WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: ‘Road-rage’ arrest; robbery followups; laundry-room burglar

Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes this midday:

ROAD-RAGE ARREST, GUN SEIZED: This happened just after 5 pm last night. Here’s the SPD summary: “Officers responded to a road-rage incident in the 3200 block of SW Morgan St. The caller reported a male in a vehicle blocking the roadway, and when the caller asked him to move his vehicle, the driver pointed a handgun at her. The male fled the scene but was located a few minutes later when he returned to his residence. The suspect was arrested for Felony Harassment and for DUI.” A subsequent search turned up this gun:

The photo is from SPD. We’re checking on the suspect’s status.

ROBBERY FOLLOWUPS: We reported briefly last night on two street robberies reported in West Seattle. Police tell us today they’re still investigating whether these might be related. From the initial SPD summaries, we have a few more details. In the first one, around 8:10 pm, “two juveniles were walking at 30 Ave SW/SW Thistle St and a dark 4-door sedan pulled up next to them. The sedan was occupied by four males. One of the males exited the vehicle and began asking the juveniles questions. The male pulled out a handgun, and demanded items from the juveniles. A couple of the occupants exited the vehicle and talked the suspect out of committing the robbery. The sedan fled the scene. The juveniles walked home,” and called police. In the second one, about 8:25 pm, “the victim was driving in the alley at 16 Ave SW/SW Barton St. (One suspect) was in the middle of the alley and the victim stopped her vehicle. (He) displayed a handgun, and (the second suspect) approached the victim in the driver?s seat and punched her in the face. The suspects took the victim s purse and wallet. The suspects fled the scene, possibly in a vehicle.” No further descriptive information in either case.

LAUNDRY-ROOM BURGLAR: The photo and report are from Beverly:

Apartment storage/laundry room break-in on 9th and Holden:

On Monday (12/27/) morning, this man broke into our secured apartment building and then broke the locks off the washer and dryer to take the very small amount of change, then proceeded to break into our shared locked storage room. He was clearly rummaging around in our storage locker as he had a few tools inside the door ready to take. My husband confronted him while I called 911. He ran out the back door just minutes before police arrived.A report has been filed, case # 2020-355004. If you have any info on this man, please contact SPD 206-733-9800.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 'Road-rage' arrest; robbery followups; laundry-room burglar"

  • HD December 31, 2020 (12:51 pm)

    Well, this is all very scary!

  • Alki resident December 31, 2020 (1:09 pm)

    A row of our apt mailboxes were stolen overnite. They were imbedded into the wall, I’m assuming to steal stimulus checks. Keep an eye out. 

    • Eddie December 31, 2020 (2:33 pm)

      Seriously? You’ve got to be kidding. Rip out a whole section of apartment mailboxes looking to hit on stimulus checks that haven’t even been mailed yet?  Worse luck than Scratch Tickets.

  • Frog December 31, 2020 (2:46 pm)

    It’s amusing how the gun has that message etched on the side — “READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE USING FIREARM”.  I would guess it says on the first page, “Don’t use while drunk” and on the second page “Don’t use to threaten strangers”.  If only these guys would RTFM.

  • wseaturtle December 31, 2020 (2:46 pm)

    any descriptions of the “4 in the dark vehicle”?

    • WSB December 31, 2020 (4:03 pm)

      As noted above, there is no other descriptive info of either people or vehicle(s).

  • ScubaFrog December 31, 2020 (3:30 pm)

    When you point a handgun at someone, that’s 2nd degree assault.  Lax charges from Satterberg, I hope they’re upgraded.  These kinds of things have to be taken seriously, I mean they have the weapon.  You overcharge, not undercharge in cases like this.  We need a new King County Prosecutor, crime’s overboard.

    • WSB December 31, 2020 (6:44 pm)

      The person has not yet been charged. This is what they were arrested for *investigation of*.

      • ScubaFrog January 1, 2021 (11:49 am)

        Oooh ok thank you WSB 

  • StopCuttingDownTrees December 31, 2020 (3:39 pm)

    Glad to hear that an aggressive, careless DUI offender was arrested and taken off the streets.

  • Auntie December 31, 2020 (3:41 pm)

    I guess those thieves have never heard of Direct Deposit! I’m guessing most people will have their checks sent directly to their bank and those receiving paper checks will be few and far between…

  • wsperson December 31, 2020 (6:18 pm)

    People who break in to buildings to steal stuff can be really unpredictable, don’t confront them! Just call the police, it’s not worth it. 

  • Flivver December 31, 2020 (8:48 pm)

    WSB. The Alki shooter i was referring to was the one who shot his neighbor in the alley between 60th & 61st. about a month ago.

    • WSB January 1, 2021 (12:58 am)

      Still in jail, next court appearance next week; this is the phase where cases proceed routinely along with status hearings every few weeks until there’s a plea (most common resolution) or trial.

  • Flivver January 1, 2021 (7:00 am)

    WSB. Thanks for the update. Wasn’t home when it happened but the bullet ridden car was too close to home!!!!

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