WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Attempted burglary, harassment arrests; 3 car break-ins

Two police reports and three reader reports tonight in West Seattle Crime Watch:

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: The first-draft police-report summary says this happened just after 6 pm in the 6400 block of 29th SW. The victim said two people had kicked in his door but fled when he confronted him. Officers found and detained two teenage boys. The investigation, says the report, revealed that “it appeared that they had been casing the residence, attempted the doorknob earlier in the day, and at the time of this call worked up the courage to try to force entry. They did not make entry and/or steal anything,” nor was the door damaged. The Youth Services Center declined to book them, police say, so they were released to their families.

HARASSMENT ARREST: Details on this are few but the report says it happened just before 1 pm: “Officers responded to multiple calls of a male in possible crisis near 4500 block of 53rd Ave SW. Officers responded and developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for felony harassment. The suspect was located in the 4800 block of Beach Drive on private property. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail.”

Also tonight: three reader reports about car prowls:

GATEWOOD BREAK-IN: Nic says it happened in a matter of minutes:

My husband’s windows on his truck were smashed at about 8 AM on Ida street between 35th and 37th. He had brought out his work backpack and items for our kids’ preschool before putting the kids in the car. He locked the door after he put the backpack in before he went to get the kids and when he came back out, the windows were smashed and his backpack was taken that had his wallet in it. The thieves already went to Fred Meyer and tried to buy $400 worth of items.


A couple nights ago we had 2 pairs of cross-country skis with 3-pin bindings & a pair of men’s black leather ski boots stolen from inside the car along with the vehicle registration, in the North Admiral area.


My neighbors and I noticed on our video cameras that this car went by at 2:45 Sunday morning; one person got out and was looking through cars.

They managed to break into one car using a key fob device.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Attempted burglary, harassment arrests; 3 car break-ins"

  • El Jefe March 3, 2021 (6:23 am)

    The photo from John looks just like one of 4 vehicles that drove west just before I discovered my truck broken into.  

  • Sad March 3, 2021 (9:42 am)

    Property crime really needs to start having some consequences.  Right now it basically  has zero  and it’s getting really bad.  Word is out.   I do not blame spd, they do what they can with their limited resources. I feel really bad for that dad.   That’s my exact routine every morning.

    • bb March 3, 2021 (10:44 am)

      I think its more about what they can prove vs what we are pretty sure happened. This is how it usually is in cases, unless there’s obvious camera evidence or a witness. But if it’s kids then its also different, they usually give second and third chances to younger people hoping that they turn out better which is the case most of the time.

      • El jefe March 5, 2021 (11:41 am)

        Too bad I haven’t even received a case number. I have the exact time they attempted to use my card at Fred Meyer. All they need to do is contact FM.

  • Alex S. March 3, 2021 (10:42 am)

    The people who lost their ski equipment should watch for it to appear on OfferUp, the new online pawn shop  where criminal addicts sell their (our) wares.  The Bellevue-based company does everything it can to protect their users from scrutiny – at some point the state legislature needs to start regulating this giant online trafficking industry. 

  • TM7302 March 3, 2021 (10:55 am)

    Something to think about when breaking and entering at my home…  I lock my doors for your protection, not mine…

    • T Rex March 3, 2021 (1:05 pm)

      Well said!

    • WTF March 3, 2021 (9:38 pm)

      We do to. We’re a think twice house.

  • zark00 March 3, 2021 (3:54 pm)

    It may seem like there is more property crime but in reality it is effectively unchanged for the past 12+ years.Year – Total property crimes / greater Seattle population / per capita property crime rate:2015 – 38,173 / 3.25M / 1.17%2016 – 38,982 / 3.3M / 1.18%2017 – 38,616 / 3.35M /  1.15%2018 – 39,338 / 3.38M  /  1.16%2019 – 37,761 / 3.4M /  1.11%2020 – 38,550 / 3.43 / 1.12%2021 so far – 3,204 / 3.46M / 1.11% to 1.18%Note: 2021 is one month, if the same holds for the rest of the year (which is doesn’t because crime is somewhat seasonal) it would be 38,448, or 1.11% per capita. If we have a really bad year (like 2014) and it’s 41,000 property crimes in 2021, it’s 1.18% per capita.

    • CAM March 3, 2021 (9:03 pm)

      Logical thought processes not welcome here. Don’t you know Seattle is dying?

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