WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 death-threat cases

Two threat cases in West Seattle Crime Watch:

WESTWOOD VILLAGE THREAT: An incident last night involved a death threat, police say. Their initial report outlines the incident as follows: Just after 8 pm, one man approached another who appeared to be car-prowling in the parking lot near Rite Aid, following him into Ross and confronting him there. That led to the suspected car-prowler hitting the other man; a fight ensued, and police say, “the victim wrestled with the suspect until the suspect gave up. They went their separate ways. The victim encountered the suspect near MOD Pizza in the Westwood Village parking lot again. The victim said that the suspect punched him again and they started to wrestle. The suspect pulled out a firearm from his pocket and pointed it at the victim’s head. The suspect asked him if he wanted to ‘live or die.’ The suspect left the area.” No description in the report.

HARASSMENT SUSPECT CHARGED: Last week we reported on an incident on 53rd SW in which a suspect was subsequently arrested on Beach Drive. The suspect, 49-year-old Nathan R. Calvin, is now charged with one count of felony harassment. Charging documents say 911 was called on the afternoon of March 2nd about a man “walking through various residential back yards.” In one of those yards, a woman found him “carrying a green metal fence post” and lifting up a boat cover. She told him to stop and leave; he “became angry and started yelling at her and calling her names (and then) took the metal fence post and began swinging it like a baseball bat and told (the victim) that he was going to kill her.” She went back into her house and called 911. Officers found him down the hill. Calvin remains in jail, bail set at $5,000. Charging documents say he has a felony theft conviction and misdemeanor assault and harassment convictions, along with 21 warrants in 10 years, some from outside King County.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 death-threat cases"

  • WSREZ March 10, 2021 (11:36 am)

    Thank GOD, Nathan was finally arrested. he has been a complete TERROR to us and our neighbors. and obviously to many others. 

  • Concerned Citizen March 10, 2021 (2:03 pm)

    I have had to call 911 on Nathan so many times this past year because he was threatening people or destroying property. Hopeful that he might be able to get the help he desperately needs finally. And also so glad he didn’t really hurt someone this time. 

    • StopCuttingDownTrees March 10, 2021 (7:12 pm)

      Well, WE got the help we need by Nathan being arrested so he can’t prey on innocent victims for a while.

  • Katherine Bellows March 10, 2021 (4:06 pm)

    Nathan spit on me as I was running last summer, why is he still around and not being dealt with? He’s a dangerous menace and seems to be escalating. 

  • alki_2008 March 10, 2021 (6:34 pm)

    There’s a Ross in Westwood Village? Or is that supposed to be Marshall’s?

  • Karen March 10, 2021 (8:23 pm)

    It probably won’t  do any good, but I emailed the King County Prosecutor’s office to ask that they please not release Nathan Calvin back into the community.  He is so violent and destructive when he is in rage-mode.  It is not compassionate to release him without intervention and treatment, and it is not fair to the community to have to endure his repeated violence and harassment.

    • WSB March 10, 2021 (8:42 pm)

      The prosecutors have done what they can for now – they filed a felony charge and requested that bail be set, and the judge granted that request. He’s been in jail for eight days. What I’ve been seeing lately in cases that we follow is that, if bail is set, the suspect stays in jail until arraignment, and then the judge may release them on recognizance. If he has mental-health issues, he could end up being held longer for a competency evaluation and possible commitment for restoration of competency. We’ve added this to the list of cases we’re watching – TR

  • JK March 10, 2021 (8:53 pm)

    I feel like I’ve seen this guy around the Cottage Grove area where we live. Is his mugshot anywhere? I can’t find it on any booking databases. 

    • WSB March 10, 2021 (9:29 pm)

      Mugshots are not made public unless police circulate one because they are actively seeking someone, or by request if the person has served time in the state prison system. His one felony conviction was in 2002 and that documentation isn’t available online, so I don’t know if he did.

  • Krist March 15, 2021 (4:47 pm)

    I truly understand how you all feel. I would be more that outraged at the things he has done. I along with his family have been trying to get him into a psychiatric facility bit he hears those words and bolts. What he needs is the jail system to send him through through their mental health court where they are treated differently and help with them with their mental health issues. Instead they throw him into the regular system where someone like him has to defend himself every minute of every day. They have never sent anyone to do a psych evaluation on him while in custody so they can send can get him to get the proper care he needs. But no they just throw him back out on the street with nothing and so the story continues on and on. If you want to right to the courts for him to get the proper treatment in mental health court/jail please do so. He used to be the sweetest man I knew. 

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