CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Suspect in post-car-theft burglary arrested, two states away

Two weeks ago, we published two reader reports from Amy – first, that her car had been stolen on Alki, then that hours later, a burglar had broken into her home while she and her daughter were asleep.

Images from the break-in led to a WSB reader tip pointing police to a suspect, but he evaded at least two arrest attempts. Tonight, we have an update from Amy:

Our intruder has been caught!

He had taken his white GMC with his wife to Nevada and was caught in a high-speed chase with police. When they apprehended him, they found my kiddo’s phone, my wallet with most of the cards in it, along with other people’s stolen items. And a gun.

He’s in jail in Nevada … he will be charged in Nevada and then after he serves time he will then be sent up to Seattle to serve time here.

P.S. Still no sign of my stolen car.

Amy says the arrest happened Thursday in Mineral County, Nevada, and she found out via a call from a deputy there. We’ll follow up with their authorities and SPD to see if we can find out more.

18 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Suspect in post-car-theft burglary arrested, two states away"

  • MARIANNE November 20, 2021 (8:15 pm)

    Amy, I am so happy that your family will be able to rest more easily now.

  • WS resident November 21, 2021 (6:24 am)

    Great news! Will he actually serve time?  Or is that the assumption, because criminals like this usually get released pretty darn quickly. 

    • Amy November 21, 2021 (8:34 am)

      He will in NV for sure. The deputy said so. Here, he has multiple counts of ID theft as well as possession of stolen goods tying him to several crimes. He’s been in and out of Sea jails so 🤞🤞🤞 justice gets served. 

      • ACG November 21, 2021 (10:59 am)

        I’m so glad he was caught in another state, where hopefully he will serve some time!  I doubt he will face much of a penalty here. Best wishes to Amy and her family. Thank you for updating us. I hope that you can rest a little easier knowing he won’t be back in your home and I hope that your car is recovered soon. 

  • cjboffoli November 21, 2021 (6:48 am)

    What a crazy story! I’m so glad to hear this guy was caught and expect that Amy might sleep a bit better now, if that’s even possible after such a harrowing experience.

  • Rick November 21, 2021 (9:29 am)

    Aaaannnnd he’s wearing a patriots jersey!

    • AdmyralByrd November 23, 2021 (2:34 pm)

      Correction – he’s wearing a Tom Brady jersey.  Which means he probably picked it out of the trash of a self-respecting Patriots’ fan.  We’re on to Mac Jones.

  • Question Authority November 21, 2021 (11:10 am)

    Once while serving on a jury with much time spent wandering the Courthouse halls, I quickly came to notice most individuals in handcuffs had neck tattoos.  Personal choices about tattoos aside the fact remains there was a correlation between them.

    • Neighbor November 21, 2021 (1:18 pm)

      What does that have to do with anything?  Having neck tattoos is not a crime.  Prejudice against a person’s appearance isn’t a good look.

    • question November 22, 2021 (2:58 pm)

      The correlation being that neck tattoos are distinctive and therefore probably easier to catch a perp with unique identifying marks?

    • Gill November 23, 2021 (10:47 am)

      Good Morning, All,After reading this comment and others about tattoos related to crime decided to do some research.  Checked out several articles tying crime to tattoos and the latest I could find was from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 5-12-2017.  Briefly stated their study as well as previous studies  “have proven a correlation exists and this study has shown a similar outcome, it appears to have diminished as tattoos soar to newfound heights of popularity.”  So, the more tattoos everyone gets the less tattoos are related to crime.Under “just trying to post the facts” WC/NH skies, Gill

  • ly November 21, 2021 (11:13 am)

    AmySo glad you and your daughter were not harmed during the break-in. Glad they caught the perp.

  • John November 21, 2021 (11:18 am)

    Amy – do you know yet if he was the one who also stole your car?

  • Gatewood resident November 21, 2021 (12:48 pm)

    Too bad that we have to count on other states to keep garbage like this off the streets 

  • Mj November 21, 2021 (5:26 pm)

    Hoping the perp gets to spend a lot of time sitting in a Nevada jail cell!

  • Del November 22, 2021 (12:54 am)

    Thanks for sharing the update WSB. It’s a relief to know some justice happened for Amy’s family, and Delridge has one less criminal breaking into peoples homes.  hopefully everyone can sleep better now.  

  • Alex S. November 22, 2021 (12:44 pm)

    How in the world did he steal that car from such a busy spot in the first place??  It’s a new Audi with a sophisticated alarm and ignition cut-off system. 

    • Amy November 22, 2021 (3:55 pm)

      We don’t know. It was a 2014 model without tracking 😭. I still have all keys in my possession. 

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