WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Arrests in store robbery and home break-in; businesses targeted

Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports:

HOME DEPOT ROBBERY ARREST: Police report that they got a call just after 4:30 pm about a robbery at the Delridge Home Depot. Police arrested a suspect about a block away and recovered the unspecified stolen items. They also found “narcotics on the suspect’s person.” He was booked into jail for investigation of robbery and VUCSA (Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act).

BURGLARY ARRESTS: Also this afternoon, we got a couple questions about a big police response on Ferry SW in North Admiral. It was clear when we finally got to the area but we now have the SPD summary. This happened just after 2 pm:

Officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call in the 2100 block of Ferry Ave SW. The caller reported his cameras on site were being activated by a male suspect crawling into a busted-out window of the residence. Upon arrival, officers located a female outside who later told officers she was the lookout. Officers also located the male as he was exiting the front door of the residence and attempted to flee. The female asked officers if they would retrieve her jacket from a vehicle that was parked in front of the residence. Upon further investigation, officers determined the vehicle was stolen. Both suspects were booked into KCJ for Investigation of Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the registered owner. The male suspect was also booked on a Felony Warrant for Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Attempting to Elude a pursuing Police Vehicle.

ADMIRAL BUSINESS BREAK-INS: Thanks to Bill for sending a photo of a flyer taped to some Admiral business windows, saying there had been multiple break-ins/attempts. We subsequently confirmed that over the weekend, multiple Admiral businesses were hit – Mission Cantina (WSB sponsor) says someone tried to break in through their door, a door at Yen Wor Village was broken, and a burglar got into Pizzeria 22. There’s no clear image but Mission says this person spent 9 minutes in their entryway. If you have any informqtion, refer to police report #21-019592.

16 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Arrests in store robbery and home break-in; businesses targeted"

  • Shufflerunner January 25, 2021 (8:30 pm)

    Robbing a store that is almost in the parking lot of a police station and asking police to retrieve your jacket from a stolen vehicle… I’m staring to wonder how our species made it to the moon.  Bummer about the Admiral businesses, a lot of these places are trying to do good and get by at the same time. 

    • Sixbuck January 25, 2021 (9:27 pm)

      This is your brain on drugs

    • Yep January 26, 2021 (9:58 am)

      That Home Depot deals with robbers and shoplifters all the time, despite having a police station in the parking lot.  Most of the people who work there will tell you the police response time is not good and never has been, which is probably one of the reasons the proximity doesn’t make a difference to the thieves.  I’m a little surprised they actually caught one, to be honest, given the track record at that store.

  • Alki resident January 25, 2021 (8:56 pm)

    One things for sure. All three of these menaces are as dumb as a box of rocks. 

  • wsres January 25, 2021 (11:45 pm)

    There seems to be a big jump in burglaries and burglary attempts in WS lately…

    • llama mamma January 26, 2021 (5:43 pm)

      …and it seems a lot has been going on in the Admiral area recently… Admiral needs some help from the sage smudging lady!

      • Krystal January 27, 2021 (8:08 am)

        I will work it into my day to smudge Admiral today đź’•đź’«

  • Tis the Season January 26, 2021 (8:34 am)

    I wonder why!  Being hungry hurts and until Washington State unemployment office actually starts doing their job. It’s only going to get worse.  

    • Mel January 26, 2021 (9:42 am)

      Do you really believe people are doing this because they’re hungry? I know there are people who are really hurting right now but can almost guarantee this is not the case here. This is called drug addiction. 

      • llamma mamma January 26, 2021 (5:37 pm)

        There is regularly free food opportunities in the community, currently more due to the pandemic. I agree food is probably not the motivating factor for most of these crimes, more likely drugs, but maybe some is related to food insecurity. Might it be nice to see a weekly posting on WSB announcing upcoming food opportunities for the week, for those who are in need of some food support? Food bank hours and location, churches who are distributing food, and restaurants offering free community meals, etc. Maybe this would be helpful for some?

        • WSB January 26, 2021 (6:07 pm)

          We include them every night as announced, in the virus roundup. Have for months. Weekly, Food Lifeline; also, spot events like the Fil-Am SDA distribution last Saturday.

  • newnative January 26, 2021 (9:40 am)

    it would be nice (and convenient) if the two that were caught yesterday were the same that attempted to break into the Admiral businesses. 

  • Alex S. January 26, 2021 (2:31 pm)

    And, just like clockwork, after looking at the bungling burglar’s record on the KC Jails website, I see that clown has been arrested for the same things four times over the course of the last 10 months.  His latest release was just a month ago; one would think that a serial criminal committing serious crimes (including assault) would face some ACTUAL jail time at some point.  Looks like the 24 year old look-out has no criminal record…. hope she stays away from hopeless losers in the future. 

  • WSMom January 26, 2021 (4:25 pm)

    This is why we need police 

    • llama mamma January 26, 2021 (5:27 pm)

      This is why we need better social programs, community support, and interventions for people.

      • Owl January 26, 2021 (9:26 pm)

        I’m pretty sure we have more social programs than we do calendar year robberies. However, unless you take a downtown high rise and turn it into a positive rehabilitation facility. Hospital for detox, hundreds if not thousands of passionate employees and volunteers, full service kitchen and dining hall with 3 meals a day. Educational center for helping those in recovery learn and receive REAL world trade  skills that are relevant. Credit repair services. The list could go on. Make the place super visible and accessible for individuals seeking rehab. 3 months of stay covered by the defunding of existing programs that prove ineffective. Limit state sponsored benefits to those who decide to not seek rehabilitation. Remove the bureaucratic tape for entry. Ensure equal access to facility without regard to income, gender or race. Offer long term recovery for those showing genuine interest.  Phew. All of this is just a step. But a step in the right direction.   

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