CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: West Seattle tire-slashing suspect arrested

Police have arrested a suspect in last weekend’s West Seattle tire-slashing spree. We’ve been following up with the Southwest Precinct regarding progress in the case, and today commander Capt. Kevin Grossman reports that “SPD received reports from 9 different victims with over a dozen slashed tires. The crime spree spread from Lincoln Park area to Alaska Junction. There were several victims who had video surveillance of the suspect. SPD officers tracked down several leads and today the 28-year-old male suspect was taken into custody near Westwood Village. The suspect was booked into King County jail for investigation of malicious mischief.” We’re checking into the suspect’s background and so far he does not appear to have a felony record.

16 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: West Seattle tire-slashing suspect arrested"

  • Mj January 9, 2021 (5:14 pm)

    Good job SPD, now it would nice to see the prosecutor make the perp pay for new tires for all the victims aka full restitution!

  • 1994 January 9, 2021 (5:31 pm)

    Yeah! wonder if he will be found guilty and ordered to pay for the tires he damaged….we can only hope with video evidence.

  • Joe January 9, 2021 (6:19 pm)

    28-years-old?? This is behavior that I would expect from a 13 year old punk.

    • Alki resident January 9, 2021 (6:38 pm)

      I’d never put an age limit on a punk. This guy clearly has issues and hopefully he’ll pay. Thank goodness for camera’s these days and awareness around us. 

  • River January 9, 2021 (6:36 pm)

    What a POS!  Who randomly slashes tires?  Curious the penalty for this kind of behavior in Seattle these days.

    • Peter January 9, 2021 (7:50 pm)

      Malicious mischief is a gross misdemeanor. That could mean up to a year in jail, but for a first offense jail time is unlikely, fines/restitution and probation are likely. BTW, none of that is up to the city, it’s the county administering state law.

      • Capt Kevin Grossman January 10, 2021 (7:14 am)

        Good morning.  The crime of Malicious Mischief is a felony if the amount of damage is more than $750 (RCW 9A.48.080(a)).  In this case, the damage is estimated to be in the thousands.  The case will be sent to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review and a charging decision.

  • KR January 9, 2021 (7:50 pm)

    Great job SPD! Also glad to hear video surveillance is actually helping catch criminals. Optimistically hoping for some sort of restitution, and that the suspect will think twice before slashing tires again. I know that is a high bar to meet unfortunately, so we’ll see how quick he makes it back out….

  • SlashedinWestwood January 9, 2021 (8:39 pm)

    I wonder if it is the same person that slashed my tires about a year ago in the Staples parking lot at Westwood Village

  • Ws January 10, 2021 (1:49 pm)

    Hope this clearly Disturbed person gets the help they need during this crazy time! No excuse! He has to pay. I have unfortunately heard of at least two or three other people committing the same crime! Including one who stabbed a 60 year old man, get these perps the help they need!! Can’t make $ in jail, vicious cycle. 

    • WSB January 10, 2021 (2:07 pm)

      Certainly this is not the first tire-slashing case we’ve covered and until and unless charges were filed, we won’t know exactly which cases this person is suspected of. As for 60-year-old man being stabbed, perhaps you mean the stabbing of a 61-year-old man last Sunday? As we’ve reported, that suspect was arrested and charged. No tires mentioned in any of the court/police documents. – TR

      • Ws January 10, 2021 (2:28 pm)

        Really? You’re just as bad as Fox News. 

        • ACG January 10, 2021 (5:29 pm)

          What are you talking about, Ws?????   Are you saying the journalism on WSB is as bad as Fox News?  I completely DISAGREE with you. WSB is about as unbiased reporting as there is. 

          Commenters range in opinions, of course. But the journalism done by TR, Patrick, et al is some of the best that I read each day.

          • Ws January 10, 2021 (6:41 pm)

            Commenting on the comment above “defensive much”  Didn’t go under correct message jeezAlso, Don’t want people to think their cars are safe with one guy arrested. Still many desperate angry people cause mayhem. Thank you ACG for making me clarify. Honestly appreciated

          • Ws January 10, 2021 (6:41 pm)

            Commenting on the comment above “defensive much”  Didn’t go under correct message. I still would like to add that I don’t want our neighborhood people to think their cars are safe with one guy arrested. Still desperate angry people out the to cause mayhem. Thank you ACG for making me clarify. Honestly appreciated

  • Ws January 10, 2021 (2:20 pm)

    Same post as poor man stabbed said about 30tires!!!  This arrest says total of 9 cars and a dozen tires, crazy! But w.s people who still have unresolved EXPENSIVE damage that this isn’t the only perpetrator. Still be vigilant!

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