four times, with the front passenger door being hit three times and a tire once. The victim was not injured. The victim said that he believes the suspect tried to kill him because he was there to testify in a court case.

JUNCTION VANDALISM/THEFT: Back on Wednesday, we reported someone broke a window at the Senior Center of West Seattle. There’ve been at least three other broken-glass incidents, two involving theft, according to the West Seattle Junction Association: “At West Seattle Optix, a window was smashed and handfuls of glasses were stolen; at Emerald Water Anglers, a window was smashed. In the 42nd Ave parking lot, a van window was smashed, with $2,500 of speakers stolen.”

(added at 2:44 pm) MORE VANDALISM: Just after we published what’s above, this arrived, from Gay: “Our [Vespa] scooter was pushed over and damaged while parked in the lot behind Key Bank in Alaska Junction about 1pm today. A man behaving erratically and swearing at people came up to the Scooter and slammed it on its side. Thanks to the father and son who noticed and helped get it back upright.”

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire; smashed-glass theft/vandalism"

  • John November 21, 2020 (3:17 pm)

    WSB,Is West Seattle the new Wild West, or is this sort of crime relative to the rest of Seattle?

    • WSB November 21, 2020 (4:14 pm)

      This is only a very quick take – but a topline check here
      https://www.seattle.gov/police/information-and-data/seastat
      looks like most precincts are up in general. (Except South.)
      Shots fired aren’t a breakout category there but SPD has said that in general citywide, gun incidents are up this year.

  • Luke November 21, 2020 (4:54 pm)

    He was there to testify at 0027 hours?? An odd time for a court appointment. 

    • Jethro Marx November 21, 2020 (5:44 pm)

      Maybe “Testify in a court case” is how the young people say, “I was there to play basketball.” 

    • John November 21, 2020 (6:06 pm)

      Honorable Judge Owl B. Dammed runs a late night bench out of a tree hole up there. Can sometimes hear her asking witnesses to identify the perp.

    • sam-c November 21, 2020 (6:22 pm)

      Also thought the location was strange “to testify in a court case.”

  • Alki resident November 21, 2020 (6:50 pm)

    “ Can I get a witness”? Lol

  • uncle loco November 21, 2020 (7:06 pm)

    I’ve lived in West Seattle all my life and I never knew there was a courthouse at that location.

  • West Seattle Lurker November 22, 2020 (9:16 am)

    The police will take your testimony at your house, or any other location if they feel that’s the safest possible way. 

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